Technical Program Manager

1 month ago
Advanced Technologies Group - Product & Design
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Uber Technologies, Inc.
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Uber Overview

About Uber


We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.


And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

Job Description

About the Role


Our Hardware and Software Technical Program Managers have direct, visible impact at the highest levels within ATG and Uber. As a TPM, 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.


What You’ll Do

  • Project manage complex cross-team engineering initiatives in hardware or software
  • Collaborate 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 partners.
  • Engage and energize the project teams to achieve bold goals.
  • Actively remove obstacles to strengthen momentum and progress.
  • Manage issue critical issues 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 lead the cross-functional strategic planning and business planning process, leading conversations with key partners 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, mechanical, or electrical engineering or relevant background/degree
  • Technical skills. Thorough technical capability 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 exceptional 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 preferred, but not required


About the Team


At the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), we are building technologies that will transform the way the world moves. Our teams in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Toronto are dedicated to mapping, software and hardware development, vehicle safety, and operations for self-driving technology. Our teams are passionate about developing a self-driving system that will one day move people and things around more safely, efficiently, and cost effectively.


Our hardware team's role is to develop and integrate UBER self-driving technologies into existing and future vehicle platforms of multiple OEM’s at scale.


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