San Diego, CA
Full time

Senior Technical Program Manager

Brain Corp is a San Diego, California, USA-based AI company creating transformative core technology for the robotics industry. Our purpose is to create autonomous technology that helps the real world work better. Brain's robotic and AI solutions help retailers ensure that the right product is on the right shelf at the right price, in a clean environment. Through the BrainOS® Robotics Platform, which powers the largest global fleet of the Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in operation in commercial public spaces, Brain Corp delivers insightful and efficient automated solutions in both commercial floor cleaning and inventory management, empowering organizations and their employees to achieve more. Brain Corp currently powers more than 30,000 AMRs, representing the largest fleet of its kind in the world. Brain Corp is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund, Clearbridge, and Qualcomm Ventures.

Position Summary: 

As a member of the Program team, the Senior Technical Program Manager (TPM) is accountable for project/program planning and execution across all stages of the product development lifecycle. 

The TPM works directly with cross-functional teams, including product management, multiple engineering disciplines, QA, regulatory, supply chain, sales, service, and external. The TPM is trusted to ensure successful development, integration, and deployment of our robotic and analytics products. This particular opening is expected to focus initially on our automated inventory management product.

The TPM team is part of a passionate set of professionals in a fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative start-up like environment. Our scope often involves management of our valued external relationships, including enterprise customers, partner companies, vendors, and of course our users.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • As an influential, collaborative, and self-directed leader: develop, align, and meet expectations of technical programs and projects
  • Proactively and completely plan program including goals, requirements, and risk mitigations, and drive the team’s execution of it
  • Empathize with, align, and manage stakeholders. Use tactful yet effective approaches to resolve conflicts
  • Track and motivate program progress; identify and clear blockers
  • Establish consistent, efficient, effective, clear, timely communication, tailored for effectiveness with audiences
  • Based on situational judgment, manage at various levels between high and detailed
  • Using systems thinking, perspective, and technical judgment: bring clarity, prioritization, and guidance to teams 
  • Roll up your sleeves and enthusiastically chip in wherever it’s needed for success of the program: we’re all in this together
  • Never settling for the status quo, develop and roll out new processes to continually improve our program management ways of working
  • 10-25% business travel, which may include international.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in technical field relevant to robotics or analytics 
  • 5+ years of relevant post-graduate experience, including as project or program manager
  • Professional experience with leadership responsibility in product development 
  • Professional experience with engineering processes & developing engineering solutions
  • Experience with system-level engineering or system integration
  • Experience with project management methodologies 
  • Experience developing and implementing new processes
  • Experienced with collaborative & project management tools. We heavily use Google Suite, Jira, Confluence, Slack.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage multiple complex projects in a timely manner. 
  • Effective at juggling many simultaneous tasks and deadlines
  • Seriously excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Natural peer and team leadership skills 
  • Calm and articulate under pressure
  • Ability to rapidly grasp and simplify complex concepts including technical
  • Ability to identify and manage conflicting constraints
  • Comfortable and effective speaking to executive audience
  • Adaptable, resilient, even energized when presented with an unstructured problem or ambiguity
  • Demonstrates alignment with our organization’s shared purpose and corporate values: At Brain we: are customer-driven, prioritize simplicity, stay curious,  commit, are accountable, have a bias to act, and have grit.

Things that make a difference: 

  • Experience in robotics, AI/ML, or computer vision analytics domains
  • Master's degree in an applicable field

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; use of hands to finger and grasp; talk and hear at normal room levels; visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures; push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Employees are exposed to the typical office environment with computers, printers and telephones.

Brain Corp headquarters currently operates Tuesday-Thursday in-office, with Monday & Friday optional-remote. TPMs are expected to exercise leadership judgment for their work location on remote-optional days, in consideration of their program needs.

Salary Range:

The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in San Diego, California is $119,506 to $154,655. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Brain Corp is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

In addition to base pay, our competitive total rewards package consists of:

  • Stock options
  • 401(k) plan with match (no waiting period and immediate vesting)
  • Comprehensive suite of insurance benefits for employees (and their families) to include a variety of medical plan options (including an HSA with employer contribution), dental, vision, life and disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Legal/Identity support plans, pet insurance
  • Access to Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Generous paid time off including flexible vacation, Paid Sick Leave, time off for volunteering in the community, 10 paid company holidays, and a winter company shutdown

Additional Perks include:

  • Daily on-site lunch available in the San Diego office 
  • On-campus gym including pool and tennis courts in the San Diego office
  • Opportunities to connect with colleagues including monthly game nights, hikes, wellness challenges, and community events 
  • Internal continuous learning events 
  • Opportunities to share your own interests and hobbies with the Company

Our Commitment to Inclusion

At Brain, our commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equality is central to building a better world for people. We understand that our mission to enhance the intelligence and usefulness of robots is not just about the technology itself, but about improving the lives of people across the globe. By fostering a diverse workforce, we ensure our technology is intuitive and accessible to everyone, empowering us to meet the unique needs of our global community. This dedication to diversity fuels our innovation, enabling us to create products that our customers truly value and love.

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