May Mobility is transforming transportation by developing and deploying autonomous shuttles that get people where they need to go-- safely, easily, and with a lot more fun. Our vehicles are on the streets of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Indianapolis, Indiana, Arlington, Texas and Hiroshima, Japan navigating complex downtown scenarios and transporting thousands of people on their daily commute every week. We are establishing a ground game that will propel us into even larger markets in the future. 

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our team develops driverless technology to give people more time to laugh with friends, to solve an interesting problem, or to enjoy the world around them. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today.

Robotics Operations Engineering Manager

Company Overview

May Mobility is a self-driving technology company working to transform today's mobility landscape, by starting with a niche market–low-speed shuttles for public roadways. Our vehicles are on the streets of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Arlington, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana and Higashihiroshima, Japan, navigating complex downtown scenarios and transporting thousands of people on their daily commute every week. We are establishing a ground game that will propel us into even larger markets in the future.

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our team develops driverless technology to give people more time to laugh with friends, to solve an interesting problem, or to enjoy the world around them. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today.

Job Summary

May Mobility is entering an exciting phase of growth as we expand our first-of-its-kind autonomous shuttle and mobility services across the nation. We are looking for a Robotics Operations Engineering Manager to provide technical, organizational and administrative leadership in core operational aspects of the Autonomy Engineering team. The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion and ownership of autonomy executing on real vehicles and delighting customers.  

This role will report to the VP of Autonomy Engineering and will be responsible for contributing, leading and managing efforts to maintain and improve the autonomy aspects of vehicles operating at customer sites. As part of this role, the Robotics Operations Engineering Manager will assist in cross-functional efforts to triage issues from the field, lead small teams to assess and determine root causes, prioritize and lead short term efforts to solve issues, provide insights to the autonomy team for longer term improvements, and support balancing resources between shorter and longer term issues.

 

Your Opportunity to Drive Success:

  • Champion May Mobility’s mission, vision, values and company priorities to develop and execute overall autonomy operations strategy with fellow engineering leaders
  • Lead a team of robotics operations engineers, providing mentorship, regular feedback, and promoting professional growth opportunities; Responsible for performance tracking and team hiring and retention goals
  • Lead one or more cross-functional problem solving teams to understand and solve issues in the field.
  • Communicate clear and concisely issues, analysis results, solutions, and timelines to other managers to enable rapid and effective responses to ongoing field issues.
  • Responsible for operational and technical team successes and outcomes, including - meeting benchmarks, prioritizing effective time and resource allocation across all team functions, and engaging in regular status and metrics reporting; Collaborate closely with project managers, people managers, and executives to achieve company goals 
  • Plan, lead and oversee implementation of solutions for known autonomy software stack challenges
  • Support testing and validation of software deployed to both existing and new operation sites.
  • Support ride-feel tuning for new site deployments
  • Track and approve hotfixes for deployed autonomy software
  • Provide input into release planning, including feature recommendations and risk assessments based on prior field experiences
  • Provide high-level analysis of autonomy performance to feed long term development strategy
  • Escalate critical issues and opportunities within the autonomy team to engineering leadership, making clear recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of the team with respect to company priorities

 

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline
  • 5 Years experience developing and/or managing technical development within the self-driving vehicle technology field including perception, behavior, planning, and controls or equivalent technical field
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams and delegating responsibilities
  • Experience with software development in a Linux environment
  • Familiarity with standard development tools such as git, valgrind, and gdb
  • Deep familiarity with the state of the autonomous vehicle industry
  • High degree of comfort in balancing multiple priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative leadership approach
  • Organization skills including project management
  • Willingness and ability to travel approximately 20% of the time

Desired Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline
  • Previous hands-on system architecture experience building or leading the development for multiple tech stacks
  • Demonstrated successful people management experience, including mentoring and promoting professional growth of direct reports
  • Previous experience growing a team, crafting hiring plans, designing and conducting interviews, reviewing candidates, and making hiring decisions
  • Previous startup experience

Benefits and Perks

  • Health benefits including vision and dental
  • Unlimited paid vacation days and generous holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Meaningful stock options
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks
  • Flexible schedule around core business hours

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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