Manager, Technical Program Management

Cruise Automation San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 weeks ago

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We believe in improving people's lives by making transportation safer, more accessible, and more convenient. We're building the world's most advanced software to fuel the driverless cars that safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about.

We seek and embrace diversity in all of its forms. We continuously push ourselves to think differently and take ownership wherever it's needed. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed. If you share our passion for achieving what some say is impossible, join us.

About the role:

Cruise is looking for a Manager, Technical Program Management to help us scale our team coordinating the engineering work within the Autonomous Vehicle Integrity (AVI) department and between AVI and AV Engineering. Technical Program Managers are responsible for the "when" and the "how" of the program, and are held accountable for our teams delivering projects within the agreed upon timeline and requirements.

In this position, you will be the AVI TPM discipline leader and scale the team responsible for TPM within Systems Engineering, Systems Test Engineering, Simulation to work more efficiently and effectively with our partners in AV Engineering, Vehicles, Fleet and Infrastructure.

If you're interested in helping shape the future of Technical Program Management at Cruise, let's chat!

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team working closely with our Systems Engineering, Systems Test Engineering, Simulation and Engineering organizations to deliver testing and development assets for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Driving the team's facilitation of day-to-day engineering work across multiple projects

  • Leading the team to understand, clarify, and rationalize requirements across teams

  • Driving sprint and quarterly planning process, execution, retrospectives, and metrics reporting

  • Ensuring alignment of cross-functional teams, ensuring effective communications at all levels

  • Ensuring definition and monitoring of metrics & KPIs based on business requirements

  • Defining methods of tracking and reporting on project progress, proactively driving improvements

  • Building trusted relationships with team leaders and relevant stakeholders

  • Defining communication schedule and process to larger company program

  • Hiring, mentoring, and retaining top TPM talent

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • You have 5+ years of experience managing teams coordinating complex technical projects in a fast-paced tech company and/or highly regulated industry

  • You have strong technical and nontechnical communication skills

  • You possess an ability to understand complex technical systems

  • You pride yourself in your ability to identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency

  • You have at least a BS in CS, Math, EE, or a related engineering or science field

Bonus points!

  • Deep knowledge and experience with Agile techniques like Release Planning, Scrum of Scrums, SAFE, Component vs. Feature Teams and Continuous & Automated Testing.

  • Experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, or similar complex safety critical systems

Perks of being a Cruiser:

While doing meaningful work is the best perk of all, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our robot cars go:

  • The opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications

  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401k Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals

  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life

  • Paid parental leave so you can spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family's fleet

  • Health and Wellness reimbursement

  • Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays

  • State of the art equipment for your work station

  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

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