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Technical Program Manager



IT, Operations
Orlando, FL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Luminar is a global automotive technology company ushering in a new era of vehicle safety and autonomy. For the past decade, Luminar has built an advanced hardware and software/AI platform to enable its more than 50 industry partners, including the majority of global automotive OEMs. From consumer vehicle programs with Volvo Cars and Mercedes-Benz to technology partnerships including NVIDIA and Mobileye, Luminar is poised to be the first automotive technology company to enable next-generation safety and autonomous capabilities for global production vehicles. For more information please visit www.luminartech.com.

Team Overview:

Luminar Technologies is seeking a Technical Program Manager to lead projects through all Engineering phases of the Product lifecycle. This role oversees cross-functional technical engagement within Luminar and ensures successful customer development and value delivery. The Technical Program Manager will be a key product development management team member focused on driving the development implementation of cutting-edge technology to the next-generation automotive sensing platforms. In this role, you will partner with functional leads, DRIs (Direct Responsible Individuals), and other platform TPMs to deliver successful projects to the customer. Additionally, you will act as an engineering interface for internal stakeholders while managing the cross-functional development team.


  • Work cross-functionally to translate program requirements and milestones into detailed execution plans for engineering functional teams
  • Drive execution to these plans, conduct team meetings, communicate status, and identify/resolve blocking issues
  • Engage with other TPMs in all technical aspects of development
  • Work directly with OEMs to align on product requirements, performance, and integration of the sensor platform to the OEM environment
  • Escalate risks and issues promptly and drive them to closure
  • Proactively coordinate across functional groups to manage dependencies between Hardware, Software, and suppliers
  • Continuously evaluate internal processes to improve efficiency
  • Oversee engineering alignment within Luminar’s product development process
  • Prepare and disseminate project status reports, including KPIs.
  • Work closely with NPI teams to support and handoff for SAFE Launch and SOP (start-of-production)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in an Engineering or Technical related field
  • 5+ years of technical project/program management experience in the Automotive space
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and tools such as MS Project, Confluence, Jira and ERP tools like Arena
  • Experience defining release readiness criteria, ensuring all changes comply before deployment
  • Able to work successfully with cross-functional and geographical distributed teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Certification
  • Knowledge of Embedded Systems and Software
  • Knowledge and Experience in the Development of a Hardware Product
  • Master's in an Engineering Degree or Technical related field
  • Automotive OEM or Tier 1 experience

Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.

At Luminar, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. This role pays a base between $ 102,000 and $ 199,000* per year. Within this range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. You will also be eligible to receive other benefits including: equity in the form of restricted stock unit awards, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, 401k plan, life and disability benefits, flexible time off, paid parental leave, and tuition reimbursement for formal education related to advancing your career at Luminar. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire and schedule type.

*Note that the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting.