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Principal Technical Program Manager, AV Programs

Company: Motional
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

The Motional Technical Program Management team is seeking to hire an experienced TPM to help shape and define our next generation Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Programs. In this role, you will work closely with cross-functional partners across Engineering, Product, Strategy, and Regulatory areas to lead and drive multi-year program-level activities and milestones. You will also be responsible for identifying key gaps and risks around full product integration (Hardware, Software) and proactively drive risk-mitigations and solution paths with key stakeholders to keep the program on track for Vehicle, Partnerships, and Launch deliverables. You will be directly involved in the full product development life-cycle, from early technical and design scoping discussions to the delivery of Motional's commercial product. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of autonomous driving technology!

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional partners across Engineering (Hardware, Software), Product, Strategy, and Regulatory areas to define program-level requirements and deliverables
  • Lead forward-looking technical evaluations and scoping with Engineering teams to define early development milestones, technical strategy, and risk-mitigation paths for the AV program
  • Set program-level priorities and coordinate between internal and OEM cross-functional teams and stakeholders on key deliverables
  • Manage day-to-day program execution, tracking progress against business and program-level milestones, driving key decisions at the leadership- and working-level, addressing program blockers, and resolving inefficiencies
  • Proactively identify program risks and mitigations, working with teams to develop action plans and drive escalations to bring issues to closure
  • Communicate and collaborate with senior leadership in regular forums, providing clear and concise recommendations that capture impact and drive decision making
  • Provide leadership and guidance to cross-functional partners and TPMs
    What We're Looking For
    • 4-6+ years of experience in managing complex, multi-disciplinary technical programs with competing priorities and constraints (cost, schedule, resourcing, feasibility)
    • Experience in managing and driving overarching program-level deliverables including technical integration, financial, new product introduction
    • Demonstrated technical aptitude for absorbing and ramping up quickly in new hardware/software technical areas
    • Experience in creative problem-solving in fast-paced, dynamic environments
    • Experience in hardware development, manufacturing and software development life-cycles (autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, and/or robotics)
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills - must have experience communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences and broader leadership; able to concisely communicate issue, impact, next steps
    • Ability to adapt quickly to new situations and pivot to address business/program needs
    • Leadership, partnership skills and a strong sense of urgency and assertiveness
    • A degree in Engineering, Robotics, or equivalent practical experience
    • Ability to travel when needed
      If you don't meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above - that's okay! We encourage you to apply if you think this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day and that you can deliver the results we need.

      Because travel is an essential function of the job, Motional currently requires those performing this role to be fully vaccinated. Anyone hired into this role should be vaccinated by their start date. Motional is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the Company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

      Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

      The Motional team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who together are creating a first-of-its-kind technology with the potential to transform the way we move. We're behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's most-established public robotaxi fleet.

      As a leader in an emerging industry that has the promise of creating safer, more reliable and accessible transportation for all, it's imperative we have a diverse workforce, create an inclusive culture, and understand the communities we operate in around the world.

      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is fundamental to Motional's success. That's why we've established a team to ensure DEI is at the forefront of the candidate and employee experience, beginning with the hiring process and continuing throughout your career. We also partner with organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers to ensure our DEI work is informed by the latest thinking and approaches.

      Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook , Instagram and YouTube .

      Motional AD Inc. is an EOE. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To comply with Federal Law, we participate in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are queried through this electronic system established by the DHS and the SSA to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

Keywords: Motional, Milpitas , Principal Technical Program Manager, AV Programs, Executive , Milpitas, California

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