Technical Program Manager

Uber Overview

The Uber Advanced Technologies Group; a high-performance culture marked by fearlessness and hyperproductivity. We focus on the development of key technologies that advance Uber's mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere. Our efforts are focused on mapping, vehicle safety, and autonomy technology. Our team is comprised of world-renowned researchers and engineers with decades of experience.

Do you dream about changing the world using your passion for science and engineering? Then you should apply to join the team. We are ambitious, engaged and excited about disrupting the transportation industry across the world. We are moving real assets and real people. Our research and development will make this process safer and more efficient now and in the decades to come.

Job Description

What you'll do:

As a Technical Program Managers (TPM) at ATG you will have direct, visible impact at the highest levels within ATG and Uber. You will have the opportunity to partner with and learn from the world's leading engineers in computer vision, machine learning, vehicle controls, embedded systems, sensor development, vehicle design, and robotics. The work you will facilitate will be tested and deployed on real systems, in real-world conditions. The experience you will gain will be unique and unmatched.

  • Project manage complex cross-team initiatives within Engineering.
  • Interface with engineering managers to estimate work efforts, define milestones and manage resources.
  • Track progress, understand dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders.
  • Engage and energize the project teams to achieve bold goals.
  • Proactively remove obstacles to strengthen momentum and progress.
  • Manage issue escalations and provide support to teams balancing trying priorities.
  • Understand technical implementation and propose technical alternatives.
  • Ask questions that clarify priorities and push the team to be highly effective.
  • Develop broad domain and technical knowledge.
  • Help handle the cross-functional strategic planning and business planning process, leading conversations with key stakeholders to develop concepts for strategic initiatives, and developing those into detailed program/project plans (including roadmaps, funding planning, resource planning and hiring goals).
  • Improve product development and delivery.
  • Teach project management skills within our engineering leadership team.
  • Facilitate knowledge management and communication so each project delivers better than the last.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and continuously improve the organization by being a trusted advisor, facilitator and creative problem solver.
  • Implement continuous improvements to the engineering organization and the program management process.
  • Share program/project process frameworks, tools, and best practices that can be adopted throughout the organization.

What you'll need:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a technical program / project manager
  • A degree in computer science or an engineering background
  • Technical skills. Thorough technical aptitude and an ability to understand technical designs, challenges and risks. Technical depth in software, hardware, systems administration, or networking. Engineers enjoy working closely with you.
  • Project management. Ideally familiar with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and able to apply them where best suited. Experience delivering complex engineering projects spanning multiple teams.
  • Communication. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and extraordinary emotional intelligence. Ability to persuade and motivate people across a broad variety of job functions through your relationships.
  • Highly organized. Excellent organizational skills to multitask many tasks without losing sight of the highest priority items.
  • Analytical. Ability to understand complex concepts and make reasoned decisions with sometimes imperfect data.
  • Detail oriented. Results motivated to take initiative without being asked and be a resourceful creative.
  • Prior experience at a fast and growing company is preferred
  • Technical program management experience at a mature company with a strong TPM team is a plus

Engineering experience, including robotics, machine learning, or autonomy is a plus, but not required!

Perks

Perks:

  • Employees are given Uber credits every month.
  • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.

Benefits (U.S.)

  • 401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, paid company holidays and Uber credits.
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.

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