Program Manager, Vehicle Development Process

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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Duration: Full-Time

Zoox is developing autonomous driving from the ground up, including the development of a unique vehicle tailored to autonomous driving. The Vehicle Program team is responsible for working cross-functionally to ensure that this groundbreaking vehicle is delivered on-time, to budget and to a very high quality standard. 

Reporting to the Vehicle Program Director; the Program Manager, Vehicle Development Process will act as the lead for the development of lean processes supporting the engineering development activities within the Vehicle Engineering team.


  • You will continuously assess the Vehicle Engineering team’s current and future workload, processes and tasks with a focus on maximizing efficiency and maintaining effectiveness. 
  • Have a good understanding of existing IT tools in order to determine the most efficient means of effectively supporting Vehicle Engineering Processes. 
  • You will build a roadmap for VE Process development to show how systems and processes will evolve over time based on program demands.
  • You will coordinate with cross-functional teams to scope, design, pilot, deploy and communicate process updates and improvements. 
  • You will undertake program management of aspects of the vehicle program from time to time as needed.


  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in engineering or program management in the automotive industry
  • Experience in vehicle 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)

Bonus Qualifications

  • Strong track-record in managing complex cross-functional projects.
  • Proficiency using JIRA to capture and track engineering development tasks.
  • Experience and interest in process development and implementation.
  • Experience in a highly dynamic start-up environment.

About Zoox

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 robotics, machine learning, 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.

A Final Note:
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.

About Zoox

About us 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.


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