Technical Program Manager - Sensors and Compute



IT, Operations
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Zoox is on an ambitious journey to develop a full-stack, autonomous mobility solution for cities. We are seeking a Technical Program Manager that will help us unlock this future by driving the development of vehicle platform sensors and compute analysis requirements.
As a Technical Program Manager, you will work cross-functionally across hardware, software, and safety teams to decompose high-level strategy into tactical plans at the engineering team level. You will develop project schedules, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, and clearly communicate ongoing progress to relevant stakeholders. You will ensure all engineering groups understand their priorities and are coordinated, on track, and on budget to deliver our corporate milestones.
Candidates should have strong technical skills in data and analysis that they can leverage to balance competing priorities and drive execution. Successful candidates can demonstrate intrinsic ownership of their projects while empowering their team in a dynamic environment.


  • You will translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed product road maps, timelines, dashboards, and deliverables
  • You will provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to the appropriate audience
  • You will define and track resource requirements (headcount and budget) with cross-functional leaders and finance teams
  • You will ensure every team understands what they need to deliver at all times and define and manage process and regular meetings
  • You will develop standard reports that concisely and effectively communicate program status, issues, risks, and accomplishments to key stakeholders
  • You will ensure problems are transparent and risks are identified and proactively mitigate and retire risks with engineering teams


  • BS or MS degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent job experience and minimum 5 years of experience managing or delivering technical programs
  • Strong track-record in managing system-level, cross-functional projects and familiarity with requirements development processes
  • Functional Safety or safety-critical experience in the aerospace, military and defense, automotive, medical devices, industrial, or safety consulting spaces
  • System or program development experience within standards such as ISO-26262 (parts 5 and 6), ISO-21448, ARP4754. ARP4761, DO-178C, DO-254, or IEC 61508
  • Hardware and software integration testing and diagnostics data analysis experience as an engineer or planner

Bonus Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working on automotive, motion control, and/or navigation systems
  • Experience with pipeline infrastructures or simulation
  • Experience with safety-critical or high-integrity systems
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 $167,000 to $210,000. 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.