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BrightDrop Senior Product Manager Autonomy

  • Palo Alto
  • Marketing, Sales, and Service
  • Full time
  • Added
  • JR-202300804


About BrightDrop:

At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.  

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future. Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.

About the role:

Developing an autonomous vehicle is a complicated prospect. We’re looking for an experienced product manager to help evolve our autonomy efforts. You will work in close partnership with engineering partners, suppliers, and research teams to help design, implement, and maintain future delivery vehicles. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, safety-critical environment and you’re great at creating solutions given minimal detail beyond complicated requirements, you might be the person we’re looking for!


  • Developing an in-depth understanding of the customer problem space across all segments in various industries with delivery and transportation focus
  • Creating and owning part of the autonomous driving product space, thinking through product offering, pricing, and go-to-market approach    
  • Creating and owning the product strategy and roadmap using qualitative and quantitative data, and aligning cross-functional stakeholders to that plan 
  • Generating requirements to address key customer pain points in a holistic, customer-centric manner, and partnering with subject matter experts to ensure applicability of solution(s) 
  • Completely own your product, from ideation, through development, to launch, growth and maintenance. Clearly communicate roadmaps, priorities, experiments, and decisions across a wide spectrum of audiences from partner teams to executive levels.
  • Exhibiting analytical prowess through setting success metrics and creating the analytical backbone for your product 


  • 3+ years of product management experience, having shipped technology products
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with at least two years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of software development capabilities, frameworks, or UIs used to support engineering development
  • Expert analytical know-how 
  • Strong attention to detail, love for establishing structure in ambiguity and bias to action 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment where your impact is highly visible
  • Passionate about autonomous vehicle technology and its potential to improve the world

Additional Description

Nice to have:

  • Experience in robotics, real-time systems, embedded system, human-computer interaction, or self-driving technologies 
  • Working knowledge of various sensor technologies including camera, radar, LiDAR, ultrasonic, and vehicle state sensors 

The expected base compensation for this role is: (112,142 - 175,401 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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