Zoox has embarked on a highly ambitious journey to develop a full-stack autonomous mobility solution for our cities. As a program manager, you will work cross-functionally with our engineering leaders across software, hardware, vehicle engineering, and product to drill-down our corporate strategy into tactical and detailed road maps that facilitate effective execution at each stage of our growth curve. You will work with each engineering team to develop project schedules, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, and clearly communicate on-going progress.
You will facilitate and support time-sensitive key strategic and tactical decisions by framing the decisions appropriately and ensuring that information is complete and clearly communicated. It is your job to ensure that all engineering groups are coordinated, understand their priorities, and are on-track to deliver on our corporate milestones on time and on budget.
Work with department leaders to translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed product road maps, timelines, and deliverables
Work with cross-functional leaders and finance to define and then track resource requirements (headcount and budget)
Ensure every team understands what they need to deliver at all times
Define and manage process and regular meetings
Establish standard reports to provide concise and effective communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments
Ensure problems are transparent and risks are identified and proactively ensure that risk mitigating actions are on-going within the engineering teams
Set the agenda for key decisions to be made at each meeting to eliminate bottlenecks and retire risks
Support key decisions working cross-functionally across engineering, finance, and strategy to reach the right conclusions
BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent job experience
Minimum of 5 years of experience in engineering, program management, or management consulting
Deep familiarity with software, hardware, or automotive development processes
Strong track-record in managing complex cross-functional projects
Strong references that highlight your ability to build strong working relationships with senior leaders and engineers across functions and departments
An ability to keep the big picture in focus and to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
Zoox is a Menlo Park, CA-based robotics company founded by Tim Kentley-Klay and Dr. Jesse Levinson to create autonomous mobility. Operating at the intersection of design, computer science, and electro-mechanical engineering, Zoox is a multidisciplinary team working to imagine and build an advanced mobility experience that will support the future needs of urban mobility for both people and the environment.