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Technical Project Manager (Robotics)

Engineering | San Francisco, Bay Area, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About RIOS

RIOS is a technology company helping global customers automate their factories, warehouses, and supply chain operations by deploying a new class of AI-powered and dexterous robots. RIOS robots handle hard-to-automate tasks, typically requiring human-level dexterity, in unstructured environments. RIOS is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has a pilot facility in San Carlos, CA. More information is available at

The Role

RIOS is looking for a Technical Project Manager to manage the development of robotic workcells which are used to automate processes in customer factories.  RIOS workcells are complex electro-mechanical, robotic, AI & software-driven machines built on RIOS proprietary technology platform that enables common proprietary HW and SW stacks to be applied to diverse customer use cases.  The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, independent thinker, who can organize and shepherd a multi-disciplinary Team through complex projects with many literal moving parts.

Responsibilities of the Role Include:

  • Scoping and executing individual projects

  • Coordinate multiple complex projects across larger programs

  • Identify & report on any resource constraints that arise during execution

  • Driving project and program schedule

  • Issue tracking and reporting -- including getting actionable information to relevant stakeholders

  • Work with Mechanical Engineers, Roboticists, AI Engineers, Dev OPs, Product, Manufacturing Support, Operations & Logistics to coordinate all aspects of system development

  • Work with Engineering and Product to forecast project and program timelines and budgets

Attributes of desired candidates may include some of the following:

  • B.S. in an engineering field with 5+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Knowledge of project management software and issue trackers (e.g., Jira)

  • Experience with design and manufacturing processes

  • A solid understanding of technical engineering principles and analytical techniques

  • Excellent people and communication skills

  • Knowledge of the hardware & software development processes

  • Scrum and/or agile experience

  • Knowledge of Bill of Material structuring including related files and change management

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple design activities and development schedules

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification


  • Competitive salary package & Stock options for every employee
  • Healthcare + dental + vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan
  • Free lunch
  • Flexible time off & paid holidays
  • Social events + happy hours + team parties