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TuSimple Hardware Project Manager - Sensor in Tucson, Arizona

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Hardware Project Manager - Sensor

at TuSimple

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Tucson, AZ

This position is located in either San Diego, CA or Tucson, AZ

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Hardware Project Manager - Sensors

Company Overview

Come join a higher calling and find a deeper purpose!

As a multi-national Artificial Intelligence Technology Company, we are at the epicenter of the Autonomous Vehicle Universe. Our breakthroughs are leading the industry in autonomous trucking.

While inventing the framework of Autonomous Driving, our current fleet of autonomous Trucks are helping communities receive much-needed supplies and medical equipment around the clock. Our people are some of the most talented engineers and contributors who are leaving behind a historic legacy.

TuSimple was founded half a decade ago with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and Artificial Intelligence, TuSimple is working to create the first global commercially viable autonomous truck driving platform!

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced and creative program manager with a technical background and strong leadership skills for our Sensor team. This team is tasked with evaluating and selecting the sensor suite for our on and off vehicle automotive level 4 technology. This is a matrixed leadership role and requires partnership with all leads in the Hardware team as well as with leads elsewhere in the organization. This role also involves responsibility for the management of new engineering initiatives. The Sensor PM will develop project requirements and schedules and driver projects from creation to completion. You will work closely with engineers and managers for different disciplines, identify roadblocks, remove bottlenecks and other project management duties as required.


  • Serves as overall program leadership for our Sensor team, working with with internal and external cross-functional teams

  • Maintains steady leadership throughout aggressive deadlines, changing priorities, and evolving operations, as common to progresive start-up environments

  • Fosters cross-functional team work and promotes collaboration and coordination among stakeholders

  • Anticipates and manages issues & risks effectively. Ensures owners are in place for each item and following up on a regular basis through program closure. Drives escalation and resolution of issues as necessary

  • Develops, maintains and monitors short, medium, and long term plans for the entire program, including scheduling, milestones, resources, and other key performance indicators (KPI)

  • Ensures requirements are documented and institute methods to control “scope creep”

  • Fully documents and tracks resources and other dependencies for the life of the program

  • Documents and track key program performance metrics (performance, quality, reliability, etc.)

  • Provides full transparency of progress v. plan for the entire program, including regular status reporting to senior management

  • Drive and own Project Management activities related to Sensor projects.

  • Lead cross functional efforts to meet project deliverables and stakeholder expectations.

  • Drive necessary meetings to ensure proper communication with all stakeholders.

  • Comfortable with lateral and vertical communication.

  • Create reports and presentations for project updates.

  • Create and keep up-to-date the project schedule and documentation.

  • Support configuration management for the R&D vehicles

  • Work closely with ME, EE, Sensor and Control teams to understand the latest AV System Architecture - Identify and forecast parts needed.

  • Work with Procurement as needed to place part orders and ensure on-time delivery.

  • Work with Quality, Manufacturing, Fleet Operations and Engineering to remove roadblocks and align efforts related to Engineering Integration.


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in an engineering discipline is required.

  • 2 to 5+ years of experience in technical Project Management (automotive industry preferred).

  • Familiarity with Sensors and electronic concepts.

  • Solid understanding of component evaluation process.

  • Familiarity with Jira, Confluence, MS Project / Smartsheets, and/or other PM tools.

  • Familiar with Agile and Systems Engineering methodologies.

  • Exceptional project, budget, resources, risk and time management skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

  • Excellent communication, organization, and coordination skills.

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment, communicate with all levels of an organization including engineering, production, upper management and supply chain personnel.

  • Proven ability to work under hard deadlines in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment

  • Strong planning and execution abilities.

  • Strong logical thinking skills.

  • Be comfortable in a controlled vehicle production environment including entering a semi-truck, wearing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), handling parts, working with background noise, and truck traffic in the garage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic exposure to automotive hardware related to vehicle powertrain (steering, braking, engine), sensors, various electronic modules, wiring harnesses.

  • Exposure to autonomous vehicle software, ADAS, vehicle networks (CAN/Ethernet), electronic module firmware, telematics.

  • Familiar with common vehicle troubleshooting tools (e.g. Vector tools).


  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Bonus/paid vacations/insurance

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Full Kitchen with unlimited snacks and fruits

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance plan

  • Company 401(K) program

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Tusimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

This position is located in either San Diego, CA or Tucson, AZ

Email your resume directly at: