Vehicle Operations Lead
Posted on 3/21/2023
Aurora Innovation

1,001-5,000 employees

Leading company in self-driving vehicles
Company Overview
Aurora is on a mission to build self-driving technology that will revolutionize the future of transportation. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks
Houston, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operations & Logistics
  • Safety focused
  • Ability to lead by example, and motivate teams
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Valid U.S. driver's license with at least 5 years of driving history and a clean driving record, validated by MVR check
  • Comfortable with travel for up to one month at a time, up to 30% of your time
  • Must pass initial and random drug and alcohol screenings
  • Available to work day or night shifts
  • Ability to work early mornings or late nights, on rotating shifts
  • Ability to work regular overtime and some weekends
  • Lead a team of operators (both commercial trucks and passenger vehicles)
  • Lead with empathy and establish an inspired safety culture for all in-vehicle teams
  • Lead by example and successfully collaborate cross functionally, with a “Win Together” mindset
  • Develop and drive your team by building on individual strengths and opportunities, to ensure continuous growth and development
  • Document and deliver constructive and positive performance feedback to your direct reports regularly, through 1:1s
  • Follow all Aurora policies and adhere to the Vehicle Operations Manual
  • Understand all major Aurora initiatives and programs, with the intention of communicating essential information to your team of direct reports
  • Act as POC for key Vehicle Operations projects and offer regular updates to the leadership team
  • Interact with the public as an ambassador for Aurora
  • Become certified as a Vehicle Operator to support excess in-vehicle testing and to better understand the day to day of direct reports
Desired Qualifications
  • 1+ years experience as people manager, with focus on growth and development
  • Experience making schedules, managing vacation requests, and setting goals for self and others
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with ability to adjust for audience
  • Intermediate technical aptitude and ability to learn new software applications and processes
  • The ability to operate independently when given prior clear direction
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize testing deliverables and assignments, with the goal of driving efficiency gains through process improvement