Senior Program Manager
Santa Monica, CA
Who We Are: TrueCar, Inc. is a revolutionary Internet company that is fundamentally changing the automotive industry. Our business model is innovative and profitable: we're creating a transparent, intelligent automotive marketplace that benefits both buyers and sellers, using technology to ensure dealers thrive and consumers get a great price. Our partners include some of the most prominent brands in the U.S., including Consumer Reports, AAA, USAA, GEICO, Progressive, American Express, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, Yahoo Autos, AOL Autos and U.S. News. Our acquisition strategy recently resulted in the purchase of automotive residual values industry leader ALG as well.
Now, we need more great people to help us pull off the next big thing. Join us.
Who We're Looking For: Currently, TrueCar is looking for entrepreneurial and self-motivated technologists to help drive products from inception through launch and iterations.
Responsibilities include: collection of business and technical requirements from internal and external stakeholders, helping define product vision and strategy, writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release. You will lead and coordinate efforts between internal teams and outside partners. You will be expected to make appropriate tradeoffs to ensure on-time delivery, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal and external teams.
The right candidate will possess a strong program or technical product management background, will have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects, and will have a well-rounded background in current web technologies. You must be able to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment and not be hindered by ambiguity or conflicting priorities. As a Program Manager you will bring order to chaos, anticipate bottlenecks, make tradeoffs, and balance business needs versus technical constraints. The ability to take complex projects and break them into manageable pieces, develop specifications, and deliver them on time essential. Maturity, judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent and leadership are essential to success in this role.
* BA or BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
* 2+ years experience working on a software development team (as a developer, QA engineer, or PM)
* 2+ years experience managing products and writing technical specifications
* A working knowledge of current web technologies
* Excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational management skills
* Demonstrated ability to gather requirements across diverse stakeholders, convert them into a product vision, and drive the project through execution.
* Ability to communicate complex technical issues simply and convincingly to a wide range of audiences.
* Be a strong leader who can prioritize well, and who understands how to drive focus and consensus within a strong, talented, opinionated team.
* 5+ years of product or program management experience
* A strong understanding of the auto industry
Great People Deserve Great Benefits: Yes, we're on a mission to reinvent how cars are bought and sold. And yes, we know our employees fuel our success. So we put a premium on the best talent and reward our people with a highly competitive salary and a wealth of amazing benefits including company equity, 100% paid family medical, dental, vision, and a healthy 401(k). We'll also throw in gym memberships, 12 holidays, career training, three weeks PTO and much more. All in the name of attracting the brightest and keeping the best.
A Word About Our Culture: Our new ocean-side corporate offices in Santa Monica symbolize the best of 'Silicon Beach' and the direction we're headed to as a company. We work hard and play hard - and are led by a world-class executive team who want to make a difference. Invention and open collaboration are highly valued, and we encourage innovative thinking that drives great ideas across the entire organization. We utilize the latest web technologies to solve challenging problems, create powerful web applications from the ground up, and work hard to provide an outrageously good experience for both our customers and the people who work here. If this sounds like the kind of place where you want to spend your valued time, then check us out at TrueCar.com. We want to hear from you.