Technical Program Manager - Manufacturing Systems



IT, Operations
Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
As our Technical Program Manager - Manufacturing Systems, you will support our Manufacturing Systems team development and execution activities, including the Manufacturing Execution System, Production Support System, and Line Automation systems, during production and implement improvements to the current processes.
You will work with Manufacturing Engineering, Business Applications, Information Technology, and Vehicle program Management teams to help the Manufacturing Systems team achieve our strategic and tactical milestones. You will also coordinate with these cross-functional teams to obtain support to identify and resolve any issues in production. Additionally, you will represent the Manufacturing Engineering team in autonomous robot configuration management activities so that consistent robot as-built hardware, software, and firmware configurations can be maintained when robots are fleet-released from the factories.
You will work with the relevant leaders and teams to develop specific Manufacturing System Team roadmaps, and project schedules, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, track costs, and communicate ongoing progress as well as coordinate and support the day-to-day onsite activities of Manufacturing Systems Team members.
At Zoox, you will collaborate with a team of world-class engineers and technicians with diverse backgrounds in areas such as automotive and robotics. Working at a startup gives you the chance to manifest your creativity and highly impact the final product.


  • Work with Quality, Process, Diagnostics, Equipment, and Production teams in manufacturing operations to define manufacturing system requirements to support Advanced Hardware Manufacturing and General Assembly operations.
  • Collaborate with Business Applications teams and System Integration partners to manage the development and implementation of Manufacturing Execution System functionality enhancement and ERP system integration projects.
  • Improve/develop the robot as-built BOM creation and fleet-release automation processes using MES and Ignition systems.
  • Manage the development of Command Center and Production Support System feature enhancements and deployment activities.
  • Work with department leaders to translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed concepts, roadmaps, timelines, and deliverables that are relevant to the Manufacturing Systems team’s activities
  • Work with cross-functional leaders in engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and finance to define and then track resource requirements to support the achievement of the team’s deliverables


  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing operations, engineering, and program management
  • Experience with high scale industry manufacturing (i.e. automotive, aerospace, etc) and the necessary integration with related functions such as logistics, quality, facility, safety & environmental, procurement
  • Strong track record in managing complex cross-functional projects or programs
  • Experience with product management across different platforms
  • Advanced program management and teamwork skills
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.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to accommodations@zoox.com or your assigned recruiter.
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.