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Staff Technical Program Manager
Posted on 10/12/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • BS, MS, or PhD in engineering, science, or a related field
  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • Background in camera or optics
  • Ability to understand complex technical systems and programs
  • Ability to adapt and operate under ambiguity
  • Strong technical and nontechnical communication skills
  • Ability to identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency
  • Able to confidently bring order and organization to any team
  • Work closely with company leaders and hardware TPMs to create and own program milestones, cross-team integration points, overall schedule & execution plan
  • Proactively resolve issues and drive course corrections as needed - be directly involved in helping teams foresee and overcome barriers or blockers
  • Help manage and drive complex, fast-evolving hardware components during early development, both in-house and by third-party vendor partners
  • Capture and track inter-team dependencies and handoffs; monitor and help resolve issues
  • Define program metrics and KPIs, set up mechanisms to track/report
  • Communicate progress effectively across program teams, including to third parties and Cruise leadership
  • Manage day to day operational aspects of multiple projects with large teams
  • Keep cross-functional teams informed and aligned on team progress & needs
  • Create and organize all relevant documentation
Desired Qualifications
  • Background in automotive, defense, aerospace or similar requirement-driven design industry
  • Experience with large-scale assembly line processes
  • Experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, or complex electromechanical systems
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, SmartSheets

1,001-5,000 employees

Self-driving car service
Company Overview
Cruise's is building self-driving vehicles to improve life in our cities. The company makes autonomous, sustainable, self-driving EVs.
  • Flexible vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fertility & family expansion benefits
  • 401k matching program
  • Monthly social events
  • Community volunteering programs
  • Healthy meals & snacks for onsite employees
  • Quarterly offsites & working retreats
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Mental health support
  • Professional development programs
  • On-site gym in SF HQ
  • Commuter benefits for onsite employees
  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
Company Core Values
  • Stay safe
  • Stay focused
  • Own it
  • Seek truth
  • Work together
  • Be humble