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Technical Program Manager, Autonomy

Company: Argo AI
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Argo AI is a global self-driving products and services company on a mission to make the world's streets and roadways safe, accessible, and useful for all. Our technology is built to enable commercial services for autonomous delivery and ridesharing in cities.

With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world's top consumer brands, we're working block by block, city by city to empower people and businesses to be more successful. We're individuals driven by strong values to solve complex problems together. Come join us to reimagine the human journey.

Meet The Team

The Argo AI Autonomy Capabilities TPM team is a highly dynamic and cross-functional team. The team is responsible for the planning, technical cross-check, and plan execution of organizational level projects to expand our Self Driving Vehicle's Operational Design Domain, as well as low level highly technical efforts in Perception, Prediction and Planning.

We are looking for several Technical Program Managers to support our engineering team. You will closely work with engineering leads and individual contributors to build world-class scalable, safe and secure self-driving vehicles . You will be responsible for setting up project plans with a focus on cross-functional efforts, ensuring goals maximize value for the organization, actively mitigate program risks and for driving the execution of them. Your excellent leadership and communication skills paired with your technical background in the fields of robotics software will help you to set the right priorities, identify and close gaps in planning and execution, and to challenge the engineering teams in a constructive manner.

What You'll Do

  • Engage with Engineering, Product leaders, and other TPM groups to streamline processes; simplify execution, manage objective and key results (OKRs), and help the teams with execution
  • Define projects, collect requirements, develop detailed implementation plans, maintain alignment, and monitor program status across multiple activities to reduce or remove dependencies
  • Increase visibility and strengthen communication across the teams
  • Maintain a strong technical understanding of the projects across the entire lifecycle
  • Working cross functionally to validate system requirements and technical approaches
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to actively mitigate program schedule risk to ensure we meet our milestones
    What You'll Need To Succeed
    • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field
    • Experience in complex technical project management
    • Technical background and knowledge in the field of infrastructural software
    • Hands-on experience and strong background with modern project management processes and tools
    • Strong problem-solving abilities - able to formulate solutions quickly
    • Strong teamwork, communication, and presentation skills
    • Works effectively under extreme pressure - consistently delivers excellent results and high output rates in a fast-paced environment
    • Background in one of the core technical disciplines associated with Self Driving Vehicles:
      • Sensors Calibration
      • Computer Vision
      • Machine Learning
      • Motion Planning
      • Control Systems
      • Robotics / Kinematics
      • Simulation and Testing
      • Development of Real-Time Systems
      • Safety Critical Systems
        What We Offer You
        • High-quality individual and family medical, dental, and vision insurance
        • Competitive compensation packages
        • Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting
        • Employer-paid group term life insurance and the option to elect voluntary life insurance
        • Paid parental leave
        • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance Program
        • Paid medical leave
        • 30 day paid sabbatical upon 5 years of employment
        • Unlimited vacation
        • Complimentary daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
        • Pre-tax commuter benefits
        • Monthly wellness stipend
        • Professional development reimbursement
        • Employee assistance program
        • Discounted programs that include legal services, identity theft protection, pet insurance, and more
        • Company and team bonding outlets: employee resource groups, quarterly team activity stipend, and wellness initiatives
          Our Background

          Argo AI was founded in 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,700-person strong company with strategic partnerships with some of the world's leading consumer brands. With global headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate in eight cities across the U.S. and Germany in areas where self-driving technology can have the biggest impact on improving safety, traffic, and transportation equity.

          At Argo AI, we believe that embracing differences delivers superior results. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Argo AI, Palo Alto , Technical Program Manager, Autonomy, IT / Software / Systems , Palo Alto, California

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