Senior Technical Program Manager, Planning and Controls - Autonomous Vehicles

Nov 06, 2023

US, CA, Santa Clara

If you're passionate about autonomous vehicles, we would love to hear from you! The Autonomous Vehicles Program Management team is searching for a creative and experienced Technical Program Manager to support the Planning and Control TPM team working on NVIDIA's autonomous vehicle platform. We are the leading artificial intelligence computing company and are paving the way with innovations in gaming, visualization, supercomputing, and self-driving cars. As a key member of our Automotive Vehicles Program Team, you will be a key leader responsible for the software development execution of our autonomous driving software stack. NVIDIA gives automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, automotive research institutions, and start-ups the power and flexibility to develop and deploy breakthrough artificial intelligence systems for self-driving vehicles. Today, we are working with over 270 partners that are using our platform in the development of autonomous cars, trucks, shuttles, and taxis.

What you'll be doing:

  • Managing automotive software development and deliverables across multiple engineering teams.

  • Working with the engineering leads to define and integrate roadmaps, schedules, and milestones, and driving the execution and tracking of these across the organization.

  • Coordinating release content and efforts with multiple program managers and engineering managers who own individual components.

  • Identifying and handling risks, and resolving issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality.

  • Collaborating with the Product, Release, Engineering, Safety teams as part of the execution.

  • Establishing metrics to assess and improve execution across the organization.

  • Improving processes and procedures across the organization. Streamlining day-to-day operations.

  • Regularly communicating the program status and key issues to management and cross-functional teams within the organization.

  • Working on testing related topics in autonomous driving domain (testing effort coordination, management, ensuring test coverage and content, reporting on the results).

What we need to see:

  • BS/MS Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field (or equivalent experience)

  • 8+ years of recent Program/Project Management experience, including driving the planning and execution of complex software engineering projects, and releasing commercial products.

  • Relevant domain knowledge (Automotive, Perception, Path Planning and/or AI).

  • Experience with new product introduction, software releases at scale and program managing research teams.

  • Handles ambiguity and makes decisions and reaches consensus in the absence of enough data.

  • Previous experience as software engineer, software QA or systems engineer. Understands the pressures they are under and can effectively lead engineers in projects as well as process.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to collaborate on global projects across teams and time zones.

  • Experience with Jira and/or JAMA, to the point that you can comfortably teach an engineering team how to use these tools and execute in Agile/Scrum.

  • Experience with tests development and requirement-based testing.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Prior experience in systems and requirements engineering.

  • Familiarity with Automotive autonomous system.

  • Experience in a fast-paced Automotive OEM or supplier.

With highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology industry's most desirable employers. We have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working with us and our product lines are growing fast in some of the hottest fields such as virtual reality, deep learning, artificial intelligence, graphics virtualization, photo realistic rendering and more. Come join us at NVIDIA!

The base salary range is 152,000 USD - 287,500 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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