Staff Technical Program Manager
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Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!
Ford's Model E team is charged with delivering the company's vision of a fully electric transportation future. Model e is customer-obsessed, entrepreneurial, and data-driven and is dedicated to delivering industry- leading customer experience for electric vehicle buyers and owners. You'll join an agile team of doers pioneering our EV future by working collaboratively, staying focused on only what matters, and delivering excellence day in and day out. Join us to make positive change by helping build a better world where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.
In this position
Ford Model e is poised to lead the electric vehicle market through innovative vehicles and software services that power them. We are building a world-class software and cloud service engineering team and are excited to grow our Technical Program Management capability.
What you'll do
Success as a Technical Program Manager in our Connected Vehicle Software division requires someone who is centered around product and engineering excellence with a bias for action. You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; successfully partnering with a wide group of disciplines across the company.
You will own cross-team initiatives, identify best practices and bring your industry experience to bear on a company-wide scale.
You will engage with complex engineering programs, demonstrating leadership and a strong command of the tools and process required to achieve the teams' goals.
You will lead programs in a principled way, and by example when the opportunities arise. You will have consummate communications skills, keeping up- and down-stream dependencies well aligned, and all stakeholders well- informed.
You're as comfortable writing clear and concise content for leadership as you are leading a system design meeting.
Ideal candidates will have experienced multiple product cycles involving software and services, including up-and down-stream dependencies.
For this role, experience building a customer data platform and aligning teams on experiences and solutions that center around the customer is highly desirable.
How you'll do it
Partner with key stakeholders to define, scope, prioritize and deliver major strategic initiatives, including ones that center around the customer, rather than the vehicle, which span multiple teams and multiple organizations across Ford.• Understand the various customer roles, their specific needs and pain points.• Understand the needs of stakeholders across the company and influence as appropriate to achieve alignment on the prioritized initiatives.• Lead the defining and tracking of success criteria and performance metrics, including Objectives and Key Results OKRs.• Implement and execute roadmaps, schedules, project plans, and resourcing plans to enable Ford to meet customer commitments across all customer constituencies.• Lead team members on modern, world-class, software development practices including CICD and immaculate execution of a technical plan (including management of milestone progress, dependency tracking, issue triage, backlog management and daily scrum leveraging DevOps tools like Jira or ADO).• Author extremely clear functional specifications, soliciting input and feedback from stakeholders while achieving buy-in and commitment.• Personally own the relationships with other divisions at Ford, ensuring dependencies are met and quality of deliverables is high.• Embody the voice of the customer, guiding your team to be data- driving in its decision-making.• Stakeholders will be heard inclusively, and requirements will be exhaustive• Priorities will be set based upon aligned principles• Direction will be set quickly and decisively
• Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar related technical field.• 6+ years working experience in product or feature development on hardware, software, and/or services• 3+ years working in a technical capacity or working closely with an engineering team
Even better, you may have
• Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar related technical field.• 8+ years working experience in product or feature development on hardware, software, and/or services• 5+ years working in a technical capacity or working closely with an engineering team• Familiarity with modern DevOps tools (ie: JIRA, ADO, etc.)• Familiarity with modern software development practices (continuous integration / continuous deployment)• Experience leading cross-functional teams across multiple disciplines (engineering, product, design, QA, etc.) on high complexity projects throughout the entire product lifecycle
You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!
As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:
• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
• Tuition assistance
• Established and active employee resource groups
• Paid time off for individual and team community service
• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
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