Aurora delivers the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.
Pittsburgh, PA, US
Who We Are
At Aurora, we’re on a mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. It all starts with the Aurora Driver, a platform created from industry-leading hardware and software and designed to adapt across a variety of vehicle types and industries.
We’re led by a team of self-driving luminaries, and we’ve forged strategic partnerships with leading transportation companies—including ride-hailing network Uber, truck-manufacturers PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, and the world’s largest automaker Toyota—setting us up to deliver the Aurora Driver in both trucks and passenger vehicles. We are funded by Amazon, Uber, T Rowe Price, and some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock, and Index Ventures.
Aurora is in the best position to lead the self-driving space with a team of unparalleled depth and expertise, the technology to deliver, and the partnerships to build a transformative business for the long-term.
Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We’re searching for a Technical Program Manager who will own planning, aligning, coordinating and driving all the cross functional efforts and activities to support the development of Aurora’s next generation hardware modules.
In this role, you will
- Own and will be accountable for each of the different product lifecycle phases, from proof of concept throughout new product introduction
- Lead Sprint planning, execution, and manage day-to-day development for Module & Track HW programs using a pre-defined roadmap and pre-defined processes
- Partner with the Electrical, Mechanical, Integration, Testing and Reliability TLMs and represent the relevant HW teams at weekly cross-functional meetings
- Pro-actively schedule meetings or discussions with cross-functional partners to help unblock the engineering teams and come up with mitigation plans
- Act as a liaison between the module, integration and electrical teams and cross-functional teams for planning, logistics, and ad hoc requests specifically for Module & Track HW programs
- Provide program status updates, risk assessments, and mitigation plans for weekly Modules & HW program reviews and updates
- Own the custom modules development process, validation with Vehicle Operations, and messaging to ensure all cross-functional stakeholders are aware & up-to-date
- Minimum of 3 years experience managing complex hardware programs
- Experience in a hardware development environment
- Experience with launching hardware products and hardware product lifecycle
- Experience with working with supply chain and vendors
- Experience and familiarity with the Agile development methodology (no certification is required)
- Solid track record of successfully delivering complex technical solutions on aggressive schedules
- Familiarity with planning Objectives and Key Results across complex projects and multi-year roadmaps
- Experience with project management tools such as Smartsheets, MS Projects, etc.
- Experience with task management tools such as Jira, Jira Tools, Confluence, etc.
- Excellent communication skills: verbal and written
- Experience in AV, robotics, or the automotive industry
- Experience with in house sensors development
- hands on hardware development experience
- Experience with PCBA manufacturing
Working at Aurora
At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.
We have offices in 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora.
We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit. You can find all the latest news on our Blog
Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law.
Founded in 2017, Aurora was started by industry luminaries, and now we’re a team with a multitude of perspectives and experiences. Chris Urmson helped lead Carnegie Mellon’s efforts in Darpa’s Grand Challenges, then was a founding member of Google’s self-driving team. Sterling Anderson worked on the tech at MIT before leading Tesla’s Model X and Autopilot programs. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber’s autonomy effort. Regarded as the most experienced leadership team in the industry, these three bring decades of expertise, passion and focus to realizing our mission.