Vehicle Program Director
Posted on 1/12/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Self driving car robotics company
Company Overview
Zoox is reinventing personal transportation—making the future safer, cleaner, and more enjoyable for everyone. The company is building the infrastructure for self-driving cars.
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • 15+ years of experience in engineering or program management in the automotive or equivalent industry
  • Demonstrable track-record of managing complex cross-functional projects involving hardware and software
  • Experience in product development at all stages; product ideation, design, release, prototyping, validation, launch and production
  • Proficient in tools required to manage complex projects (i.e. Gantt charts)
  • You will work cross-functionally with the Vehicle Development team and across Zoox to plan and execute the vehicle program
  • You will determine program milestones: Work with core team members to define key program timing
  • You will define the deliverables: Align on requirements for each team at each milestone and define the benchmark for completing them
  • You will set the schedule: Build a realistic and achievable timing plan with input from core program team members
  • You will review progress: Create regular status checks to ensure the program remains on track
  • You will track Progress: Create and maintain a clear dashboard showing program status
  • You will resolve or escalate issues: Collaborate with teams to find solutions or mitigations
  • You will escalate for management support: Ensure appropriate resources are in place across the cross-functional team to execute program deliverables
Desired Qualifications
  • Program management certification
  • Proficiency using JIRA to capture and track engineering development tasks
  • Experience with root cause analysis in high pressure environments
  • Product execution in a highly dynamic start-up environment