Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. is hiring a

Senior Technical Program Manager, Automated Mapping Platform

Chuo City, Japan
Full-Time
THE COMPANY
Woven Planet Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, was founded in March 2018 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation with the original company name "Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc (TRI-AD)". for the purpose of creating innovative technology and advanced safety systems that will enable Toyota’s vision, “Mobility for All.”

Effective January 2021, it expanded and improved its operations into a holding company, two operating companies and the investment fund.

The holding company is Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. (Woven Planet), the two operating companies under it will be Woven Core, Inc. (Woven Core) which will develop, implement and scale automated driving technologies at its core, and Woven Alpha, Inc. (Woven Alpha), which will explore new business opportunities and incubate innovative projects that go beyond today’s Toyota, such as Woven City, Arene, Automated Mapping Platform, and the investment fund, Woven Capital, L.P. (Woven Capital).

At Woven Planet, we’re on a mission to design a happier planet through secure, connected mobility solutions. Founded in 2021, Woven Planet’s vision is “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live”. Under this shared goal, our three companies Woven Core, Woven Alpha and Woven Capital are transforming how people live, work, and play through new innovations and investment in autonomous vehicles, smart cities, robotics, and more.

For more information about Woven Planet, please visit: https://www.woven-planet.global/

THE PLATFORM & THE TEAM
Automated Mapping Platform ("AMP") is a developer platform that offers all the building blocks for a highly accurate and realistic representation of Earth's insights. These insights are available as services and features within those services to create, develop, and distribute high definition ("HD") maps and many other AD/ADAS and Smart City solutions.

Using AMP, developers targeting Smart Mobility and Smart Cities solutions can leverage the freshly extracted features and intelligence from multiple sources. Various AI & ML enabled tools and modules allow to build solutions either on AMP platform using robust pipeline infrastructure or integrating into customer's pipeline through APIs and SDKs.

AMP's unique data acquisition approaches using satellite, exclusive partnership, and probe data from Toyota vehicles ensure affordability, global coverage, and freshness of high-quality data. AMP has multiple toolsets to help customers fuse their dataset and Machine Learning models with AMP's purpose-built models. Ultimately, AMP brings the best of cloud computing with machine learning development to spatial intelligence.
AMP is built using a decentralized model that brings cloud computing and open-source concepts to creating, developing, and distributing HD maps. Like cloud computing, customers can consume shared HD maps built on shared computing and storage resources rather than using a typical map provider that creates, produces, and updates maps using proprietary hardware and software. We call this Open map computing.

Your colleagues will be from Customer Success (a.k.a sales/pre-sales), Product Management, Engineering (range of technology), and Quality Assurance. The AMP is a diverse team with multiple nationalities located across the globe, primarily Japan, India, and the US. We pride ourselves on diversity. We honor and respect the difference each AMP member brings. Once agreed, we wholeheartedly commit.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The core of the role is to combine software and systems engineering with building and running a large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant, multi-side platform. Developers are our primary users', first-class citizens. As a Technical Program Manager at AMP, you’ll use your technical expertise to lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects from start to finish. You’ll work with stakeholders to plan requirements, identify risks, manage project schedules, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company. You're equally comfortable explaining your team's analyses and recommendations to executives as you are discussing the technical tradeoffs in product development with engineers.

By applying to this position your application is automatically considered for all the teams within AMP Programs. Functions include but are not limited to: Map perception tools, Data Ingestion, Platform and Data Analytics, Portal and Developer Tools, New Product Introduction, Product Operations, Cloud and Capacity Planning and Data Center.

You'll have the opportunity to manage the complex challenges of scale, which are unique to GeoSpatial data, mapping, and autonomous vehicles. Some of these challenges are unknown, and you have to rely on your expertise in coding, algorithms, complexity analysis, and large-scale system design to find solutions to unfamiliar problems.
・Provide software development and project management, cross-functional coordination, and inter/intra team communications to deliver outstanding program outcomes.
・Work closely with Software Engineers, Data Engineers, Quality Analysts, Product Managers and other engineering teams to get high-quality products and features through the software project lifecycle (build, test and release on time).
・Manage project schedules, identify possible issues, and clearly communicate them to project stakeholders.
・Take responsibility for release schedules and milestones, keeping up a high velocity in a fast-paced environment.
・Lead several technical programs for the AMP , setting priorities for products and engineering, leading cross-functional teams to take products to market, ensuring success metrics that inform future efforts, and quickly fine tuning the program as needed.
・Foster a customer centric culture while enabling the fast flow of feature and service updates whether we are building clients, backend services, libraries, data pipelines, or machine learning models, 
・Manage budgets and internal recharge models. Bring cost optimization and proficient consumption models of cloud resources. Drive accountability of costs within teams and help them understand how investments contribute to customer outcomes.
・Support 24x7 operational support teams through a balanced on-call rota across continents. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with Technical Program Management on cross-functional projects.
  • Experience in Agile Software Development.
  • Experience in a technical role.

WHO YOU ARE

  • You have 7+ years experience in cross-functional environments such as engineering, product, design, data science and research
  • You’re excellent at influencing, building trust and credibility, and you encourage and empower cross-functional teams at all levels to achieve goals without having formal authority
  • Proven experience representing and running large, cross-functional software projects, and can easily communicate strategies, goals, and progress status
  • You have a flexible approach and are continuously looking for ways to improve how you collaborate
  • You’re comfortable balancing multiple concurrent initiatives in an agile, fast paced, and international environment
  • You are able to thrive in ambiguity
  • You have extensive experience with technology-intense programs and a particular understanding of the technology behind production and consumption of data and how that impacts the business
  • You’re passionate about customer service and have passion for customer success. 
  • You have experience in a platform or B2B organization

If you are currently located outside of Japan, don't worry, we'll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.

By submitting your application you agree to the following terms:

[OUR COMMITMENT]
・We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
・We pledge that any information we receive from candidates will be used ONLY for the purpose of hiring assessment.

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