Staff Technical Program Manager


Posted on 5/2/2024

Aurora Innovation

Aurora Innovation

1,001-5,000 employees

Develops autonomous driving systems for vehicles

Industrial & Manufacturing
Data & Analytics

Senior, Expert

Mountain View, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Science
  • 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
  • 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


Total Funding



Mountain View, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Medical, Vision, Life Insurance

Paid leave

Vacation, Holidays & Sick Time

LinkedIn Learning

Aurora Academy


Commuter Benefits

Flexible Spending Account

Onsite Food


Working from Home Support

Emotional & Physical Wellness

Employee Assistance Program