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Senior Technical Program Manager - Strategic Programs

Company: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is revolutionizing transportation - making it safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks. Aurora is partnered with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem including Toyota, Volvo, PACCAR, Uber, Uber Freight, FedEx, and U.S. Xpress. Aurora tests its vehicles in the Bay Area, Pittsburgh, and Texas and has offices in those areas as well as in Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA; Louisville, CO; and Detroit, MI. To learn more, visit www.aurora.tech . Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We're searching for a Senior Technical Program Manager - Technical Programs. Enabling Aurorans on the front lines of Information Technology, powering the tooling, services and infrastructure needed to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology - Safely, Quickly, and Broadly. Within Information Technology, we are focused on partnering with our business customers to help them prosper. Our strategic initiatives are a foundational part of these partnerships, delivering the technology they need to increase their velocity and impact. Our strategic program office is responsible for the creation, management and execution of Information Technologies governance that is leveraged across the organization, creating a foundation upon which we operate. We are looking for a seasoned technical program manager to work with stakeholders and TPMs from across the organization, and partner within Information Technology to deliver these high impact, cross-functional initiatives. The ideal candidate must be an effective communicator, be highly effective in planning, prioritization, and execution of project work. This candidate will also possess technical expertise in an IT domain to support project activities. The position of Staff TPM, Strategic Programs will serve as a critical partner coordinating and connecting teams and work streams to ensure Information Technology is moving with purpose and impact in alignment with our customers. We're looking for an individual with demonstrated experience developing and optimizing processes, achieving operational goals, and diving into problems with a data-driven mentality. If you are a candidate who has the vision of what could be, who has the ability to cultivate relationships, and a belief in driving impact then you may be the ideal person for this position. - In this role you will:

  • Lead and manage strategic planning sessions, cross-functional prioritization, and guide the Information Technology leadership team during resource allocations.
  • Drive execution of multiple simultaneous, cross-functional projects and/or programs. Proactively make adjustments or prioritization to course-correct programs that are in jeopardy, and communicate those updates to the correct stakeholders. -
  • Lead regularly cadenced strategic initiative status reviews, from which we generate stakeholder and executive communications and updates. -
  • Apply IT technical skills to orchestrating solutions with engineers, including the planning and execution of the devised solution. -
  • Interface with a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders and teams across the organization including, partner with Finance and Strategy to track and manage budget and spend across strategic initiatives.
  • Partner with the organization to propose, refine, and implement process improvements and drive efficiencies including ways of working for IT to execute in a predictable and consistent manner.
  • Foster a collaborative environment where differing perspectives are encouraged, acknowledged. -
  • Develop collaborative relationships across the entire organization. Required Qualifications:
    • 8+ years of experience in operations consulting / strategy / stakeholder management or related experience; some high-growth operations or startup experience is preferred.
    • 5+ years experience in program management skills, with demonstrated ability to lead complex strategic and operational initiatives. -
    • Strong executive communication skills: exceptional writing skills. Effective communication in written and verbal form. -
    • Technical speciality in an IT domain to support solutioning, planning and execution of IT projects with the willingness to lean into projects to drive their success.
    • Ability to define metrics for success, track KPIs towards those metrics and experience analyzing and proposing data-driven solutions. This position is expected to utilize data and metrics to communicate needs.
    • You're a self-starter who loves to own things from start to completion. You make things happen and don't need to ask for permission first. -
    • Strong business acumen with the ability to identify strategic needs, lead all aspects of planning with sound business recommendations, and generate alignment with key business partners.
    • Forward-thinking strategist with proven success in translating strategy to tactical plans with high-quality execution and delivery. -
    • A healthy skepticism for the status quo and an unwillingness to settle. An empathetic leader style and have a strong self-awareness.
    • Desire to learn new areas of IT and assist with developing other team members in IT. -#LI-JM1 - #Mid-Senior - Working at Aurora At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together-all without any jerks. We have offices in 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora. At the core of everything we do is our commitment to safety. Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and we believe that each employee at Aurora has a role in contributing to safety, every step of the way. Aurora expects commitment to our safety policies from every employee, and seeks candidates who take an active responsibility, can contribute to building an atmosphere of trust, and invest in the organization's long-term success by prioritizing working safely, no matter what. We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits - including an increase in safety and access to transportation - and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit. You can find all the latest news on our Blog Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. -

Keywords: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Mountain View , Senior Technical Program Manager - Strategic Programs, IT / Software / Systems , Mountain View, California

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