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Technical Project Manager, Software

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company that specializes in the development of self-driving technology. Our AI tech represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots - it enables machines to perceive, learn, and navigate complex environments, while avoiding people and obstacles. We partner with commercial equipment manufacturers, and global consumer electronics brands, to transform their products into self-driving robots.

We are seeking a passionate, experienced full-time Project Manager to join our Engineering and AI team. The ideal candidate will have a technical background and a proven track record of running highly complex projects. To be successful, you will need to seamlessly blend various project management methodologies, processes, and tools between multiple teams to achieve a common goal. This is a high visibility role and needs a dynamic individual to drive progress on major company initiatives.

As a Project Manager, you will be a member of the Brain Corporation Software Platform team, reporting to the VP of Engineering & AI. You will offer administrative and project management assistance help to ensure a smooth flow of activities through the department. The Project Manager must ensure project workflows are on track to meet deadlines, communicate status updates, and any project challenges. You are process friendly, detail oriented, a good communicator, and quality driven. You enjoy a fast-paced work environment, have the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and are comfortable working within tight deadlines for a high volume of projects.

Task & Responsibilities

  • Cross-functional leader, coordinating local project tasks, deliverables, and activities with one or multiple teams
  • Develop, maintain, and track project schedules, requirements, and other KPIs to ensure the project is completed on time, on spec, and on quality
  • Responsible for developing, aligning, and meeting expectations of the overall project, troubleshooting issues early in the process, mitigate risks, facilitate resolution, and recovery
  • Ensure timely and effective communication with internal partners, act as primary POC for external development partners
  • Proactively identify potential issues and help develop mitigation options
  • Coordinate activities with the technical SW and HW teams and track progress
  • Understand the big picture and ensure detail tasks are aligned

What you need

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for key stakeholders and C-level
  • BS or BA in Business or in a STEM field
  • 5+ years Software development project/program leadership at a professional level
  • Proven success leading the development and deployment of cloud-based SW systems and associated user portals, APIs, user/integration documentation and support of integration with external development partners
  • Understanding of end-to-end software project delivery
  • Both Phase-Gate and Agile process experience

Things that make a difference

  • MBA or MS in STEM field
  • Natural peer and team leadership skills
  • Calm under pressure, ability to identify and eloquently manage conflicting constraints
  • Desire to work in a highly visible and critical role to solve challenging problems
  • Solid attention to detail and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and provide quick turnaround in a rapid growth/rapid change environment

This position is located in our San Diego Headquarters and reports to the VP of Engineering & AI. International Travel is estimated to be 10% time.

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