Technical Program Manager

Celona is an early-stage innovator developing a converged wireless edge platform, venture-backed by Tier-1 venture capitalists, Norwest Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, and Cervin Ventures. The company is founded by a seasoned team from Aruba Networks, Qualcomm and Cisco. Celona was born from a single observation: a combination of 5G, edge computing and AI will fundamentally change how organizations work and do business.

At Celona, we are actively working on bringing our vision of next generation 5G Enterprise Campus solution to market. This is a unique opportunity for a program leader to take ownership of an essential part of our strategy and help take Celona to the next level.

We’re looking for an experienced Technical Program Manager to take ownership of key initiatives, including our new 5G RAN initiative, leading multiple cross-team projects or operations. This highly visible role will require you to lead every aspect of creation - from architecture through detailed design and the final product launch at scale. Success will require a blend of customer empathy, strategic analysis, technical knowhow, and effective teamwork as you help expand the reach of our platform to customers across the globe. You will collaborate with various functions like product, hardware operations, logistics, design and software engineering, to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible and in sync. Your self-motivated, driven and dedicated nature enables you to work within a collaborative culture.


  • Hardware NPI program management - Lead the end-to-end coordination of supply, production and shipment for NPI
  • Breakdown complex projects and problems into manageable sizes, drive action items, assign/deploy execution across the supply chain working cross-functionally with product, design, hardware engineering, software engineering, local and overseas suppliers, ODMs and logistics
  • Develop a hardware roadmap from scratch covering all phases of product development from concept, samples, prototype, alpha-beta testing, ramp up and at-scale production
  • Collaborate with Product and customer-facing teams to drive the most critical go-to-market items forward
  • Execute and supervise program deliverables, milestones, action items, technical dependencies, risks, and mitigation plans

You will be an ideal candidate if you have:

  • 5-7 years of technical program management experience
  • Experience in networking, cloud technologies, and compliance certification programs
  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Detailed knowledge of product development processes and a strong understanding of hardware manufacturing processes.
  • Experience interfacing with Operations, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering/Design, Marketing and ODM partners.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure fast paced environment
  • Analytical approach to consider budgetary goals, expenses, calculate timelines and provide complex data in a simplified manner
  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other technical discipline

Bonus Points if you have:

  • Experience working on wireless technologies
  • 4G LTE, 5G or WiFi RAN infrastructure with deep knowledge of technical, ecosystem and business aspects
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and build management
  • Ideas on how to perform this role aboard the International Space Station


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