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Sr. Technical Progam Manager, Autonomy

Company: Woven Planet
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Woven Planet is building the safest mobility in the world. A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven Planet innovates and invests in new technologies, software, and business models that transform how we live, work and move. With a focus on automated driving, smart cities, robotics and more, we build on Toyota's legacy of trust and safety to deliver mobility solutions for all.
For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Automation that originated to increase the efficiency of daily activities has evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Now, we are looking to the next 100 years and to extending that dream for a better life for all people. At Woven Planet we strive to build a safer, happier, more sustainable world.
Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship. The complementary strengths enable us to optimize safety, advance clean energy, elevate well-being, and improve how people live, work, and play. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.
Why Woven Planet?

  • People (work with the best and brightest people and pioneers in mobility)
  • Benefits/Perks (we offer competitive salary and benefits, programs and services designed for your well-being)
  • Toyota (scale, distribution, integrated, well-funded, invested)
  • Independent (operate under our own governance and Board of Directors)
  • Global Startup (building the "full stack" needed for software-first mobility)
  • Unique culture (Silicon Valley innovation meets Japanese design sensibilities and quality craftsmanship)
    Who you areYou are a program management wizard who brings experience building vehicles or other complex hardware / software products in a dynamic, R+D environment. You live and breathe tracking processes and interdisciplinary problem solving to make sure complex technology programs get delivered on time and as specified, and have experience working in ambiguous, cross-functional environments. You can hit the ground running on day 1 tracking complex automotive programs and thrive in the ambiguity of a dynamic technology space / fast-moving R+D environment. This is a great opportunity for someone who is currently working in a in a self-driving role at an automotive OEM or Tier 1 or wants to make the transition to self-driving.
    Who we areAs a member of Woven Planet's Technical Program Management team, you will have the opportunity to develop and deploy tomorrow's hardware & software products and revolutionize transportation in the process. We come from a mix of hardware, vehicle, and software backgrounds, but we all share a single thread within our DNA: A desire to make things happen and improve people's lives while doing it. We are problem solvers who make things happen by setting and communicating clear goals and supporting engineering teams to deliver them. For this role we are looking for an individual with a passion for delivering safety critical hardware and software system solutions. In this role you will collaborate within engineering and across the Woven Planet Engineering organization on programs that enable us to scale Woven Planet's L2 and L4 Autonomous Vehicle programs. What you'll be doing:
  • Focus Area Level (Autonomy)
  • Partner with the Autonomy engineering and product leads to structure work and manage risk in technical programs across the Autonomy group of teams, including Perception, Planning, Controls, and Simulation, and on road testing operations
  • In a highly agile manner, co-create and maintain documented plan of record at the sprint, quarter, half year, year and multi-year level timescales
  • Drive day to day high velocity execution of plans via diligent and timely task tracking in Jira and dependency management with other teams
  • Organization Level
  • Enables Autonomy teams to execute effectively in an organizational context by efficiently coordinating between Autonomy and other functional groups to integrate roadmaps
  • Lead iterative delivery of strategic cross-functional initiatives from concept to ship, through focus, transparency, communication, visibility, and accountability.
  • Identify and resolve systemic issues impacting engineering and proactively take action to resolve
  • Partner with engineering, product, and business leadership to build highly collaborative teams and to enhance communication across teams and stakeholders
    Minimum Requirements:
    • 5+ years experience with technical program management, preferably in one of the following fields: mechanical, electrical, aerospace, systems, or software engineering.
    • Proven experience in an NPI or product launch atmosphere
    • B.S. in Engineering or Computer Science or related field
    • Proven ability to operate effectively and autonomously across multiple teams in situations of ambiguity, with only high level direction
    • Experience working with cross-functional teams
    • Able to influence, negotiate and inspire others in a matrixed environment
    • Organized and efficient, excellent time management skills, attention to detail
    • Great communication skills, both oral and written
    • Extensive experience using project management tools
    • Analytical reasoning skills
    • Experience with teams operating across time zones
      Bonus points:
      • Experience with Autonomous vehicles programs
      • PMP or other Project Management certifications
      • JIRA, Confluence Power User
      • Exposure to high-velocity startups.
        OUR COMMITMENT -We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. -We pledge that any information we receive from candidates will be used ONLY for the purpose of hiring assessment.

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