US - Sunnyvale, California | Germany - Karlsruhe, BW


  • Lead cross-functional technical teams (design, HW & SW development, integration, validation, test, qualification, etc) to plan and deliver the NPI program
  • Update and inform the senior leadership team on progress and upcoming plans
  • Program milestones: Work with core team members to define key program timing & deliverables
  • Key deliverables: Align on requirements for each team at each milestone and define the benchmark for completion
  • Establish the schedule: Build a realistic and achievable timing plan with input from core program team members
  • Review progress: Create regular status checks at key milestones to ensure the program remains on track
  • Track progress: Create and maintain a clear dashboard showing program and budget status
  • Resolve or escalate issues: Collaborate with teams to find solutions or mitigations
  • Escalate for management support: Ensure appropriate resources are in place across the cross-functional team to execute program deliverables

Do not apply if you have no prior 8yrs automotive experience dealing with AEC-Q. ASPICE, APQP, PPAP & ISO26262. This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management. Please read the Responsibilities & Qualification carefully before you apply. Axonne does not support H1B sponsorship for this role.


  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • PMP or equivalent certification
  • Proficient in tools required to manage complex projects (i.e. MS Project, AGILE, JAMA, Polarium, JIRA, Confluence)
  • Familiarity with automotive industry standards and semiconductor industry standards – such as IATF, VDA, TiSAX, AEC, ZVEI, ISO26262, etc.
  • Understanding of business processes (i.e. APQP) and manufacturing processes (i.e. PPAP) designed to meet the high expectations of automotive customers
  • Excellent communicator, negotiator, and team builder
  • Good analytics experience, using data-driven decision processes with the ability to simplify data to diverse audiences
  • Outstanding planning, resource, and stakeholder management
  • Passion for quality design and innovation
  • 8+ years of experience working with a global team in engineering or program management in the automotive or equivalent industry with full New Product Introduction cycles from concept to production, and safe launch