Hardware Engineering

Senior/Staff Technical Program Manager, Engineering

South San Francisco, CA


At Plenty, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet.

About the Role

As one of our Senior Technical Program Managers, you will oversee Plenty Engineering projects from concept through launch, including conceptualization, design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and turnover to customer. This role will focus on the development of Plenty’s high volume components, from luminaires to sensors to grow towers. These comprise many of the core Plenty strategic components in the farm.

Ultimately, our mission is to improve the life of Plants, People, and Planet by providing Plenty’s delicious produce to the world. In this role you will be part of a passionate and dynamic team that is developing new technology from the ground up and deploying it at a global scale.

Type of Role


What You Will Do

  • Lead a cross-functional team comprised of engineering, supply chain, construction management, and others to design various high volume electromechanical devices

  • Build comprehensive product specifications, taking input from other Engineering teams, Farm Operations, and Plant Science

  • Develop a technology development roadmap for each product

  • Manage product development, schedule, and cost

  • Work with the rest of the Engineering PM team to develop the Engineering team’s product development and validation processes

What We Are Looking For

  • BS in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical, and/or similar acquired skills from experience in the engineering field
  • 5-9 years managing the design of high volume, electromechanical assemblies

  • Experience leading design and manufacturing validation activities (DFMEA, DV/PV testing, PPAP etc.)

  • Experience in high volume manufacturing processes - injection molding, stamping, PCB assembly, casting, extrusion, etc.

  • Appreciation for the art of managing evolving project requirements in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience using a standard product development process. Experience with Scrum a plus

  • Experience managing vendors and third party designers

  • Highly collaborative mindset and strong communication skills

About Plenty

Plenty is a new kind of farm for a new kind of world. We’re on a mission to bring fresh, local produce to communities everywhere in a way that’s better for the environment by using 5% of the water, 1% of the land, and none of the synthetic pesticides or fertilizers of conventional agriculture. Our local field-scale indoor farms are creating a healthier, more delicious and sustainable future.

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