Product Manager Automotive Simulation
We are looking for a product manager to join the R&D team. Our team is focused on enabling companies to bring products to market faster and more cost effectively by enabling them to simulate the real world at scale.
As a Product Manager, you will be working with a world-class team of engineers, researchers, product managers, and other internal stakeholders.
Your contributions will help bring simulation-based products to market in multiple industry verticals and help change the way products are built.
We’re looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, adaptable, and enjoys challenging the status quo. Your job will be to bring our Simulation offering to market.
Our work is at the center of the most consequential mega-trends in technology - artificial intelligence and self-driving - and there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.
We work with an integral approach on topics related to Autonomous Driving, Smart Mobility, Smart Cities, Cybersecurity, and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV).
Multiple disciplines like Control System Design, World Modeling, Motion Planning, Functional & Operational Safety, Sensor Fusion, V2V & V2X Communication, Electronics, Software Engineering, Assessment, Tooling, etc.
work together to bring the automated vehicle into life.
Assess existing and new requirements for scaling Simulation production to substantial levels to enable level 4 and 5 autonomous driving and commercialize our offering;
facilitate assessment and selection of the best production-at-scale option(s), and coordinate the team to successfully evolve tools and operational processes to achieve it.
Drive Core Simulation engine release targets and scope; align Sim Creation and Evaluation deliverables to tool availability, release cadence, and verification & validation milestones.
Define the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for Simulation product targeting automotive development in the area of ADAS and Autonomous Driving
Define and execute short-, mid- and long-term roadmaps for both single-team and cross- functional efforts related to Simulation.
Understanding the pain points and needs of early users and customers
Partner deeply with Simulation leads and engineers, Quality / Functional Safety teams on technical matters to ensure the Global Simulation team’s work is aligning to broader organizational development.
Collaborate with industry-leading technical experts to guide testing system development ranging across diverse levels of Simulation fidelity and granularity.
Work with cross-functional teams to identify and create additional industry vertical products based on our simulation platform, such as our AI Research Lab and our HAD Map business unit
Track progress, resolve dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders, and engage and energize the project teams to achieve aggressive goals.
Identify and track key success metrics for your products and features
Understand technical implementation at the architectural level and propose technical alternatives when necessary; ask questions that clarify priorities and challenge the team to be effective.
Support technical and strategic planning, leading conversations with key stakeholders to develop concepts for initiatives and developing those into detailed program / project plans (including roadmaps, funding planning, resource planning, and hiring goals).
Requirements / Essentials
Minimum of 5 years proven experience as a software-focused Technical Program Manager, Product Manager, Engineering Manager, or Engineer in an autonomous systems, robotics, or software development environment.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Information Systems or a related area, or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability preferred.
Strong customer focus with experience driving primary research initiatives
Direct, measurable impact through the design, development and launch of ground- breaking products.
Solid technical aptitude and an ability to understand technical designs, challenges and risks; ability to work closely with engineers.
Knowledge of technical architectures, computer science, and software development lifecycle.
Experience working collaboratively with other product and functional teams
Experience leading projects from inception to completion
Willingness to travel to support our co-development activities in China
Start-up mentality, you are dedicated, agile and thrive on getting things done
Highly proficient in English - written and spoken
A valid drivers’ license
Experience with industrial simulation-based products like autonomous vehicles, etc.
Previous experience in the automotive industry or working autonomous vehicle programs.
Experience in the gaming industry, shipping AI / ML technologies
Strong experience in project management; practical familiarity with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and ability to apply them where best suited.