Technical Program Manager – Hardware NPI

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Cavnue’s mission is to unlock autonomous mobility and save lives, time, and money. We do this by building the roads of the future.

We build products that delight our users whether it is giving drivers time back on the roads, giving transit users more accessible and higher quality transportation, or enabling more efficient movement of goods. We are developing and integrating technologies that will power the world’s most technologically advanced roads. We are building the future. Come join us.

In this role, you will lead Cavnue’s hardware New Product Introduction (NPI) programs from early prototype through manufacturing and launch, ensuring quality and schedule compliance in all phases of the program. You will work with a world-class team of engineers, operations, and business leaders to help deliver on Cavnue’s mission. If you are a hands-on technical program manager with experience building hardware and launching products, we would love to talk to you!


  • Manage day-to-day and lead coordination of hardware NPI programs 
  • Own NPI manufacturing activities and metrics: end-to-end management of manufacturing builds, production targets, resource planning and allocation
  • Align teams across the product and technology organization around design trade-offs, requirements, test, release, and validation plans for successful on-time launches
  • Develop strong collaborations with internal and external stakeholders as we ramp up production
  • Proactively identify and implement new processes and systems for manufacturing engineering, quality, and operations
  • Manage manufacturing partners selection and operations


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent practical experience
  • 10 years of combined experience in program management, NPI manufacturing, hardware development
  • Experience launching hardware products
  • Self-motivated, creative, and proactive to drive tight schedules and work in fast-paced environments
  • Be hands-on and wear multiple hats during R&D and prototype phases
  • Proficiency with project management tools, software, and best practices. Detailed knowledge of product development lifecycle
  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills. Strong focus on execution
  • Data driven and analytical approach to solving problems and creating successful plans
  • Experience with optical sensors R&D and manufacturing processes
  • Experience managing contract manufacturers and suppliers
  • Ability to drive cross-functional teams and technical discussions/design reviews
  • Experience interfacing with Operations, ME/EE Design, Supply Chain, CMs and OEM partners
  • Early-stage start-up experience is a plus

We are building an incredible team of employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that great work can occur anywhere and are open to considering candidates who meet our needs who reside outside our geographic footprint. We also value the impact that can result from co-located teams and some roles may require regular presence in one of our offices. 


Cavnue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Cavnue are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.