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Staff Technical Program Manager
Posted on 11/2/2022
Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Minimum of 5 years experience managing complex hardware programs as a Technical Program Manager or Engineering Lead
  • Experience in a hardware development environment
  • Experience with launching hardware products and hardware product lifecycle
  • Experience working with supply chain and vendors
  • Experience transitioning new products into volume production with contract manufacturers
  • Experience with project management tools such as Smartsheet, MS Project, etc
  • Experience with task management tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc
  • Manage day-to-day development for the Aurora internal Lidar Program
  • Create development timelines considering top down program constraints and bottoms up technical development feasibility. Define hardware build schedules for engineering samples, validation samples and vehicle build deliverables
  • Partner with the Lidar Photonics Integrated Circuit Solutions (PICS), Lidar R&D, Hardware Product Engineering (HPE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical Engineering (EE), Embedded Software, Integration, Validation & Verification (V&V), and Reliability technical lead managers (TLMs), and represent the relevant HW teams at weekly cross-functional meetings
  • Participate in and contribute to technical design reviews, design analysis, safety analysis, and security analysis activities
  • Collaborate with engineering teams, global supply chain, and production to develop partnerships with vendors and contract manufacturers
  • Pro-actively schedule meetings or discussions with cross-functional partners to help unblock the engineering teams and come up with mitigation plans
  • Provide program status updates, risk assessments, and mitigation plans for weekly Modules & HW program reviews and updates
  • Assess requirements for HW system definition and decomposition into HW products, facilitate selection of the best options, and coordinate the team to successfully evolve tools and operational processes to achieve them
  • Collaborate closely with other hardware development teams, policy leads, operations, and triage specialists on technical matters to ensure the hardware team's work aligns to broader organizational development
  • Define dependencies and resolve conflicts related to HW maturity, availability, quantity, and allocation of development, evaluate risks and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders, and engage and energize the project teams to achieve aggressive goals
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with optical or electrical integrated circuit development
  • Experience with in house sensor development, preferably Lidar or Radar
  • Experience with photonics development
  • Experience in Lidar, Sensors, AV, or the automotive industry
  • Hands on hardware development experience
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
  • 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
Company Core Values
  • Operate with integrity - We do the right thing, even if it delays our work or makes less money
  • Focus - We’re solving one of the most challenging problems of our generation, and we’ll get there by fostering a culture of depth, focus, and rigorous engineering
  • No jerks - We solve hard technical problems through discussion and collaboration. We don’t waste time battling over personalities and egos
  • Be reasonable - We expect each other to use good judgment and always have the best interest of the company and our partners in mind
  • Set outrageous goals - We set ambitious goals that demand commitment and push us to do our best work
  • Win together - We are building a technology and a company that will serve people and communities around the world. Our team’s diverse perspective and experience make us stronger and better reflect the world we live in