Technical Program Manager

Contractual | 6 months | JIRA, Google Suite, Looker, Gantt chart
Foster City, CA, California, USA
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Currently, we are looking for talented resources for one of our listed clients. If interested please reply to me with your updated resume or feel free to reach out to me for more details at (949) 340-2867

Title: Technical Program Manager
Location: 4100 E 3rd Ave, Foster City, California, United States of America, 94404
Duration: 6 months

Job Description:

  • Technical Program Manager, Robot Platform
  • The Program Management Office (PMO) at Client is responsible for driving cross-functional program planning and execution at the highest level. We partner with leaders from across the company in vehicle development, system design, software engineering, manufacturing, fleet operations, and business functions to develop and deliver major corporate milestones on the path to launch, and beyond.
  • Our program managers contribute to the end-to-end success of technical, integrated product milestones involving both of our vehicle platforms - the Toyota Highlander test fleet and Client purpose-built robotaxi. 
  • The Technical Program Manager for Robot Platform on PMO  is a seasoned program management expert who will be responsible for planning and execution of technical projects for our vehicle platforms spanning from configuration management, and bug tracking to tracking corporate-level KPIs.
  • This person will work closely within the PMO team and cross-functionally with leaders across hardware, firmware, software, safety, operations, manufacturing, and systems integration to structure, plan, and execute projects.
  • The right candidate will have experience in change management or configuration management processes, has background and experience in process development, and is comfortable working & automating with tools such as Jira, confluence, Looker, Google Suite (google sheet / Google doc), etc


  • Proficient in tools or processes required to manage complex projects (i.e. JIRA, Google Suite, Looker, Gantt chart, risk matrix, Smartsheet, Jira, etc.)
  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills are a must, ability to create visualizations of KPIs and program risks
  • KPIs: Manage KPIs and other methods to measure metrics that best translate progress towards goals
  • Configuration management: manage various configurations, maintain configuration dashboards and documentation
  • Confluence Management: Managing confluence pages and ensuring they are updated
  • Planning with SmartSheet: Smartsheet upkeep (tweaks, clean-ups, access requests, etc.)
  • Change Control: Managing the Change Control process for various domains and documentation
  • Risk Register: Risk register management and follow-ups
  • Minutes of Meeting: Taking notes and following up on actions
  • Reporting: Supporting program-level communications which include presentations, reports, and related forums. 
  • Program Management Tooling: Lead the effort to develop robust reporting tools for all program management teams according to their needs, partnering with IT and other teams to develop and roll out solutions
  • Communications: Establish standard reports to provide concise and effective communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments


  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience in engineering, program management, or management consulting with a focus on product launches
  • Success in driving complex software and hardware integration processes and optimizations, and leading complex cross-functional programs

Bonus Qualifications:

  • PMP-certified or equivalent
  • Experience with autonomous vehicles, test platforms, and automotive or aerospace processes is highly desired
  • Experience with developing and scaling strategy, processes, plans, procedures & reporting

About us: At our organization, we take our mission and values to heart! We are on a mission to offer more and better jobs all over the world! Our goal is to care for you while you care for our clients and get you paid the highest pay possible. All our associates working with us are expected to embrace our RACE values: R - Results Matter, A- Approachable, C - Care, and E - Emergency i.e. work with a sense of urgency.

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