Senior Engineering Program Manager

  • AMP Robotics
  • Louisville, Colorado, United States
  • Sep 09, 2021
Engineering: All Program Manager

Job Description

Senior Engineering Program Manager

Senior Engineering Program Manager 9/8/2021

AMP Robotics is a pioneer and industry leader in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and infrastructure for the waste and recycling industry. We’re working to reimagine and actively modernize recycling by applying AI and automation to increase recycling rates and economically recover recyclables reclaimed as raw materials for the global supply chain. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology solutions that solve many of the central challenges of recycling to make it more efficient, cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable. 

Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, the Denver Post named AMP one of the 2021 Top Workplaces in Colorado. We’re fostering an environment where talented, driven individuals can grow and create impact. We seek unconventional thinkers to join our mission to enable a world without waste; at AMP, your contributions have meaning and can spur change. With backing from top-tier investors and national recognition including Fortune’s Impact 20, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and Forbes’ most promising AI companies, we’re always seeking ways to better our operations, raising the bar on innovation, and looking to collaborate and improve each day in what we do. Learn more at

AMP Robotics is seeking a driven and proactive Senior Engineering Program Manager (EPM) to join its growing team in Louisville, Colorado. The ideal candidate will have technical program management experience across multiple engineering disciplines, especially software and machine learning, as well as exposure to the cross-functional departments with whom you will partner to realize a new product, including product management, sales, manufacturing, operations, supply chain, and quality teams.

As an EPM at AMP Robotics, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead one or more multi-disciplinary engineering project teams developing new technologies, software, and machine learning capabilities  in pursuit of AMP’s vision for a world without waste
  • Develop, manage, and communicate project schedules, budgets, goals, and deliverables to the project teams and cross-functional stakeholders
  • Partner with Product Management to triage new feature requests and allocate available engineering resources efficiently. 
  • Execute project plans while closely monitoring performance metrics
  • Collaborate with the Engineering leadership team to troubleshoot project issues, assess allocation of resources, and continually mitigate risk as projects unfold
  • Exercise swift and sound judgement to make critical project changes as required, while assessing risks and controlling scope
  • Host and drive a variety of meetings, including internal engineering team meetings, interdepartmental program alignment meetings, phase gate review, and external vendor discussions
  • Motivate and empower your team to meet stated goals and deliverables on schedule, while recognizing and rewarding success on the team
  • Accelerate the pace of product development and new product introductions by leveraging and implementing project management best practices

The successful candidate will have:


  • 6+ years of demonstrated success leading cross-functional engineering programs in a Technical or Engineering Program/Project Management role in which you were responsible for the program budget, schedule, and scope
  • Experience leading projects in which artificial intelligence/machine learning and computer vision were core technologies
  • Experience synthesizing project inputs from wide range of engineering disciplines: Software, Machine Learning, Electrical, Firmware/Embedded Systems, and Robotics are preferred
  • A track-record of launching  4+ products or sub-systems as a lead project manager from concept to completion by leveraging project management best practices, methodologies, and tools
  • Exemplary written communication and public speaking skills, which you exercise to lead team meetings and engage with stakeholders at all levels of the company
  • The ability to independently and diplomatically solve complex challenges with a positive attitude, as well as sound judgement of when to escalate issues to leadership
  • Deep knowledge of product development principles gained through professional experience, including a comprehensive understanding of the product development processes for different engineering disciplines and how they interact


  • A degree in a relevant engineering field, or related degree/work experience
  • Extensive experience successfully planning scope, schedule and budgets for multiple large-scale projects and executing within those parameters
  • Proficiency in authoring technical requirements documents
  • Experience managing and analyzing large datasets in excel or google sheets, as well as an ability to distill quantifiable and subjective data points from many stakeholders into succinct decision matrices
  • A knack for gracefully managing shifting priorities and a comfort with delegation in order to leverage your finite bandwidth
  • Proficiency with Jira, Confluence, and Smartsheets as project management tools.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Working Location(s): 

  • Offices located in Louisville, CO with work from home days.

Travel Requirements: 

  • Less than 5%


AMP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary & Compensation Information: $116,000 - $161,000 depending on experience.

Benefits Information:

  • Medical - The company covers up 85% to 100% of the premium for Cigna healthcare plans depending on the selection. Employees pay the difference in premium if they select a more expensive plan. Up to 75% for dependents. 
  • Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability.
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching).
  • 14 days PTO and 6 paid sick days.
  • Nine (9) paid holidays – 7 company designated and 2 floating holidays. (salaried employees only).

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