Senior AD Operations Project Manager

Sunnyvale, CA
Autonomous Driving – Minerva Fleet Ops (4068) /
Full-time /
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) is a place for exceptional people with outstanding ideas and the absolute willingness to bring them to life.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA at the heart of Silicon Valley and with several R&D facilities across the U.S., we bring together engineers, software developers, and designers who are pushing technology boundaries to shape the future. MBRDNA’s Autonomous Driving team is responsible for developing and implementing the next generation of autonomous driving systems together with US-based partners (Luminar, NVIDIA, etc) and colleagues in Germany. Systems include hardware and software.
The AD PM team is responsible for working cross-functionally to ensure that project deliverables are met on-time and support all relevant operational processes.

Relocation assistance (domestic or international) is not provided for this position.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to define project scope, milestones, and deliverables in alignment with company objectives and customer requirements with limited supervision.
    • Develop and maintain detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets. Ensure teams are meeting timelines and resources are utilized efficiently.
    • Manage multiple projects with limited supervision and ensure priorities are aligned.
    • Identify risks and develop mitigation plans.
    • Track operational KPIs and report out to all relevant stakeholders.
    • Manage expectations by providing regular project updates, status reports, and presentations.
    • Have a strong influence on internal document management system for project operational processes, ensure roles and responsibilities are known and understood by all stakeholders.
    • Influence collaboration and communication among teams including process updates and improvements.
    • Support ad hock operational needs and optimize day to day processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelors Degree in Business, Engineering, or other Technical Discipline
    • Project Management education – PMP from PMI (preferred) or related certification
    • Strong Project/Program Management skills
    • 5+ years experience in Autonomous Vehicle development
    • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills are a must, ability to create visualizations of KPIs and program risks
    • Experienced with tools & processes required to manage complex projects (i.e. Gantt charts, risk matrix, Smartsheet, JIRA, Confluence, etc.)
    • Advanced problem-solving ability and conflict resolution skills
    • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast pace, and sometimes ambiguous environment
    • Working on a computer for long periods of time
    • Ability to access inside/outside of vehicles and tight spaces
    • Valid Driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

    • 2+ years in technical program management role
    • Automotive manufacturer experience
    • Experience working with global development teams
    • Experience working on joint venture between large corporations
The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on a wide range of factors, including, but not limited to, job-related education, skills, and experience, geographic location, and market conditions. The current salary range for this position is as follows and may be modified in the future: $111,500 - $139,500.