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Senior Technical Project Manager - May Mobility

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Job Title
Senior Technical Project Manager
Job Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Job Description

May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think. 

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Job Summary

Are you a trained engineer who over the course of your career realized your talents included managing projects and people?  Do you have a passion for advanced technology and problem solving and love to get to the bottom of tough problems and orient teams to solve them? Do you want to make a difference in a company that is changing mobility?

May Mobility is looking for highly motivated, activated, and energetic technical project managers who can lead teams to solve some of the hardest problems in autonomous driving. Work will include: leading teams to deeply analyze and understand problems through data, clarifying fuzzy requirements and prioritizing competing technical tasks, assessing and aggressively mitigating risks, and detail oriented status tracking.  Technical project managers at May coordinate frequently and effectively across all company functions including autonomy, vehicle engineering, software, product, finance, and operations.  

This opportunity is a hybrid role, where office work is located at May Mobility HQ in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Occasional travel may be required to operational sites.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work cross-functionally with autonomy, engineering, product, customer operations, finance, and strategy teams to scope, plan and track the various autonomy projects. Provide leadership in decision making.  
  • Understand technical implementation at the architectural level and propose alternatives when necessary, ask questions that clarify priorities and look for process efficiencies. Take command in setting priorities based on information available and insight gained
  • Proactively remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress, identify gaps in communication or schedule, provide support to teams balancing competing priorities and drive results through actions
  • Build and maintain relationships with May Mobility’s internal and external partners, understand their needs and drive alignment with May Mobility’s product vision 
  • Help lead autonomy engineering focusing on autonomy features to build tools and processes to identify risks and coordinate on-time and high quality product delivery, specifically identifying data needed to drive decisions  
  • Consolidate input from autonomy, engineering, safety, legal, and business teams to produce and distribute project work plans; Requests for Procurement, Statements of Work, Program Plans, and Gantt charts. Must have the ability to lead the team without direct reports with ownership of duties, along with follow up and corrections as needed 
  • Coordinate and drive workshops with partners; build agenda, track progress and be responsible for outstanding items and next steps. Be a reliable problem solver with critical and creative thinking skills that drive the business forward 
  • Provide regular status updates on autonomy projects and program progress and risks based on data driven decisions
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively between development and production teams
  • Drive decisions based on data and drive data needs to make sound decisions

Skills and Abilities

Success in this role typically requires the following competencies:

  • Technical understanding of driving data and autonomy development
  • Understanding how to make decisions based on data in conjunction with real-world experience
  • Understanding of autonomy systems and various components and their downstream impact
  • Ability to track details and execute tasks through completion
  • Taking command of project(s) while gathering data to drive towards results - not just task lists
  • Ability to clarify and document fuzzy requirements and challenges such that a project team can efficiently and effectively solve problems.
  • An ability to clearly and concisely communicate technical concepts including root cause analysis, technical challenges and their solutions, and results backed by data.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical people and teams

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates most successful in this role typically hold the following qualifications or comparable knowledge or experience:

Required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Engineering, Computer Science or highly technical degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2+ years of prior experience as an engineer or experience in project management including team management, project planning, status updating, and risk management. Ideally this experience is at least partially in fast pace research and development projects.
  • A high level of initiative and activation. Must be able to enthusiastically take on challenges, including those peripheral to core responsibilities when needed for project success.
  • Good Understanding of software and hardware development life cycles, ML feature cycle, data infrastructure/pipeline, AI product development,  integration processes, and test/validation complexity, emphasizing SDLC

 

Desirable

  • Working level knowledge of the autonomous vehicle industry
  • Project/Program management experience
  • Understanding of startup fast cycle and vision to balance the long term goals
  • Past experience in autonomy systems ideal

 

  • Hybrid role based out of Ann Arbor, MI
    • Hybrid employees work remotely from their home or alternative work space as well as from one of our offices or sites at an agreed upon cadence set by their leader and based on the nature of their role. _ number of days per week/month or as otherwise agreed to with manager (job function- job dependent) 2 to 3 days per week or 8 days per month in office.  Weekly 1-4 days per week 

Physical Requirements

  • Standard office working conditions which includes but is not limited to:
    • Prolonged sitting
    • Prolonged standing
    • Prolonged computer use
  • Travel required? -  Moderate: 11%-25%

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive healthcare suite including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans. Domestic partners who have been residing together at least one year are also eligible to participate! 
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Healthcare and Dependent Care Accounts available.
  • Rich retirement benefits, including an immediately vested employer safe harbor match.
  • Generous paid parental leave with immediate eligibility as well as a phased return to work. 
  • Flexible vacation policy in addition to 18 paid company holidays.
  • Total Wellness Program providing numerous resources for overall wellbeing   
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis.   Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary.  Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.



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May Mobility Headquarters Location

Ann Arbor, MI

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May Mobility Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

May Mobility Founded Year

2017

May Mobility Total Amount Raised

$302,620,000

May Mobility Funding Rounds

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  • Series D

    $105,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $3,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $111,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $22,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $11,500,000 USD

  • Pre Seed

    $120,000 USD

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