SW Development PM (R&D)

Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts 02451

Post Date: 08/20/18 Job ID: 6215 Category: Project/Program Management

Position:  SW Development PM
Location: Greater Boston Area
Duration: 3-6 months, Contract to Hire
Candidates must be local
Must be able to interview in person
Must be able to work onsite. 
Required:  SW Dev experience, R&D a plus, healthcare or med device a plus

  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of engineering project management, resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways.
  • Leads complex R&D projects across all phases of planning, implementation, and production readiness and support.
  • Creates, optimizes, and drives structured schedules and project plans. Sets and meets deadlines with quality deliverables, effectively adapting and modifying plans based on changing conditions or data.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for engineering project management activities.
  • Represents the R&D teams as core team member in the cross-functional program teams.
  • Collaborates across all the functional areas (R&D, Marketing, QA/QC, Regulatory, Clinical, Operations, Service and others) necessary to insure successful project completion and delivery.
  • Anticipates, identifies, documents, and manages key program risks; proposes and drives appropriate mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Prepares project dashboards and communicates progress clearly across organizational boundaries and levels from individual contributor to senior executive.
  • Plans resource requirements and negotiates Core Team resources with R&D functional managers; assist Core Team Members in negotiating extended team staffing.
  • Leads teams to define and prioritize scope, objectives, and requirements.
  • Assist Core Team Members in resolving extended team and functional issues.
  • Builds effective relationships with core and extended team members, functional managers, senior management, and customers.
  • May provide assistance to lower level staff with more complex tasks that require a higher level of understanding of functions.
  • May escalate issues to supervisor/manager for resolution, as deemed necessary.
  • Reviews and complies with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Assists with various projects as assigned by a direct supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.



  • Minimum 5 – 8 years of related experience in product development and/or project management, preferably in the medical device industry; with a Master’ s Degree 3 years of experience required.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Project management tools to develop schedules, allocate resources, and track progress.
  • Excellent leadership skills and experience leading high-performance technical teams.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding track record driving projects to completion on time, within budget and in high quality.

Matthew Poplawski
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