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Senior Technical Program Manager, Cloud Platform (Onsite or Remote)

Company: Argo AI
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Technical Program Manager, Cloud Platform (Onsite or Remote)

Pittsburgh, PA and Palo Alto, CA

Who we are:

Argo AI is in the business of building self-driving technology you can trust. With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the worlds largest automakers, were building self-driving technology that is engineered to scale globally and transform mobility for millions.

Talented individuals join our team because they share our purpose to make it safe, easy, and enjoyable for everyone to get around cities. We aspire to impact key industries that move people and goods, from ride hailing to deliveries.

Meet the team:

The Argo AI Cloud Platform and Visualization group develops a wide breadth of cloud systems necessary to support Argos autonomous driving fleet, both in development and in future commercial operation.

We develop the common Cloud Platform infrastructure used across the company to build microservices that run on AWS and GCP. We build the services that track and dispatch our fleet, and allow upstream demand partners to integrate with us. We build mission control, and remote guidance, that allow the Argo operations team to remotely monitor and support the autonomous fleet. We build the ingestion and data processing capabilities that process petabytes of real-world driving data to train and validate our software. In vehicle, we develop the 3D visualization products used today by our safety drivers to monitor the vehicles operation, and soon by customers taking their first autonomous vehicle rides looking to understand the system capabilities and be reassured of the safety of autonomous vehicles.

Its a breadth of scope stretching from cloud computing out to the physical world, from internal technical infrastructure out to critical interfaces with all of our key partners.

As a TPM supporting this group, you demonstrate excellent leadership skills and talents for program management, mobilizing cross-functional teams, building relationships across companies, delivering solutions for scale and data-driven decision making as we drive toward commercial launch. In this role, you will solve challenging engineering problems. You will contribute leadership and experience managing across disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. You will drive launches, improve productivity and quality standards, resolve problems, identify trends, determine system improvements, and implement change.

This position can be based in Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, or for the right applicant remote within the US.

What youll do:

  • Engage with Engineering, Product leaders, and other TPM groups to streamline processes; simplify execution, manage objective and key results (OKRs), release on time, 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
  • Drive consistency between cloud processes across the different teams (on vehicle and off vehicle)
  • Increase visibility and strengthen communication across the teams
  • Develop a technical understanding of the entirety of the program across the entire lifecycle

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field
  • 4+ years of success in complex technical project management with a strong track record of shipping scalable and distributed cloud services
  • Hands-on experience and strong background with modern project/software management processes and tools, e.g., agile, scrum, devops, Jira/Rally, SmartSheets, and Google Suite
  • Familiarity with designing and implementing software in Java, Python or Go
  • Hyper-organized mindset - able to be an influencer of projects to lead development, operations, and logistics toward a common goal
  • Work effectively under extreme pressure - consistently delivers excellent results and high output rates in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving abilities - able to formulate solutions quickly by using a breadth and depth of knowledge / connections / etc
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experience in program management tooling and new tooling rollout
  • Experience with architecting/deploying scalable and distributed services in the cloud (AWS, GCP) and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience with common infrastructure as code technologies, e.g., Terraform or AWS Cloud Formation

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
  • Paid medical leave
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Complimentary daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • 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 late 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,000-person strong company with strategic partnerships with two of the worlds leading automakers: Ford and Volkswagen. Our self-driving system is the first with commercial deployment plans for Europe and the U.S., and thanks to an ability to tap into both automakers global reach, our technology platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any self-driving technology to date.

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.

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