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Technical Program Manager (Robotics)

RIOS Intelligent Machines, Inc.

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Posted on 09/20/2021


San Francisco, Bay Area, CA


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 Program Manager to lead 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.

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Applications can be directly submitted at RIOS website. Please visit our careers page to view all open positions and apply for the Technical Program Manager (Robotics).

Major Duties & Responsibilities

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

Minimum Skills & Abilities

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

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Applications can be directly submitted at RIOS website. Please visit our careers page to view all open positions and apply for the Technical Program Manager (Robotics).

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RIOS develops and deploys dexterous AI-powered robots to factory assembly lines and warehouses to help global customers automate their supply chain or logistics operations. We’ve developed a first-of-its-kind haptic intelligence platform for robots – this enables our robot to handle hard-to-automate tasks that typically require human-level-dexterity and involve manipulating thousands of SKUs. Our robots possess higher levels of dexterity, cognitive skills, and autonomy than today's robots and

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