Launch Technical Program Manager at CANVAS Technology

| Greater Boulder Area
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Recently acquired byAmazon Robotics, Canvas Technology is using spatial AI to provide end-to-end autonomous delivery of goods. By using state-of-the-art cameras and other sensors, the system perceives its surroundings with unrivaled vision and fidelity. The system combines a mix of high-performance sensors with simultaneous localization and mapping software that builds and continuously updates maps in real-time, completely automatically. It has the capability to ‘see’ and identify different objects, people, vehicles, and places as it moves and react to moving people and vehicles in an intelligent way.

The Launch Performance Technical Program Manager is a new role at Canvas created specifically to deal with the complexity that accompanies launching new technology across the Amazon network. This role will help gather data, perform tests and optimize our products for the different environments we serve. The role is expected to wear multiple hats – data analyst, project engineer, systems engineer, field technician and customer advocate.

Launch Performance TPM's are the end-to-end system experts in how the Canvas system works. They work directly with Operations teams who use the system to define best practices to maximize output and productivity. They identify gaps in system behavior and use this knowledge to gather data from software and web tools to correctly categorize and describe issues and then drive long-term solutions into the product development roadmap.

A successful candidate is comfortable working under ambiguous circumstances on-site with both Canvas Field Technicians and site Operations teams to troubleshoot and optimize system behavior, settings and hardware configurations. Additionally; this role partners with Hardware and Software developers to define and test new functionality. They have experience with data extraction, manipulation, analysis and visualization and communication.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


· Undergraduate degree in engineering or related technical field
· 2+ years’ experience working in the tech industry and/or some type of operational environment
· Familiarity with databases (SQL), data analysis/statistical tools (Excel, R, Python/Pandas), and scripting language (Bash or Python)
· Experience analyzing and visualizing complex data sets
· Experience with Six Sigma or another process improvement methodology
· Strong written communication skills; ability to communicate complex system dynamics via clear and concise white papers for an executive-level audience
· Experience leading medium-scale projects by defining and tracking project plans with participants from a variety of functional areas (operations, engineering, finance, etc.)
· · Developing software tools and models to aid the operational improvement process, such as KPI monitoring, operational dashboards, web visualizations, and troubleshooting tools
· · Willingness to travel up to 40% domestically and internationally


· Masters degree in engineering or MBA is desirable
· 4+ years’ experience in Fulfillment, Manufacturing, Logistics or Consulting
· Project Management experience
· Experience with web frameworks and technologies (MVC Frameworks, JavaScript, HTML, JSON, RESTful APIs) are preferred
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We're in Flatirons Industrial Park which has tons of businesses, food trucks and with Upslope brewery and Ozo coffee roastery just steps away.

An Insider's view of CANVAS Technology

What's something quirky about your company?

1:5 – dog to people ratio in our Boulder Headquarters
4 – the number of continents our employees hail from
35% of our employees bike to work
8 Average ski outings during winter per employee

Sandra McQueen

VP Marketing

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The type of autonomy that will dominate industry in the decades to come will be of a new kind: adaptive. It will work around its changing environment with ease. It will work seamlessly with people and it will be reconfigurable in minutes. It will do this through the power to see. Visual perception is the harder road, but it will be future proof.

Nima Keivan


What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for bright people with low ego and a talent for communication and collaboration.
We have witnessed world-class PhDs deferring to engineers just out of school because they came up with a great idea. We have given people with less experience enormous responsibility when they showed drive, good sense and the ability to bring people together.

Sandra McQueen

VP Marketing

What is your vision for the company?

We started CANVAS with the belief that autonomous technology would help transport resources more wisely, both human and material. We set out to create a system with excellent perception that could see well enough to find its way through the most complex indoor warehouses and factories, and also navigate outdoor roads and construction sites.

Jonathan McQueen


What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our culture is deeply rooted in learning and continuous improvement. It means that employees are voluntarily enrolling in classes, going to seminars, reading the latest papers on computer vision and machine learning, etc. In addition, we’ll sometimes hear how a developer has spent the weekend building something they were excited about.

Sandra McQueen

VP Marketing

What are CANVAS Technology Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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