Technical Engineering Lead

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Date Posted: 11-30-2016
We are seeking a senior engineering professional to lead system integration efforts. Our Technical Lead will coordinate and deliver major business-critical programs, working cross-functionally across the company to translate business needs to actual deliverables. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assemble your cross-functional program leadership team; clarify roles & responsibilities, build trusted relationships with team members and all relevant stakeholders
  • Guide team through refining requirements and setting program scope
  • Working closely with company leaders and our Technical Program Managers, create and own master program milestones, cross-team integration points, overall schedule & execution plan; mentor and assist other program participants in creating plans for their respective areas
  • Capture and track inter-team dependencies & hand-offs; monitor & help resolve issues
  • Define program metrics & KPIs, set up mechanisms to track/report
  • Communicate progress effectively across program team
  • Proactively resolve issues and drive course corrections as needed - be directly involved in helping teams foresee and overcome barriers or blockers
 
Competencies
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or related field; or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years of experience in a technical leadership role, with a systems integration focus
  • Client management skills providing technical project updates and managing expectation
  • Deep & broad S/W and H/W development methodology knowledge, experience selecting and applying the best methodologies & tools to large-scale development environments (JIRA, Github, etc)
  • Top-notch communications and presentation skills, from the team to executive level
  • Proven ability to calmly and confidently bring clarity, order and organization to complex undertakings; ability to understand complex technical systems
  • Interest and willingness to mentor more junior staff members, identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to adapt quickly and operate under ambiguity

    Perks of Being a Torc’r
  • You will work with a passionate team of experienced self-driving engineers leading projects that integrate Torc autonomy software and shape the future of transportation.
  • You will have the opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications
  • A healthy work-life balance with flexible work hours and generous paid vacation
  • Collaborative, energetic, and team-focused work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Annual Learning and Development stipend
  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
  • Easy Commute, little traffic
  • Close proximity to Virginia Tech
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