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Director, Automated Vehicle Technical Programs

Posted on: October 19, 2018 | Location: TBD

Company Summary:

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) is a non-profit proving ground optimized for the safe and secure development and validation of connected and automated vehicles (CAV), the associated product development workflow, and the supporting off-board systems and infrastructure. Taking a holistic approach, ACM is also accelerating the development of voluntary standards by facilitating effective government/industry collaboration and providing education and training opportunities for the CAV workforce of the future.

ACM Technical Office:

General responsibilities of the technical office, and this position in particular, include working with the core ACM team and broader contractor base to safely maximize track utilization; expand upon its methodologies, equipment, and overall capabilities; and establish and maintain a ‘thought leadership’ position in the CAV space through personal involvement in industry knowledge-creation activities as well as interaction with key stakeholders including ACM investors & users, US DOT/DOE/DOD, and relevant external proving grounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

ACM will fill this important role with a forward-thinking, creative, hands-on, knowledgeable team player with significant CAV experience and a track record for troubleshooting and obtaining results.

Plan and deliver the capabilities of the ACM facility in line with the current and future technical requirements of customer and business goals. Lead technical programs in a variety of areas, including facility and laboratory operations and design, technology deployments and cybersecurity.

  • Understand the new and evolving CAV validation needs from the automotive, commercial vehicle, telecommunications, infrastructure and public sectors; translate into program, facility, and process design, implementation, and execution
  • Propose test and development plans (including budget and workplan) for customers
  • Develop and deliver investor programs in line with agreed requirements
  • Analyze and interpret development and test data; document all engineering activities
  • Perform technical reviews with customer technical staff
  • Develop and maintain a robust CAV experimental platform for customer and research programs
  • Represent ACM at customer and external events presenting / demonstrating CAV technology
  • Meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude under pressure

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in engineering or related field with a minimum 10 years of technical experience in technology innovation and development; Ph.D. preferred
  • Minimum 5-year experience in planning, developing, and delivering CAV technical programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with extensive experience interacting comfortably with customers and partners from working level to senior executive level