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Senior Program Manager II

May Mobility

May Mobility

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Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

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

May Mobility is entering an exciting phase of growth and our team is expanding quickly. We are looking for a Program Manager to be the link between all vehicle development Stakeholders including Safety, Vehicle Engineering, Autonomy, Manufacturing, Quality, Business Development and Operations. This role will report directly to the Sr. Manager of Program Management and will be responsible for communicating and coordinating the work to meet target deliverables and timing at each program milestone for one or several Autonomous Vehicle platforms.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage program timelines and track status of deliverables from the Product Definition until the OK to Launch phase for one or multiple Autonomous Vehicle platforms
  • Identify dependencies across tasks and program teams to ensure continuous alignment
  • Track risk and manage risk mitigation plans
  • Communicate with partner vehicle OEM to align program plans to escalate vehicle issues
  • Implement and manage change when necessary to meet desired outputs
  • Present to stakeholders reports on progress as well as problems and solutions
  • Champion prioritization of safety and quality
  • Support Engineering leaders in continuous improvement of the vehicle development and program management process
  • Develop and leverage relationships across functions to ensure clear communication and seamless follow-through

Qualifications and Skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline
  • At least 7 years of experience in program management at an Automotive Tier 1 Supplier or OEM
  • Experience working with ADAS or Vehicle Control products
  • A passion for both process and people-oriented solutions and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to see the “big picture” while also being willing to do essential daily tasks to complete objectives
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to learn; Ability to translate technical ideas to non-technical audiences
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to undergo a driving record check
  • Ability to operate May Mobility vehicles

Desirable Qualifications

  • PMP Certification
  • Previous experience working for a high-growth and mission-driven startup
  • Experience working with Japanese Automotive OEM or Suppliers

Physical Requirements
Standard office working conditions which includes but is not limited to:

  • Prolonged sitting
  • Prolonged standing
  • Prolonged computer use
  • Lift up to 50 pounds

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.