Senior Technical Program Manager, Electrified Powertrain



IT, Operations
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
The Powertrain Engineering team at Zoox is responsible for the design, development, and production of an electric powertrain specifically tailored for our autonomous mobility service. Our team has an action-biased culture marked by integrity, humility, competence, and passion for the Zoox mission and the systems we design. We are building real products here and are looking for doers to join us.
As a Senior Technical Program Manager (TPM), you will support multiple projects in powertrain and charging infrastructure, working with cross-functional teams across the company to meet vehicle and company program milestones. The TPM amplifies the efficacy of the engineering team and works to improve and minimize processes to get work done. If you are excited about tackling challenging problems and guiding the team to success, we want to hear from you!


  • You will work with cross-functional hardware system owners to translate the top-down vehicle program goals and milestones into detailed product road maps, timelines, and deliverables.
  • You will develop schedules based on company milestones and ensure that projects remain on track.
  • You will lead the Powertrain change management process coordination with all stakeholders.
  • You will establish standard reports to provide concise and effective communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments, and present them to the executive team.
  • You will ensure challenges and risks are identified and proactively ensure that risk-mitigating actions are ongoing within the engineering teams.
  • You will prepare and track a department budget forecast and reconcile it with expenses.


  • BS or MS in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years of experience in engineering and program management.
  • Familiarity with powertrain hardware product development and manufacturing processes, and demonstrated delivery of components with engineering design and development partners.
  • Proven track record in managing complex cross-functional projects.
  • Proficient in tools required to manage complex projects (i.e. JIRA, Gantt charts, ERP, PLM).
  • Ability to keep the big picture in focus and to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience.
  • Automotive or aerospace experience

Bonus Qualifications

  • High voltage powertrain experience
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $151,000 to $249,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.
A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.