Senior Technical Program Manager

Hayward, California
May 12, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Company Description   

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders who pioneered the field of single-molecule live cell imaging (Nobel Prize, 2014).   

We are building a passionate and creative team eager to apply their talents to empower interdisciplinary scientific exploration, inaugurate a radical drug-discovery paradigm and ultimately create novel medicines. 


The Senior Program Manager role is an integral part of our growing program management office (PMO) and will report into the senior director of program management. This role will be focused on supporting engineering programs but will participate in the development of program management processes and tools for the whole organization.  

Who You Are 

You thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly growing environment and have a natural desire to take on new challenges and responsibilities. You are result-oriented, with strong attention to detail and are always motivated to deliver excellence in your work. You love delivering important programs and are adept at finding creative solutions to complex issues. You tailor your extensive knowledge of program management processes and techniques to meet the specific needs of programs in this very cross functional environment. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Apply program management knowledge and experience to complex programs involving development of hardware, software, and automation.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the creation and delivery of ground-breaking microscopy instrumentation 
  • Create program plans with well-defined goals, scope, requirements, timelines and deliverables for projects across various departments 
  • Develop and execute risk management plans 
  • Develop and execute communication plans including well-defined lines of communication, meeting agenda and minutes, dashboards, and project documentation 
  • Communicate and present program plans, status, risks and issues up through the PMO and to executive leadership 
  • Match program management methodology (Waterfall vs. Agile for example) to suit the needs of programs 
  • Control programs so key deadlines are met, decisions are made promptly, and risks and issues are managed 
  • Plan iteratively, as needed, to find optimal path through execution of programs 
  • Ensure timely execution of activities on the critical path to key program milestones  
  • Partner with other program managers to develop and implement process improvements 
  • Ensure development of high functioning teams, including training and mentoring team members where appropriate  


  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • 8+ years of project management experience  
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills  
  • Ability to use interpersonal skills and influence to accomplish work and ensure optimal team performance 
  • Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders 
  • Highly motivated to define best practices and build tools for use across the whole organization 
  • Self-starter with the ability to act and operate independently 
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities concurrently and quickly adjust to changing circumstances 
  • PMP Certification highly desired 
  • Experience with Atlassian products and MS Project highly desired 
  • Degree in life sciences or engineering highly desired 
  • Experience in a regulated environment a plus  

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment. 

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization.  You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date.  If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.