Technical Program Manager

Ford Motor Company
February 28, 2024
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Job Description

Job Description & Qualifications

As a Technical Program Manager at Ford Motor Company working in the In-Vehicle Infotainment and Connectivity group, you will have the responsibility of leading and managing complex engineering projects. In this role, you will lead a cross-functional team in the development and maintenance of various Infotainment software features from conception to product launch. You will own delivery of multiple features, define project goals and roadmaps, and drive technical issues to closure.

Our infotainment systems must be equipped to handle the use cases of today and those of tomorrow. Our ambitions reach well beyond existing solutions, and we are in search of innovative individuals to join this team. Ideal candidates will have experience with cross-functional program management, delivering and driving software teams to success, managing complex engineering programs, working in a principled way, and having excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Success in this role requires someone who is centered around product and engineering excellence with a bias for action; thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; successfully partners with a wide group of people at multiple levels of the company; and embodies our practices for diverse teams.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Defines project goals and builds a delivery roadmap across future milestones, including staging technologies; builds strategies that optimizes project resources against priorities.
  • Ensures delivery of features with mid-term to multi-year time horizons, including managing the software development schedule and backlog.
  • Analyzes and converts customer requirements into actionable software specifications for multiple functional teams; identifies opportunities and gaps to improve.
  • Tracks and manages the software development and implementation of the core specifications by working with the software development and quality assurance teams.
  • Evaluates incoming feature requests and identifies future resource needs based on these requests.
  • Ensures implementation of Technical Success Metrics including KPIs.
  • Frames decisions using data and leads the team to a conclusion with action plans.
  • Brings cross functional teams together and collaboratively manages relationships to create holistic, customer centric solutions.
  • Negotiates software feature changes with direct partner teams in order to meet project timing and quality metrics.
  • Identifies dependencies and works with cross functional teams to deliver required features.
  • Drives outstanding technical issues to closure. Anticipates, defines, and develops mitigations for program risks. Leads escalations.
  • Leads status reporting that spans multiple features and time horizons.
  • Proactively helps teams understand the technical implications of design decisions and their impact to feature quality and timing.
  • Runs retrospectives to understand team's strengths and weaknesses and implements process changes to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Computer Science, or related degree.
  • 3+ years of experience in product/technical program management on consumer, mobile, or automotive platforms.
  • 3+ years of professional experience planning, tracking, and managing software development and implementation, and executing software deliveries on a software team.
  • 2+ years of experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team software projects.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in product/technical program management in complex systems.
  • 5+ years of professional experience planning and executing software deliveries in a software team.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and influence effectively at multiple levels, including senior management.
  • Technical experience in developing automotive infotainment system features.
  • Working knowledge of the software development life cycle, specifically as it applies to building a hardware product.
  • Demonstrated success delivering cross functional features and driving results across multiple teams.
  • Demonstrated success building partnerships across a different teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills working with disparate data sources to create a comprehensive view and recommendations.
  • Experience estimating effort and sizing of work for successful delivery of multiple features.
  • Track record of making solid business and engineering tradeoffs to deliver business value.
  • Experience implementing organizational frameworks, standards, and processes.
  • Experience with the technical implementation details of infotainment features within a vehicle.
  • Knowledge of the following technologies: Android, QNX, Linux.
  • As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

    If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    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 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

    childcare 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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    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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    About Us

    At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career and help us define tomorrow's transportation.

    About the Team

    We seek to provide the thought leadership essential to achieving Ford's strategic objectives. We translate insight into action by driving toward robust points of view, timely decisions and responsible allocation of enterprise resources.

    More Information on Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 139 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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