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This opportunity is located in San Diego, CA or Detroit, MI with travel required. 

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Company Overview

Come join a higher calling and find a deeper purpose!   

As a multi-national Artificial Intelligence Technology Company, we are at the epicenter of the Autonomous Vehicle Universe. Our breakthroughs are leading the industry in autonomous trucking.  

While inventing the framework of Autonomous Driving, our current fleet of autonomous Trucks are helping communities receive much-needed supplies and medical equipment around the clock.   Our people are some of the most talented engineers and contributors who are leaving behind a historic legacy.  

TuSimple was founded half a decade ago with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and Artificial Intelligence, TuSimple is working to create the first global commercially viable Autonomous Freight Network. 


Opportunity Overview 

Are you a fearless leader of large cross-functional product launch teams, who possesses the ability to structure complex programs, drive execution in alignment with schedule, and provide clear communication of status/issues/risk tailored to the needs of stakeholders and teams? Then we want to hear from you!

TuSimple is seeking a senior leader and driver for our Program Management Organization. This position requires an experienced professional with a strong technical background and excellent communication skills who is comfortable communicating complex issues across all levels of the organization.

In this role, you will showcase your field expertise, will learn and adapt quickly, and motivate and challenge cross-functional teams to produce product excellence, within our fast-paced environment.

As Senior Program Manager, you will own Programs and oversee launches that consist of highly complex and sensitive Intellectual Property- ensuring your programs and products meet all objectives, metrics, and requirements across all stages of your program.

Join us and be a part of excellence! 


Role Responsibilities

  • Serves as overall leadership for assigned program, working with internal and external cross-functional teams. Provides and communicates overall vision and direction for program. Identifies and solves cross functional and inter-team challenges
  • Partners with Program’s Lead Engineer to define milestones, deliverables, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for each phase of the vehicle development program, and resolve issues/remove road-blocks for cross-functional teams
  • Oversees program plan and timing across multiple products, including critical path, milestones, key dependencies, and summary and status reporting
  • Drives the vehicle/product development process, in partnership with the cross-functional teams (design, hardware, software, supply chain, prototype build, NPI, production manufacturing, marketing/sales, etc.) to ensure each product meets aligning objectives, KPIs, and launch timelines
  • Leads and oversees the gathering of status and KPI updates from Vehicle System Engineering and other cross-functional teams, through assigned PMO staff. Compiles updates into various status and summary reports for and provides full program updates to executive leadership, in team meetings, and at Program Level forums with TuSimple partners and customers
  • Builds program-specific dashboards which are utilized to effectively communicate program status cross-functionally, track information, provide on-demand status reports, and review against KPIs, milestones, and program objectives in system team settings and vehicle program level forum. Ensures dashboards and information contained within are accessible to all necessary stakeholders
  • Oversees and ensures accurate and complete capture of program and product(s)performance; including ensuring product(s) meets aligning KPIs and objectives, appropriate requirements decomposition performed, architecture definition is fully flushed out and maintained, test plan is fully defined, and both functional and non-functional testing and validation to requirements are successfully conducted
  • Appropriately delegates tasks to cross-functional Product Launch Teams (PLT),partnering with cross-functional PLT leaders to ensure all team members are held accountable and meet deadlines and milestone dates
  • Oversees and operates as an experienced consultant in support of quality control plan development, including: process flow diagrams, Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis(PFMEA), Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA),control plans, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) checklists, and aligning work instructions
  • Ensures key financial and budgetary activities, including the costed bill of materials, the program prototype budget, PMO budgets (headcount, expense, etc.), align with budget
  • Effectively leads Project Managers and Project Analysts with the delivery of a portfolio of projects, driving best-in-class program management standards, and providing executive summaries of status across the entire program
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration, Management, or related field
  • 12+ years of experience with Project/Program including relevant automotive or aerospace engineering experience. (Other relevant engineering experience will be considered)
  • 2+ years of experience directly managing Project/Program Management teams


Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s Degree + in Automotive Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related field
  • 15+ year experience in Program Management within the automotive product development and delivery space
  • 5+ years of experience program managing high dollar value products/product development
  • Autonomous Driving industry experience, highly preferred
  • Experience working with highly technical teams
  • Experience working in a start-up environment.  


Technical/Specialized Skills

  • Proven success with leading highly technical/automotive programs, (including leading engineering, operations, and business teams) though the delivery of a wide range of program objectives and KPIs to bring multiple products to market.
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering, finance, manufacturing, operations, and quality principles, as it relates to Program Management and technical/automotive product life-cycles
  • Proven success with New Product Introduction (NPI),product launch, and post-sale support
  • Solid understanding of functional safety and ISO 26262standards.
  • Strong understanding of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and IATF/TS-16949 standards.
  • Solid ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, technical specifications, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Superior experience creating, maintaining and driving program plans of varying complexity, including: scope, schedules, resources, workstreams, and risks
  • Ability to understand and interpret financial documents and reports
  • Proven ability to successfully and efficiently navigate complex interdependencies within and external of the organization, proactively addressing to optimize productivity and mitigate risk
  • Demonstrated success with partnering with business and engineering leadership teams to deliver to program objectives
  • Well-versed and accomplished veteran in program/project management and technical/engineering principles for assigned area
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and motivate Project teams to effectively and efficiently accomplish goals. Ability to create a sense of “team” despite different time zones
  • Proven highly effective leader of cross-functional teams, ensuring clear focus and direction, fostering teamwork and collaborations, and delivering program objectives on schedule, some simultaneously
  • Established ability to effectively influence internal and external cross-functional teams to meet program needs
  • Polished and professional communication and presentations skills; demonstrated ability to translate technical information to meet the needs of the audience
  • Demonstrated ability to train and develop others to identify interdependencies, analyze and mitigate risk, consistently demonstrate leadership, clearly and effectively communicate status v. plan, and successfully influence to meet strategic needs
  • Proven ability to determine actual v. plan for all elements of the program and communicate status.
  • Ability to utilize Jira to capture and track Program assignments/tasks throughout the program and cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve most program risk/issues, escalating only in the most complex situations
  • Demonstrated experience building and improving processes and promoting quality.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills with established understanding of business implication of decisions


TuSimple Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you and your family
  • Work visa sponsorship available
  • Relocation assistance available
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served every day
  • Full kitchens on every floor with unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more
  • Stock options / equity
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly team building budget
  • Learning/education budget  
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short disability

TuSimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.

This opportunity is located in San Diego, CA or Detroit, MI with travel required. 

You can apply to the job with this email

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