Engineering Project Manager at Latch

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Renting a home is the world's oldest subscription service. People spend thousands of dollars every month for an experience that is outdated, inconvenient, analog, impersonal, and leaves a lot to be desired. Latch is working to make every building better, and while we've methodically executed this mission since our founding with great success, we're just getting started.

Leveraging our knowledge from companies like Apple, BCG, and IDEO, we’ve rethought how people interact with space. Latch delivers a full-building operating system designed to help owners, residents, and third parties like guests, couriers, and service providers, seamlessly experience the modern building. We’ve done this by combining software, devices, and services into a holistic platform that makes spaces more efficient, enjoyable, and profitable.

The next chapter of the Latch story will be our most exciting yet, and we’re looking for more talented team members to help fuel our growth.

As an Engineering Project Manager at Latch you will work directly with the various disciplines in our Hardware Engineering department including the Mechanical, Electrical, Firmware and Reliability team.  You will manage complex and interesting hardware projects through the concept and development phases ultimately handing a qualified product over to a sustaining team in the PVT phase of a project.   You will be expected to have a loud, clear voice and excellent organizational skills in order to keep the project deliverables on time and everyone updated as necessary.  You should excel in problem solving and be eager to dive in on problems alongside the teams. You will develop, iterate and drive delivery of development timelines that meet the requirements provided by both product and engineering. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of leadership, superb communication and a desire to learn and grow with a team that is willing to teach along the way.

Responsibilities:

  • Define strategy, priorities, and scope of work necessary to deliver upon project expectations
  • Ability to speak up when necessary and manage staff without being their direct
    manager
  • Ready and able to speak to project status at all times
  • Ability to see an opportunity for improvement and execute efficiently
  • Identify and understand risks and tradeoffs, driving these to their logical
    conclusions and proposing plans to deliver on time
  • Ability to eloquently communicate and present complex engineering issues to varying levels of understanding
  • Coordinate project reviews, communicating project status and engineering
    issues to project team and management

 Qualifications:

  • Outstanding influencer who is great at connecting the dots and able to lead and influence global, cross functional teams
  • Strength in positions of leadership. Able to mobilize, inspire, and lead teams without direct authority and manage conflicting stakeholder interests effectively
  • Ability to contribute consistently and positively in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Remain flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Strong collaboration skills—leading execution across teams, influencing across organizations, and experience working across all levels
  • Scrappy and inventive, always finds a way forward; eternal optimist with a committed drive for impact
  • Expert knowledge of program and project management. Knows the tools (e.g. strategic frameworks, change management, dependency management, risk management, amazing communication) and when to use them, when not to use them, and when it’s time to build new ones
  • Degree and/or experience in an engineering discipline a plus

Founded in 2014, Latch now has 300+ team members working to make spaces better places to live, work, and visit. Over half of our team members work in product development roles, and our team leverages established expertise in over 55 professional disciplines.

We offer unlimited Paid Time Off, a comprehensive benefits package, mental health support, and an environment where employees are surrounded by creative, empowered, and dynamic peers.

In conjunction with our ​core values​: Contagious Determination, Humility, Trust, Inclusion, Action with Intent, and Privacy, we approach our work with care and a sense of duty, to make the world a better space.

We embrace diversity and strive to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all.

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Location

We are located just a quick walk from both Hudson Yards and Penn Station in New York City.

What are Latch Perks + Benefits

Latch Benefits Overview

We are a team of just over 200 employees, all of whom are passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We offer unlimited time off, a competitive health package, and the opportunity to work in a creative, dynamic, and fast-paced office environment.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Latch participates in local volunteer activities to connect with our community. Past events have included urban farming, canning and composting, and holiday sock drives.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Latch boasts employee-run committees such the Mental Wellness Committee, Committee to Combat Systemic Racism, and Latch Ladies. More committees always in the works!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Latch also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Latch employees receive unlimited flex PTO and sick days.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Latch hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Latch offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Latch hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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