Operations Manager

Argo AI

San Diego, CA

Full time

Dec 15

Who we are:

Argo AI is in the business of building self-driving technology you can trust. With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world’s largest automakers, we’re building self-driving technology that is engineered to scale globally and transform mobility for millions. 

Talented individuals join our team because they share our purpose to make it safe, easy, and enjoyable for everyone to get around cities. We aspire to impact key industries that move people and goods, from ride-hailing to deliveries.

Meet the team:

Argo’s Fleet Operations team is where the rubber meets the road in public road testing of autonomous vehicles. Specifically, Road Testing is responsible for the safe, compliant, effective, and efficient execution of all mission types to be executed on public roads. From daily software release evaluations to demonstrations, to mapping and on to specialized vehicle test requests only able to be performed on public roads. We do this as the business needs require, where and when is most strategic to realizing our mission: building self-driving technology you can trust. We test in our engineering and development cities of Pittsburgh, Dearborn, and Palo Alto as well as our cities with launch product intent - Miami, D.C., and Austin.

What you’ll do: 

  • The San Diego Operations Manager will be instrumental in ensuring Argo San Diego Fleet Operations are running effectively and coincide with all Argo AI Vehicle Operations locations
  • The Operations Manager will manage a large fleet operations team responsible for executing the test and road operations program of our autonomous system research efforts
  • Act as a main point of contact to highlight system and vehicle performance with our software and hardware engineering teams and service technicians to improve our autonomous system
  • Cultivate and maintain a healthy, diverse work culture and the environment with a strong focus on safety by administering daily briefings, performing continuing education classes, administering performance reviews, and leading by example
  • Will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to shape the department efforts
  • Create, manage, and track aggressive department objectives to challenge the team and drive key results supporting the organization’s mission
  • Facilitate data management process including fleet and test operations log ingest, triage analysis, and new release software pushes
  • Communicates the needs of the department at the leadership level to illustrate areas of need and accomplishment

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in any field of study
  • Prior management experience
  • Detail-oriented/good organizational skills
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team

Nice to haves:

  • Master’s degree in business administration or similar field
  • Autonomous Vehicle Operations and Support experience or similar industry/field experience

What we offer you:

  • High-quality individual and family medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting
  • Employer-paid group term life insurance and the option to elect voluntary life insurance 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Paid medical leave
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Complimentary daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Discounted programs that include legal services, identity theft protection, pet insurance, and more
  • Company and team bonding outlets: employee resource groups, quarterly team activity stipend, and wellness initiatives

Our Background:

Argo AI was founded in late 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,000-person strong company with strategic partnerships with two of the world’s leading automakers: Ford and Volkswagen. Our self-driving system is the first with commercial deployment plans for Europe and the U.S., and thanks to an ability to tap into both automakers’ global reach, our technology platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any self-driving technology to date.

At Argo AI, we believe that embracing differences delivers superior results. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive environment for all employees.

To ensure the health and well being of our teammates and partners, Argo is working toward a policy that requires those working on site to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The amount of on-site work required for each role will vary based on the essential functions of the position and designations made by team leaders. Whenever possible, we try to consider special circumstances and provide flexibility for some remote work.

This role is designated as one that requires frequent on-site work. Candidates should expect to come into the workplace 5 days per week. A COVID-19 vaccination is required to come on site. Argo will consider accommodations for disability and religious-based reasons or as otherwise required by applicable law.

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