Technical Project Manager

Bay Area, California
Engineering /
Full-time /
Fuse is on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to fusion energy. Our core product is TITAN: an Impedance Matched Marx Generator (IMG). TITAN is the most efficient and powerful (TW) machine of its kind. Fusers have built and licensed Magical Unicorn and FAETON I, 2 novel pulsed power generators.

You are joining an early-stage fusion company. Please expect to wear different hats and take 0 to 1 ownership of objectives. Changing the world is hard but honorable and fulfilling. You should expect to work extremely hard to make a dent. This is not a regular job. Fusers are on a mission to change the world and get shit done.

Key responsibilities

    • Ownership of project definition, planning, scheduling, resource allocation, triage, release management, metrics gathering, and communication to wider audiences;
    • Working with multidisciplinary teams and leaders across all technical systems – as well as interface with customer-facing teams such as sales, sales engineering, consumer go-to-market, and support;
    • Identify critical path, maintain a schedule and roadmap, communicating it and any associated bottlenecks weekly to a broader audience;
    • Responsible for reporting program status and critical path items to management and stakeholders.
    • Key technical point of contact for internal and external stakeholders to ensure mass production product meets customer and reliability targets.
    • Identify and own projects and processes that improve overall program success and progress.
    • Work with the sales team to identify opportunities that are a good fit for Fuse. Get buy-in and establish resources to support these programs.
    • Manage contracts to make sure we meet schedule while giving technical teams ample time to get work done ahead of milestones.

Minimum qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or another STEM discipline
    • 5+ years professional experience in project management, program management, mission management, logistics, or other field

Desirable skills

    • Experience with interdisciplinary project management across many departments. Interdisciplinary engineering fundamentals and multidisciplinary project execution is the key to success in this role.
    • Experience developing and presenting concise engineering summaries to drive decision-making.
    • Prior experience with the full hardware product life cycle.
    • Capable of working autonomously and solving complex problems to meet project timelines.
    • Experience working with US Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities on complex high-stakes projects.
    • Experience with US Government project management and procurement.
    • Knowledge of international affairs and current US Government capabilities and needs.

Additional requirements

    • Must be able to travel and work extended hours/weekends as needed.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

Fuse is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Fuse is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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