Technical Program Manager - Hardware Manufacturing

San Carlos, CA
Manufacturing Operations – Advanced Hardware Manufacturing
Full-time
As our Technical Program Manager, you will support our Advanced Hardware Manufacturing team to build and test prototype sensor and compute hardware. You will work cross-functionally with our engineering leaders across software, hardware, vehicle engineering, and product to help us achieve our strategic and tactical milestones. You will work with engineering teams to develop project schedules, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, and clearly communicate on-going progress.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work with department leaders to translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed product roadmaps, timelines, and deliverables
    • Work with cross-functional leaders and finance to define and then track resource requirements (headcount and budget)
    • Ensure every team understands what they need to deliver at all times
    • Define and manage process and regular meetings
    • Establish standard reports to provide concise and effective communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments
    • Ensure problems are transparent and risks are identified and proactively ensure that risk mitigating actions are on-going within the engineering teams
    • Set the agenda for key decisions to be made at each meeting to eliminate bottlenecks and retire risks
    • Support key decisions working cross-functionally across engineering, finance, and strategy to reach the right conclusions

QUALIFICATIONS

    • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years of experience in engineering, program management, or management consulting
    • Experience with hardware development and manufacturing processes
    • Prior experience working with contract manufacturers (CMs)

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS

    • Strong track record in managing complex cross-functional projects
    • Proficient in tools required to manage complex projects (i.e. Gantt charts)
    • Strong references that highlight your ability to build strong working relationships with senior leaders and engineers across functions and departments
    • An ability to keep the big picture in focus and to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience
    • Ability to manage confidential information
ABOUT ZOOX
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.