The Proterra Story
Communities are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs
are changing. Now more than ever, we need smart solutions that provide safer,
more reliable and cleaner transit. Every day, Proterra works to meet those
needs, with the world's best-performing zero-emission buses. Our revolutionary
battery-electric buses help fleet operators abandon fossil fuels, improve
environmental quality and reduce operating costs. Join the Proterra
This position will provide comprehensive support to Proterra's Director of
Systems Engineering and other site leadership team members. This position
will lead embedded software development projects for state-of-the-art heavy
duty EV battery technologies, reporting to Director of Systems Engineering.
Proterra is looking for an engineering professional with strong technical,
communication, and leadership skills to meet the demanding technical, quality,
and schedule requirements of these development programs. This position will be
immersed in the product design process and will work cross functionally
shepherd projects from concept through to prototype validation and then
production ramp hand-off. As a Software Technical Project Manager of Battery
Technology, you would be expected understand the product requirements,
technical risks and the validation strategy to accelerate the development
process. You'll be passionate about managing complex projects, demonstrate a
high degree of process ownership and innovation, and want to have fun while
working towards clean, quiet transportation for all.
About the Role – You will:
Gather internal software functionality requirements for core architectures
and external customer requirements and feature requests for applications.
Develop and communicating project plans and schedules for the design,
release, and validation of software deliverables.
Identify creative ways to overcome obstacles and meet the schedule despite
Proactively ensure that risk mitigating actions are on-going within the
Identify multi-functional design dependencies and risks
Ensure problems are transparent and risks are identified, escalating with
leadership team when required
Participate in weekly cross-functional team meetings as a liaison for the
software development team.
Track and drive closure to software bugs with software development team.
Other duties as assigned by management
About Our Group:
The Battery Systems team strives to ensure that our values, culture and
engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with the wider
Battery Technology Development team, cross support functional groups, and
We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun
Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques
to influence at all levels of the organization.
Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and
credibility, and act with complete integrity.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and planning skills
Excellent communicator, relationship builder and able to thrive in multi-
functional team engagement
Detail oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills.
Self-motivated, action-driven and biased towards results, and has a strong
sense of ownership
Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
Excellent English communication skills.
Your Experience Includes:
3+ years of experience in managing complex software projects through the
full product development life cycle.
Demonstrated understanding of software requirements, release, and
validation during the product design cycle.
Demonstrated experience in software development cycle
Demonstrated experience in software configuration management and version
Demonstrated experience managing vendor or contractor software
requirements and deliveries
Demonstrated experience scoping software engineering efforts
Demonstrated experience creating, maintaining and communicating schedules.
Demonstrated understanding of product release cycle as it relates to the
creation and validation of software requirements.
Demonstrated ability to quickly understand and communicate tradeoffs
between engineering design, customer requirements, schedule and cost.
Demonstrated ability to communicate/present complex technical concepts to
non-technical teams, audience ranging from cross functional support
individuals to executive leadership
BS in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
Ability to travel as needed to Proterra and project-related partner sites
You might also have:
Battery pack or other transferable experience.
Experience with hybrid or electric vehicles.
Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal
employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information,
veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions,
including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected
by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates
in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).