Staff Technical Program Manager

Agility Robotics

Agility Robotics

IT, Sales & Business Development, Operations
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Agility Robotics is a pioneer. Our robot, Digit, is the first to be sold into workplaces across the globe. Our team is differentiated by its expertise in imagining, engineering, and delivering robots with advanced mobility, dexterity, intelligence, and efficiency -- robots specifically designed to work alongside people, in spaces built for people. Every day, we break through engineering challenges and invent new solutions and capabilities that will one day make robots commonplace and approachable. This work is our passion and our responsibility: our mission is to make businesses more productive and people’s lives more fulfilling.

About the Role

Agility Robotics is looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager with experience in building and launching V1 Products.. The role will interface with a cross-functional engineering and program team to develop robot hardware paired with software for integration into the overall system. You will tackle challenging, novel situations every day and given the size of this initiative, you’ll have the opportunity to work with multiple technical teams. You should be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity that’s higher than most projects and relish the idea of solving problems that haven’t been solved at scale before! Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment. We’ll need to tackle problems that span a variety of domains: software, hardware, networks, RF, embedded, real-time and distributed systems as well as industrial automation. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact.

About the work

This position requires a program management background and direct experience developing relevant systems. You will create and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but will also roll up your sleeves and contribute directly. A Senior TPM anticipates bottlenecks, uses great judgment to make trade-offs, and balances the business needs with technical constraints. Your ability to understand the big picture of the project design and anticipate and plan dependencies is crucial. Your ability to take large, complex projects, break them into manageable pieces, and deliver timely results is invaluable. You will work with a team of experts and drive the team to successfully accomplish the following activities:

  • Drive complex cross-functional engineering trades to optimize performance, mass, cost, and reliability of high performance products/systems.
  • Coordinate the work with cross functional teams developing other systems as well as assembly, integration and tests.
  • Develop and manage technical requirements and interfaces that tie to system level requirements.
  • Identify and manage the conduct of trade studies and analyses necessary to understanding performance and other aspects of the design.
  • Manage the development of complex hardware and software development.
  • Optimize the velocity of engineering development through the design and application of mechanisms.
  • Work with multi-functional teams to drive scope and design changes by balancing short-term improvements and long-term solutions
  • Create, foster and maintain effective working relationships with multi-organizational and multi-functional groups: including systems, hardware, software engineering teams and external partners
  • Continual mentoring, coaching and development of Sponsors, stakeholders, team members, business analysts and others throughout the project experience.
  • Continuous improvement and utilization of project reporting KPIs, OKRs and milestones.

About You:

This position requires strong interpersonal skills essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business.

  • 10+ years of direct hands on experience working in a cross functional Technical Program Management role implementing complex integrated hardware/software products in the automotive, robotics, consumer electronics, or aerospace industries
  • 6+ years of direct hands-on experience as a systems, hardware and/or software engineer working with complex and integrated hardware and software systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience. Advanced Degree preferred.
  • Strong hardware and software process development and implementation experience - including experience with both waterfall and Agile environments and how to bridge between waterfall and Agile
  • Experience developing or working on an end-to-end robotics or automotive system
  • Demonstrated proficiency in metrics, working through data sets, project forecasting, and scheduling.
  • Understanding of project financial and operational impacts.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant engineering environments, terminology, practices, language, and products, and possessing enough knowledge in robotics or similar development from concept through to commercialization. Manufacturing experience is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated ability and proven track in prioritizing and managing concurrent projects and project tracks of work.
  • Utilizes in daily practice process improvement skills throughout all efforts and projects, with timely project completions.
  • Working understanding of how to identify and project manage through complex regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a passion for excellence, and an emphasis on the need to work in sometimes fast paced environments.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • 100% Company Paid Disability, Life, Health, Dental & Vision Insurance (for AR employees)
  • Employer Matched Retirement Plan
  • Five Weeks of Paid Time Off Annually
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Relocation Assistance (for certain roles)
  • Stock Options (for certain roles)
  • A culture that encourages flexible work schedules
  • A culture that embraces individuality and authenticity

Agility Robotics is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, it is the policy of Agility Robotics to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Agility Robotics prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

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