Full-Time

Staff Technical Program Manager

Perception

Posted on 5/2/2024

Aurora Innovation

Aurora Innovation

1,001-5,000 employees

Develops autonomous driving systems for vehicles

Industrial & Manufacturing
Data & Analytics
Hardware

Senior, Expert

Mountain View, CA, USA

Required Skills
Agile
Communications
Data Science
Management
Requirements
  • 8+ years experience as a Technical Program Manager, Product Manager, or Engineering Manager, or Engineer in an autonomous systems, robotics, data science, machine learning, computer vision, or software development environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Data Science, Information Systems or a related area, or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with machine learning models, robotics or computer vision systems and their architecture.
  • Direct, measurable impact through the design, development and launch of groundbreaking products or delivery of significant and novel technology programs.
  • Solid technical aptitude and an ability to understand technical designs, software development lifecycle, challenges and risks; ability to work closely with engineers.
  • Strong experience in project management; practical familiarity with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and ability to apply them where best suited.
  • Passion for shipping new to market products and the ability to dynamically adapt to new responsibilities needed to do so
Responsibilities
  • Partner deeply with Perception leads and engineers to help develop requirements and roadmap for future needs in collaboration with adjacent teams.
  • Collaborate closely with other autonomy software and hardware teams, policy leads, operations, and triage specialists on technical matters to ensure alignment with broader organizational development.
  • Assess requirements for software systems, facilitate selection of the best options, and coordinate the team to successfully evolve tools and operational processes to achieve them.
  • Track progress, resolve dependencies, evaluate risks, and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders.
  • Manage complex projects at a large scale, spanning many functional teams and cross-functional initiatives.
  • Instill an efficient project management mindset and workflow across the team, and function as a go-to resource for project management mentorship.
  • Remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress, identify gaps in communication or schedule, manage issue escalations, and provide support to teams balancing competing priorities.
  • Understand technical implementation at the architectural level and propose technical alternatives when necessary; ask questions that clarify priorities and push the team to be effective.

Aurora is developing the Aurora Driver, an intelligent autonomous driving system designed for multiple vehicle types, including freight-hauling trucks and ride-hailing passenger vehicles. The technology incorporates a fusion of sensor types, high definition mapping data, and continuous training on public roads and in virtual tests to ensure safe and efficient autonomous transport.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

$5.4B

Headquarters

Mountain View, California

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

-14%

2 year growth

16%

Benefits

Medical, Vision, Life Insurance

Paid leave

Vacation, Holidays & Sick Time

LinkedIn Learning

Aurora Academy

401(k)

Commuter Benefits

Flexible Spending Account

Onsite Food

PerkSpot

Working from Home Support

Emotional & Physical Wellness

Employee Assistance Program

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