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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

Technical Project Manager



IT, Operations
Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

We are looking for a passionate Engineering Project Manager to join our team. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to facilitate successful development of unspun’s novel textile manufacturing method, Vega™, through project planning, requirements management, and strategic resourcing. We’re looking for someone with experience in complex integrated hardware and software development who is excited about the risks and rewards of joining an early-stage startup.

About us

unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company, with a mission to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing.

Included in Time's Best Inventions & Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, unspun aims to rapidly transition the trillion-dollar apparel world into one that is more intentional, inclusive, and efficient by focusing on the overlap between sustainability and profitability.

We’ve developed a proprietary and patent-pending technology at the crossroads of 3D printing and automated textile manufacturing. By skipping the flat 2D fabric stage, we can additively build custom apparel products from the ground up- straight from yarn to final product. If additive manufacturing, industrial automation, and synchronized systems of hundreds of sensors & actuators gets you excited, we’d love to talk!

About You

As a Technical Project Manager on unspun’s hardware team, you will leverage technical knowledge and experienced project management skills to drive forward all stages of development for Vega™. You will work with hardware & textile engineers, technicians, and our product development team to oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of innovative hardware solutions, ensuring alignment with project goals, timelines, and quality standards.

What you’ll do

You will focus on all the technical and programmatic details of developing and building our novel robotic loom. You will help define the final product, how we produce it and ensure early external partnerships are successful. As a result, you will play an instrumental role in revolutionizing clothing manufacturing.

  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans for our Vega™ Development team
  • Coordinate cross-functional dependencies and milestones to ensure successful realization of project timelines
  • Develop and manage technical requirements and interfaces that tie to system level requirements
  • Own technical and programmatic risk management process for the engineering team and define risk mitigation projects within the hardware project pipeline
  • Work with the Operations team and Integration & Testing team to plan machine use, resourcing, and integration approach
  • Build team process and documentation to support a growing engineering team
  • Work directly with a regulatory consultant to define and manage the work required to receive certifications for our system
  • Work onsite Mon - Fri from our Emeryville microfactory