Technical Program Manager

Title: Technical Program Manager

Reporting to: Chief Technology Officer

Location: Silicon Valley, CA



Lead technical program management for Avicena’s innovative optical interconnects:

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders define product and project requirements.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to plan projects down to the task level. This includes defining task deliverables, duration, dependencies, and owner(s).
  • Coordinate across projects to identify interdependencies, resource conflicts, critical path(s), and opportunities to improve project schedules.
  • Manage project execution, including holding regular meetings and communicating with project and task owners to update task status.
  • Generate reports, including project progress vs schedule and high-level metrics.
  • Evolve project management process as required, including configuring project management tools and defining task updating process.
  • Identify top risk items, formulate mitigation plans, and escalate issues as needed.
  • Brief executives on project status and recommend actions.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in engineering management including 3+ years of experience in technical program management, preferably in a related industry.
  • Highly desirable to have experience and expertise in optoelectronic component and optical packaging development.
  • Advanced knowledge of the full life-cycle of product development.
  • Experience in product development planning and providing leadership.
  • Ability to collaborate with engineers and report to senior managers.
  • Extensive experience in product engineering, deployment, and integration.
  • Ability to evaluate product performance metrics, as well as diagnose and resolve issues.
  • Ability to keep up with advancements in the field of technical product development.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.


About Avicena

Avicena is a privately held company developing microLED based ultra-low power high bandwidth interconnects for chip-to-chip communications. This technology will revolutionize High-Performance (HPC) and Cloud computing, as well as other industries where low power interconnects are critical like camera sensors, autonomous vehicles, and aerospace. Avicena is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with a development center in Livingston, Scotland. The company was founded in 2019 by leading technologists from the optical networking industry with a track record of delivering breakthrough products. (

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