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Technical Project Manager, Hardware Compliance

Worldcoin

Worldcoin

IT, Other Engineering, Legal, Operations
Munich, Germany
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About the Company:

Worldcoin (www.worldcoin.org) is an open-source protocol, supported by a global community of developers, individuals, economists and technologists committed to expanding participation in, and access to, the global economy. Its community is united around core beliefs in the inherent worth and equality of every individual, the right to personal privacy, and open and public collaboration. These beliefs are reflected in what the community is building: a public utility to connect everyone to the global economy.

The Worldcoin Foundation (www.worldcoin.foundation) is the protocol’s steward and will support and grow the Worldcoin community until it becomes self-sufficient. Tools for Humanity (www.toolsforhumanity.com) is a global hardware and software development company. It helped launch Worldcoin and continues to provide support to the Foundation, in addition to operating the World App.

This opportunity would be with Tools for Humanity.

Location: Munich

About the Team:

The Operations & Manufacturing department at Tools for Humanity is responsible for all aspects of driving the Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Logistics, Physical Security, Field Operational Compliance and Technical Support of our world-class hardware devices reaching billions of people globally. We are a rapidly growing, highly cross-functional team that strategically partners with industrial design, software, market operations, legal and the finance teams to define product requirements and execute on development. Join our dynamic team as a Technical Program Manager with focus on hardware compliance, and contribute to the operational excellence of our organization. We offer competitive compensation, professional development opportunities, and a collaborative work environment.

About the Orb:

Worldcoin's launch requires a "Proof-of-Personhood": a way to determine someone is human (not a bot) and hasn't already claimed their free share of Worldcoin. This is why we developed the Orb.

The Orb is an advanced portable biometric imaging device, custom-designed for Worldcoin's launch. Orbs are deployed to a global network of operators, who use the device to onboard new Worldcoin users. For more details on how the Orb is part of Worldcoin's privacy-preserving approach to Proof-of-Personhood, see How the Launch Works.

The Orb solves a fierce combination of engineering and UX challenges, centered around image quality, security, and ease-of-use. Each device has an advanced iris imaging system, designed to work consistently across real-world lighting conditions. An additional suite of sensors feeds into an onboard fraud detection system, enabling use in unsecured environments. These systems are combined in a sleek industrial design with a simple, minimalist user interface.

About the Opportunity:

We are seeking a Technical Program Manager, Hardware Compliance to join our highly dynamic team and make sure that our devices meet global compliance standards. This role requires a pro-active, detail oriented individual with a good understanding of electrical and mechanical contexts, high project management skills and willingness to dive into global norms, regulations and standards.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with engineering and manufacturing teams to secure product compliance already in the development phase and identify potential exposure. You will create assessments for new designs and identify compliance gaps caused by redesigns and additional features.
  • Build and work with a network of global consultants, test labs and experts to make sure that our devices meet all applicable requirements globally.
  • Design, build and maintain test setups needed to show compliance with all applicable norms and standards.
  • Manage parallel homologation projects across the globe in order to support our ambitious expansion goals.
  • Create and maintain documentation and records, product manuals and product marking to show compliance of our devices globally.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in certification standards and regulations to ensure ongoing compliance and adherence to the latest industry best practices.

About You:

  • Preferred area of expertise: We are particularly interested in candidates with excellent project management skills and previous experience in homologation of IOT products and or Li-Ion batteries. We value candidates with 3 to 5 years of working experience in highly dynamic environments.
  • You’re interpersonal. You know that no two people are the same and can mediate and resolve conflicts.
  • You are committed to uphold ethical standards in the certification process.
  • You have strong cross-cultural competency. You can communicate and do business across different cultures and countries and have experience working in cross-cultural environments.
  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of effectively interacting with suppliers, regulators and technical teams alike.
  • You thrive in challenging environments and have the ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • You conduct yourself professionally, operating with empathy and urgency, and you have a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel globally if needed for accelerating global certification projects.

What we offer:

  • An open and collaborative office space in Munich’s Maxvorstadt!
  • 30 vacation days on top of public holidays for the region
  • Monthly Phone Reimbursement or a company device
  • We offer a hybrid work model and care about your mobility, so Tools for Humanity covers your Deutschland Ticket costs
  • Free Lunch and Dinner whenever you’re in the office!