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Technical Program Manager II

Mountain View, CA (Hybrid)


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$95 to $100/hr

Start Date:


Our tech client is working on an autonomous driving technology with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. They are mission-driven and believe deeply in the opportunity of autonomous driving technology to improve mobility and make people’s lives better. They are looking for kind, committed, employees who have integrity, dream big, work together as one team and create a sense of belonging for one another that is the foundation of our culture. We want each team member to feel welcomed and included in every step of our exciting journey.

Overall Responsibilities:

As a Program Manager for the Sensing & Perception Systems Engineering (SPSE) team, you’ll be responsible for program managing all aspects of the team’s work on autonomous driving vehicles. Working with SPSE and partner teams of hardware, and software engineers you’ll be charged with developing and managing program timelines, outlining and mitigating project risks, and driving progress throughout the project lifecycles.

You should be comfortable working independently to drive tasks forward but also collaborate w/ stakeholders across orgs.  

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with hardware & software engineers, product managers, safety teams and other cross-functional teams to drive system requirements, safety assessments, and roll out new software features and manage technical dependencies
  • Exercise technical and product judgment to scope projects, manage schedules, and resolve project issues. This will include setting up the team’s projects and tasks in an appropriate software tool such as Smartsheets or Asana. 
  • Report on program update to a complex web of executive stakeholders and define processes for speeding up feature development without sacrificing quality

Mandatory Skills/Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 5 years experience managing complex projects interfacing with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, organizational, and analytical skills and experience in managing multiple projects at once.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills; can communicate clearly and effectively with diverse stakeholders. 
  • Expert level knowledge of program management tools such as Smartsheets, Asana, or equivalent with the ability to set up team projects in the tool and teach others how to use it

Non-Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • Capability to think strategically, balancing a broad range of internal and external factors when identifying problems, proposing solutions, and making decisions.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $95 to $100 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.
Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands.

Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium. More information on our awesome benefits
Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.

Client Description

A giant in the Tech Industry, this company’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. This company is committed to continuing to make diversity, equity, and inclusion part of everything they do—from how they build their products to how they build their workforce. Consistently named one of Forbes top employers, this company works hard to attract, retain and progress the best Talent.

A career here gives you the opportunity to be part of something bigger:

  • Expanding Opportunity – Providing people with information, tools and services to help them build knowledge, fuel curiosity, and unlock opportunity.

  • Protecting Users – Keeping billions of people safer online.

  • Including all Voices – Building a world where progress, equitable outcomes, diversity, and inclusion can be realities both inside and outside our workplace.

  • Responding to Crisis – Helping those affected by crisis through products, people and partners.

  • Advancing Sustainability – Unifying practices, partnerships, and products around a single mission — to foster sustainability at scale.

Are you ready to join the journey?

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Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.