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Senior Autonomy Project Manager

May Mobility

May Mobility

Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think.

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Your opportunity to drive success:

Are you a trained software engineer who over the course of your career realized your talents included managing projects and people? Do you have a passion for advanced technology and problem-solving and love to get to the bottom of tough problems and orient teams to solve them? Do you want to make a difference in a company that is changing mobility?

May Mobility is looking for highly motivated, activated, and energetic technical project managers who can lead teams to solve some of the hardest problems in autonomous driving. Work will include leading teams to deeply analyze and understand problems through data, clarifying fuzzy requirements and prioritizing competing technical tasks, assessing and aggressively mitigating risks, and detail-oriented status tracking. Technical project managers at May coordinate frequently and effectively across all company functions including autonomy, vehicle engineering, software, product, finance, and operations.

This opportunity is a hybrid role, where office work is located at May Mobility HQ in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Occasional travel may be required to operational sites.


  • Work cross-functionally with autonomy, engineering, product, customer operations, finance, and strategy teams to scope, plan and track the project and program management processes primarily in the software development space
  • Help lead autonomy software engineering program management focusing on autonomy features to build tools and processes to identify risks and coordinate on-time and high-quality product delivery
  • Consolidate input from autonomy, engineering, safety, legal, and business teams to produce and distribute project work plans; Requests for Procurement, Statements of Work, Program Plans, and Gantt charts. Must have the ability to lead the software team with ownership of duties, along with follow-up and corrections as needed
  • Understand technical implementation at the software architectural level and propose alternatives when necessary, ask questions that clarify priorities, and look for process efficiencies
  • Be the scrum master for one or more focus areas within autonomy.
  • Proactively remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress, identify gaps in communication or schedule, provide support to teams balancing competing priorities, and drive results
  • Build and maintain relationships with May Mobility’s partners, understand their needs, and drive alignment with May Mobility’s product vision within autonomy
  • Coordinate and drive workshops with partners; build agenda, track progress, and be responsible for outstanding items and next steps. Be a reliable problem solver with critical and creative thinking skills that drive the business forward
  • Provide regular status updates on autonomy software projects and program progress and risks
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively between development and production teams

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Engineering, Computer Science or highly technical degree preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 5+ years of prior experience as a software, data, robotics engineer or other highly technical AI or robotics-driven areas
  • A minimum of 7+ years of technical project management experience including team management, project planning, status updating, and risk management. Ideally, this experience is at least partially in fast pace research and development software-based projects.
  • A high level of initiative and activation. Must be able to enthusiastically take on
  • challenges, including those peripheral to core responsibilities when needed for project and company success.
  • Ability to clarify and document fuzzy requirements and challenges such that a software team can efficiently and effectively solve problems.
  • An ability to clearly and concisely communicate technical concepts including root cause analysis, technical challenges, and their solutions, and results backed by data.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical people and teams.
  • Excellent Understanding of software development life cycles, data infrastructure/pipeline, AI product development, integration processes, and test/validation complexity, emphasizing SDLC
  • Past experience in autonomy systems ideal
  • Understanding of startup's fast cycle and vision to balance the long-term goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working-level knowledge of the autonomous vehicle industry
  • 10+ years of Project / Program management experience
  • Start-up experience

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive healthcare suite including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans. Domestic partners who have been residing together at least one year are also eligible to participate!
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Healthcare and Dependent Care Accounts available.
  • Rich retirement benefits, including an immediately vested employer safe harbor match.
  • Generous paid parental leave with immediate eligibility as well as a phased return to work.
  • Flexible vacation policy in addition to 15 paid company holidays.
  • Competitive salary and equity program as well as a bonus program.
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks for onsite employees
  • Employee Work Perk Stipends for hybrid and remote employees
  • Total Wellness Program providing numerous resources for overall wellbeing
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis. Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.