As our Senior Technical Program Manager in the Prototyping team you will work with the Director of Prototyping and the leadership team to develop department roadmaps, project schedules, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, track costs, and clearly communicate ongoing prototyping progress. You will be responsible for translating the team’s direction, plans, budgets, and developmental milestones into clear communications that the team can use as guidance. You will lead a small team of dedicated prototyping program managers that support all aspects of hardware prototyping activities at Zoox.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Prototyping to translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed concepts, roadmaps, timelines, and deliverables
  • Develop and maintain the prototyping budget, including working with Finance on a regular basis to provide forecast vs actual justifications.
  • 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 ongoing within the 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, manufacturing, procurement, and finance to reach the right conclusions
  • Provide leadership to the prototype program management team with support developing program milestones, risk identification, and burndown, resource management, as well as providing professional development guidance.

Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing operations, engineering, program management
  • Experience with prototyping and early-stage product development, including prototyping manufacturing techniques (CNC machining, fabrication, additive manufacturing)
  • Strong track record in managing complex cross-functional projects or programs
  • Track record of process and organizational development activities

Bonus Qualifications

  • PMP Certification
  • Prior experience working in a startup environment
  • Prior experience working in the automotive industry
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal and local laws.

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.