Who we are:

Argo AI is in the business of building self-driving technology you can trust. With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world’s largest automakers, we’re building self-driving technology that is engineered to scale globally and transform mobility for millions. 

Talented individuals join our team because they share our purpose to make it safe, easy, and enjoyable for everyone to get around cities. We aspire to impact key industries that move people and goods, from ride hailing to deliveries.

Meet the team:

We are looking for a Vice President (VP) of Safety to lead Argo’s safety program. This position reports to the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

The VP, Safety is responsible for leading the development and oversight of a comprehensive safety program for Argo. The VP oversees the development and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with safety regulations, safety standards, & best practices; monitor and manage safety risks; assure the implementation and effectiveness of safety risk controls; and promote safety as Argo’s foundational value in all aspects of the organization. 

What you’ll do: 

  • The VP, Safety is responsible for leading, developing, and managing AV Product Safety, Operational Safety, and Workplace Safety at Argo
  • Manage Argo’s Safety Advisory Board
  • Manage Argo’s Safety team
  • Own safety case conformance and Argo’s safety compliance program
  • Partner with Argo teams responsible for supporting the safety case to deliver a robust Argo safety case that is developed, reviewed, and assessed in accordance with ISO 26262
  • Understand, assess, and promote successful adherence to relevant safety standards and best practices, such as ISO 21448, SAE/AVSC, and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
  • Provide independent internal expertise and reviews to compile necessary functional safety and/or safety regulatory evidence and documentation during Argo’s product development lifecycle processes
  • In coordination with Argo’s Public Policy & Government Relations team, help shape and influence the required modifications of global vehicle safety regulations to accommodate the certification of AVs as well as emerging AV technical and homologation regulatory requirements in the EU and UNECE markets, including through engagement with relevant policy makers
  • Oversee robust internal concern identification and resolution efforts and documentation; lead mandatory reporting efforts and safety related government inquiries
  • Develop and implement a roadmap for continued enhancement of safety activities & capabilities that will scale as the business grows and evolves
  • Lead the cross-functional integration of our safety principles into every facet of our company and every stage of development, testing, and deployment

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to communicate complex safety and regulatory issues to a diverse global team
  • Strong sense of ownership and ability to work independently
  • Collaborative team player across all levels and functions
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with ISO-26262 functional safety conformance and other industry standards such as ISO 21448, SAE/AVSC, and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
  • Strong experience setting standards or reviewing, documenting, and managing product compliance to functional safety and other automotive safety standards
  • Familiarity with systems engineering fundamentals, especially as it relates to hardware, software, and system-level design
  • Strong relationships with key external stakeholders and the ability to grow and maintain those relationships over time
  • Automotive industry regulatory experience, working with or for Government, OEM, Tier 1 supplier, or independent assessors
  • Experience and expertise managing compliance to automotive standards
  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or a related technical field
  • Product safety related experience in ADAS technologies or autonomous vehicles is desired
  • Ability to travel to all Argo offices
  • Proficient in G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent executive presence with strong leadership, collaboration, analytical, influential, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Must be a strategic thinker who is results-oriented with the ability to drive continuous improvement within the Safety organization as well as throughout Argo

What we offer you:

  • High-quality individual and family medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting
  • Employer-paid group term life insurance and the option to elect voluntary life insurance 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Paid medical leave
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Complimentary daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Discounted programs that include legal services, identity theft protection, pet insurance, and more
  • Company and team bonding outlets: employee resource groups, quarterly team activity stipend, and wellness initiatives

Our Background:

Argo AI was founded in late 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,000-person strong company with strategic partnerships with two of the world’s leading automakers: Ford and Volkswagen. Our self-driving system is the first with commercial deployment plans for Europe and the U.S., and thanks to an ability to tap into both automakers’ global reach, our technology platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any self-driving technology to date.

At Argo AI, we believe that embracing differences delivers superior results. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive environment for all employees.

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