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Torc Robotics
Austin, TX

Product Release Engineering Manager at Torc Robotics (Austin, TX or Remote)

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About the Company

At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing our solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family, we are focused solely on developing software for automated trucks to transform how the world moves freight.

Join us and catapult your career with the company that helped pioneer autonomous technology, and the first AV software company with the vision to partner directly with a truck manufacturer.

Meet the Team: 

The Autonomous Vehicle Product Release Engineering team ensures that Torc’s products meet the highest standards for quality, safety and functionality.   The manager of this team will lead the definition, design, development and release of Torcs products across a wide array of teams and components including software, hardware, systems, architecture and suppliers. This person owns the process to
design, release, and validate Torc products and components, leading the process from inception through launch.

What you’ll do: 

  • Provide leadership, direction and definition for the release management function including planning, scheduling, coordination, and
  • Update, manage and maintain state of the art release framework
  • Serves as an technical subject matter expert for product release management
  • Define strategies for product release and associated risks with possible mitigations and verify product safety & functionality at all levels by applying state of the art release framework
  • Provide direction and train teams to apply quality methods such as 5W’s, DFSS, FMEA or others and ensure transparency to the release schedule and identifying and aligning environment needs for each release
  • Act as gatekeeper for delivery into production by ensuring understanding, monitoring, and tracking the progress of changes targeted for each release
  • Lead cross-functional collaboration with PMO, Product Owners, Engineering, and other stakeholders within and between ARTs and teams to ensure strategic and execution alignment
  • Accomplishes department objectives by supervising staff and organizing and monitoring work processes with the highest degree of quality and safety

What you’ll need to succeed: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or equivalent 
  • 10+ years relevant experience in engineering and 3 years leading engineers in the delivery of software solutions that include complex algorithm development and data models, with emphasis on best practices in coding standards, testing, and systems integration
  • Minimum 4+ years performing personnel management activities including but not limited to personnel timecard approvals,
    performance planning and evaluations, corrective actions, and conflict resolution, recruiting and onboarding, and ensuring compliance to software policies and procedures
  • 2+ years overall progressive technical systems or software development experience and 2+ years as individual technical
  • Strong experience in software development, deployment of software products, and system engineering design, integration, and verification and validation
  • Understanding of autonomous technology including ASPICE is required

Bonus Points! 

  • Able to collect, analyze, and report data related to team efficiencies and progress
  • Proficient knowledge working with product and/or quality managers, with understanding of business-level priorities
  • Keen attention to detail to identify problems and processes that don’t comply with protocol
  • Exhibit strong facilitation, technical team coaching, and critical systems thinking
  • Experience with developing hardware and software systems 

Perks of Being a Full-time Torc’r

Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and future. Our culture is collaborative, energetic, and team focused. Torc offers:  

  • A competitive compensation package that includes a bonus component and stock options
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees  
  • 401K plan with a 6% employer match
  • Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation (available immediately after start date)
  • Company-wide holiday office closures
  • AD+D and Life Insurance  


At Torc, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We celebrate the uniqueness of our Torc’rs and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or disabilities.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed for this opportunity, we encourage you to apply. We’re always looking for those that are hungry, humble, and people smart and your unique experience may be a great fit for this role or others.

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What are Torc Robotics Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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