Technical Program Manager

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

IT, Operations
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Technical Program Manager

Job Locations US-CA-San Carlos
Powertrain & Electronics, Engineering
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of delivering an affordable, emission-free aerial ride service to the world. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate technical program manager to lead and support projects and initiatives for powertrain, electronics, actuation teams. This role is pivotal in orchestrating the program activities from concept phase through New Product Introduction cycles. You will be immersed in engineering environment, interfacing directly with design, manufacturing, system, test, company operation to lead scope definition, risk identification, mitigation strategy, so to ensure schedule and objectives are met and exceeded. The position will be in our San Carlos or Santa Cruz locations. This role will operate in a fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding environment where you will be expected to operate with a high degree of autonomy while contributing to the development of processes and tools that improve organization's productivity and efficiency.


  • Lead cross functional teams on project scope definition, development planning, project execution towards aircraft type certification and manufacturing introduction.
  • Drive collaborative problem solving through development process as well as new product introduction into manufacturing.
  • Own integrated project team's schedule towards conformity as well as qualification; establish basis of estimation, be able to identifiy critical path, constraints, determine effect of changes to schedule, identify creative ways to recover, and recommend work-around to problem areas.
  • Drive prioritization across shared resources and programs, be able to use if-analysis effectively to assess and support company-level decision making.
  • Manage changes, that includes but not limited to: requirements, design, manufacturing process, operation, test etc; assess change impact, evaluate and handle approval process with the program, ensure clear communication from team to company level.
  • Champion the culture of open communication, continuous improvement across teams; lead and collaborate with stakeholders to turn lessons learned or risk identified into clear, logical problem statements, then drive solutions and improvement plans to the team and the company at large. Yes, you will be able to optimize efficiency and develop initiative leadership.
  • Leverage your past experiences to understand requirements, technical risk as well as validation strategy; provide valuable insights and mentorship in the development and execution of the project; ensure design reviews, assessment from DFx, system safety, and other processes are effectively conducted.


  • Bachelor's in engineering or relevant field.
  • 3+ years of experience in an engineering environment with responsibility for project development, scope definition, change evaluation, or new product introduction.
  • Expertise in project management tools such as Microsoft Project, OmniPlan, SmartSheet, Confluence, and JIRA.
  • Proficiency in common workplace software: Word, spreadsheet, presentation software, etc.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Demonstrated experience in the simultaneous management of multiple high-paced engineering projects.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.


  • Experience with aerospace or electrical vehicle projects.

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $111,300-$186,900/year. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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