Senior Engineering Program Manager

Aperia Technologies

Detroit, MI, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Jan 6

Aperia Technologies is unlocking a new era of efficiency & profitability for commercial vehicle fleets by developing innovative tire inflation hardware & analytics solutions. Inventors of the award-winning Halo™ Automatic Tire Inflator and cloud-deployed Halo™ Connect platform, Aperia saves fleets thousands of hours of downtime every week and reduces the environmental impact of the freight industry. Join us as we expand our product offering and take the next steps on our journey toward bringing the “backbone of our economy” into the automation age.

Senior Engineering Program Manager

Location: Burlingame, CA

Job Description

The Senior Engineering Program Manager will be responsible for leading product development teams in both the delivery of next generation inflation and mobility products from concept through release and in the enhancement of existing products. Successful candidates will bring a combination of technical and engineering acumen together with people skills and agile cross functional project management experience to structure projects, identify and retire risks and deliver successful outcomes. 


  • Works with cross functional business leadership to frame and charter engineering projects over a broad range of disciplines ranging from development of complex electro-mechanical devices to network gateways to web applications and data science projects.
  • Works closely with the project team to develop the work breakdown and project plan and schedule from concept phase through manufacturing release.
  • Leads cross functional and international teams of varying size and scope to deliver against plans.
  • Reports out on project status, escalates and mitigates risk and issues and drives organizational decisions.
  • Generates and organizes documentation to support internal reports and specifications.
  • Manages relationships with vendors and other external partners.
  • Establishes and models best practices in project management and spearheads the development of Aperia’s project management office (PMO).


  • BS degree in an engineering or related scientific discipline, MS preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working as an engineer in product development or sustaining engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an engineering project or program manager
  • Experience and track record of success working in formal multi-phase cross-functional product development from concept through release.
  • Experience of integrated hardware and software product development is essential in an industry such as automotive, consumer electronics, medical devices or instruments.
  • Experience of medium to high volume electromechanical and/or automotive devices preferred.
  • IoT, Internet of Things, experience desired.
  • Strong technical skills and curiosity are essential.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Formal project management training (e.g. PMP) is a plus.
  • Direct experience of Agile software development is a plus.
  • Experience of Critical Chain project management methodology is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with IATF 16949 is a significant plus.

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If you are a talented and passionate program manager ready to take on a challenging position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Please include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject of your email.

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