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Staff Technical Program Manager
AV Foundations
Posted on 9/30/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 5+ years of technical program management experience
  • Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar technical field
  • Track record of driving execution across large engineering org and driving teams toward the next level of difficulty
  • Experience leading sophisticated fast-paced safety-critical initiatives spanning multiple teams and organizations, often with conflicting priorities and schedules
  • Effective at building consensus across different functions
  • Self-motivation and passion to lead your teams, encourage best practices and constantly improve
  • Passionate about self-driving car technology and its impact on the world
  • Drive the formulation and review of department roadmaps and objectives on a quarterly and monthly cadence
  • Drive agile planning frameworks that optimize work that should be agile vs planned
  • Partner with Technical Product Managers to turn requirements and technical specs into achievable implementation roadmaps, including planning timelines and landmarks and identifying cross-team dependencies
  • Work with Engineering Managers to ensure teams tackle a balanced assignment of critical initiatives, iterative improvements, and proactive engineering excellence investments. Support calculation of team capacity vs estimated workload, and ensure the team can deliver on their commitments
  • Ensure smooth execution of programs and continuously improve execution over time
  • Promote quality communication within the TPM group to efficiently execute, filter, and summarize reporting across the department to resolve, raise issues and celebrate wins
  • Lead and improve multi-functional planning and execution processes for other TPMs to follow and clarify the escalation path for execution decisions
  • Responsible for instrumenting monitoring to measure group efficiency and effectiveness
  • Establish confidence from partner teams to continuously minimize distractions or conflicts and push groups to maximize their output
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working and developing Autonomous Vehicles or advanced robotics systems
  • Experience designing high-speed feedback processes for research organizations
  • Experience improving and delivering reliable software through continuous integration, automated testing and code reviews
  • Understanding of JIRA and program management tools and processes
  • Exposure to verifying and validating safety critical software and systems
  • Experience working with ROS or other robotics frameworks

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