Technical Program Manager

Carnegie Robotics builds custom robotics systems for government and industry.  We also manufacture and sell rugged robotics components that allow other organizations to develop their own robots.  We’re small enough to have many of the benefits of working for a startup, but we have a very broad customer base, making us more stable and recession-proof than most organizations our size.  We are developing and deploying cutting edge technology in robotics, perception, and machine learning.  Many of our development efforts go on to have real-world impact in robots that clean floors, find land mines, enable the development efforts of other organizations, and much more.  This is challenging, exciting work, and we are committed to building the company culture and diverse team that will allow our continued success.

 As a Technical Program Manager, you will be collaborating with an energetic and motivated, multi-disciplinary team to develop reliable robotic and automation systems for a wide range of real-world commercial products and R&D applications. You will serve as interpreter of many languages: translating technical details to customers and expressing the customers’ needs to your technical team. You will provide the technical guidance needed to move a project from the concept phase, through prototype development, and into production.  This requires a unique skill set involving systems engineering, risk and requirements management, in coordination with customer facing program management skills. The Technical Program Manager has the responsibility to move from planning and management to hands-on technical development. You will oversee the entire program and uncover and mitigate the obstacles needed to achieve your project’s goal. You must proactively search for potential technical, logistical and communication issues before they arise and possess an arsenal of proven methodologies for mitigating each in a time-effective manner.

What we’re looking for:


  • A technical curiosity to create solutions to difficult problems

  • Ability to effectively manage and inspire others

  • Strong desire and intrinsic motivation to create

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related discipline or equivalent technical experience

  • Exceptional written and presentation skills required to communicate to customers and team-mates


  • Master’s degree in Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related discipline

  • 5+ years experience in technical project management roles

  • Experience managing complex contractual agreements with large public companies and small businesses alike.  Understanding different and overlapping regulations and legal requirements

  • Experience in defense-related government contracting

  • System level requirements development, decomposition and validation

  • Risk management including risk identification, analysis, and development of a risk response strategy

  • Knowledge of the procurement process for technical engineering efforts from R&D to production, this may encompass custom and COTS products

  • Experience with reliability testing and failure analysis: HALT, HASS, MTBF Analysis

  • System test plan and test report development and test execution including: FAT, FQT, ESS which may include Random Vibration, Sine Vibration, and EMI/EMC testing

Benefits and Perks

High quality health/dental/vision insurance with flexible spending plan or HAS. 
Relocation Assistance
Flexible schedule
Premium pay if you work more than 50 hours in a given week
Free on-site parking
Paid time off to compensate for company travel
On-site grass-roots fitness
Free catered lunch! 
401(k) plan with employer match.
Fully paid days off that accrue and are yours to keep starting year one: 24 paid holidays and 15 sick and vacation days.  
Comp time for company travel

Application Process

Please apply via the following link:

Carnegie Robotics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications from all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and Carnegie Robotics’ employment policies.