Engineering Program Manager at AMP Robotics

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AMP Robotics is a rapidly growing startup on a mission to revolutionize the way we recycle. Positioned at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and recycling, our solution matches deep learning and computer vision with robots that rapidly sort materials inside recycling facilities. We intend to transform the industry and have already deployed robots across the United States to dramatically reduce costs and increase efficiency of recycling operations.

Our dedicated and innovative team is located in Louisville, Colorado , with views of Boulder’s flatirons and the Rocky Mountains inspiring us to work toward our mission every single day. With backing from top tier investors including Sequoia and recognition as a “Rising Star Company of the Year” in the 2020 Global Cleantech 100, we’re gaining momentum and looking for exceptional talent to support our journey. Find out more at www.amprobotics.com.

AMP Robotics is hiring an Engineering Program Manager (EPM) who will lead our technical program operations as we enter a new phase of growth. Our EPM will work with leaders to understand our strategy and define a roadmap that will inspire, align and mobilize our technical and business teams to achieve ambitious goals. Bringing an analytical and collaborative mindset, the EPM will demonstrate a commitment to our mission and a passion for problem solving while making an impact on critical business initiatives. 

As our Engineering Program Manager, you will work to:

  • Lead planning and delivery for technical projects by aligning cross-functional teams around key deliverables, OKRs and timelines
  • Collaborate with business leaders to pinpoint, prioritize and refine requirements and release schedules in a dynamic, high-growth environment
  • Identify, vet and direct all resources required to execute successful projects
  • Support and enhance existing products with thoughtful and measurable impact
  • Lead internal and external communication around progress toward roadmap, risks and contingencies taking timely and effective action to address issues or delays that arise
  • Understand technical issues and drive them to closure by bringing together key partners for decision-making
  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset and willingness to iterate and learn based on feedback, outcomes and new goals  

Your background and experience will likely include:

  • At least 5 years of technical program management experience; Bachelor or Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline a plus
  • Experience collaborating with internal hardware and software teams and an understanding of product development and manufacturing processes
  • Time spent in a dynamic environment partnering with teams to move through changes and uncertainty while demonstrating flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness
  • Experience managing multiple diverse technical toward successful completion while working with cross-functional teams and external partners
  • Ability to effectively communicate, influence and direct team members at all levels of the organization
  • A natural preference for structure, accountability and organization paired with a track record of high impact on the projects you’ve led

We recognize that there is more to work than the day-to-day responsibilities. In addition to a collaborative, high-performing team environment, we’re pleased to offer competitive base salaries; medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off and sick time; flexible work hours; and the opportunity to quickly accelerate your learning and growth.

AMP Robotics values inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • ROSFrameworks
    • Kubernetes Frameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • InfluxDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

Nestled in the heart of a thriving tech park - complete with brewery and climbing gym! - and adjacent to the quaint downtown of Louisville, Colorado.

An Insider's view of AMP Robotics

What are some social events your company does?

Bringing our team together during Covid has been so easy because everyone genuinely cares about staying connected. We've hosted a socially-distanced trivia night in our parking lot with a drive-in sized projector screen, and have even run a few of our own cooking shows where people followed along from home and learned a recipe through video.

Russ

Office and Human Resources Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Supporting remote systems in unforgiving environments across the world is hard work. It requires foresight from the initial stages of a project and a tight, honest feedback loop. I'm proud to be in a group focused on creative and proactive service solutions for our customers to increase the profitability of recycling. It's exciting work!

Chase

Robotics Operations Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've always wanted to contribute to something sustainable that I believed in and could be proud of. Working at AMP is a dream not only because I can see the immediate impact of my contribution but because it is a group of hard working, passionate, and lively people I love working with.

Siena

Quality Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Innovation can come from any level. I try to provide the 30,000 ft view of the problem to solve and why it is important to the company's direction and success. I find this enables team members to look beyond the next steps and start to craft creative holistic solutions pairing perspectives to achieve innovative and creative solutions.

Mark

VP of Product

What makes someone successful on your team?

Recognize you have a lot to offer, yet also a lot to potentially learn—and be open to how and from who you learn, as well as how and who you can teach. Leading with respect for everyone’s different perspectives opens up so many ways we can unify them for the benefit of ourselves, our teams, and the customers we serve.

Maria

Production Team Lead

What are AMP Robotics Perks + Benefits

AMP Robotics Benefits Overview

AMP Robotics is an exciting place to work, and we have fun at the intersection of recycling, robotics, and artificial intelligence! The company offers employees benefits such as 401k, healthcare insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short term disability coverage, and long term disability coverage. Many of these benefits extend to dependents as well.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
AMP offers two floating holidays that our team can use at their discretion throughout the year. Election Day is also a paid company holiday.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes board games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Parking
Pet Friendly
AMP welcomes well-behaved pets.
Recreational Clubs
AMP has a number of active social clubs, with outlets for those who like board games, gardening, fly fishing, hiking/climbing 14ers, and many more! We've hosted two virtual cooking demos this year.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns

Additional Perks + Benefits

Other stuff we do at AMP:

We recently introduced Zestful, an employee recognition tool. Our team members recognize each other for excellent work through Zestful, tying peer-to-peer recognitions to our core values. Team members accrue points in Zestful that can be used for rewards like HeadSpace subscriptions, meal kit deliveries, books, and even limited-run swag!

We leverage our engagement survey results at AMP. Gathering info from everyone on the team about what they want goes a long way so we can then execute on initiatives to continue to grow AMP in all the best ways.

And we have some pretty awesome weekly all hands meetings!

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