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Robotics Program Manager

Polymath Robotics

Polymath Robotics

San Francisco, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
About Us: Polymath Robotics is at the forefront of developing general autonomy software for off-highway vehicles, including tractors, bulldozers, and military vehicles. Our cutting-edge technology transforms these machines into self-driving vehicles, enhancing efficiency and safety in various industries. We’re on more robots than we have people on the team, are well funded, and expect to be profitable soon.

We are looking for a highly skilled Robotics Program Manager to join our team and oversee the successful execution of our complex projects and customer integrations.

Job Summary: The Robotics Program Manager will be responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of projects, ensuring timely and successful integrations of our autonomy software into various off-highway vehicles. This role requires a blend of technical acumen, project management expertise, and exceptional communication skills to coordinate with multiple stakeholders and navigate the complexities of our integrations, which typically span from 3 to 18 months.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage multiple robotics projects from inception to completion, ensuring all deliverables are met on time and within budget.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for customers, understanding their needs, setting expectations, and providing regular updates on project progress.
  • Coordinate with internal teams, including engineering, product development, and sales, to align on project goals and milestones.
  • Utilize project management tools like Asana to track progress, manage timelines, and ensure accountability across all projects.
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop mitigation strategies to address potential challenges and roadblocks.
  • Provide technical oversight and guidance, ensuring that customer requests are feasible and align with our product capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including plans, schedules, and status reports.
  • Foster strong relationships with customers and stakeholders, ensuring high levels of satisfaction and successful project outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in program or project management, preferably in robotics, automation, or a related industry.
  • Strong technical background with the ability to understand and communicate complex technical concepts.
  • Proficiency in project management tools such as Asana, Jira, or similar.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Problem-solving mindset with a proactive approach to addressing challenges.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology in the robotics and automation industry.
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Career growth and development opportunities.

Why Join Polymath Robotics?

  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside fantastic team members on collaborative projects
  • Hybrid Workplace: Enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work model, with engineering based in our SF Mission office three days a week, giving a good balance of maker time and synchronization time.
  • Open Source Advocacy: We strongly support open-source robotics efforts, allowing your work to be shareable and publishable whenever possible.
  • Humor & Passion: We might occasionally be a bunch of rosbags, but our passion and humor drive us to accelerate the realization of autonomous vehicles in the industry.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience. OpenAI wrote this JD, so if you don’t at least have a cover letter blurb you won’t stand out.

Polymath Robotics is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We don’t look for a “cultural fit”, we look for people who add to the culture.