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VP Product & Engineering



United Kingdom
Posted on Friday, September 8, 2023

Department / Location:

Product Engineering (UK-based). Remote, hybrid or onsite.

Your Team:

You will lead a product and engineering team with responsibility for one or more products focused on autonomous vehicles. You will work closely with other teams in the Product Engineering division and teams across the business to ensure we understand the needs of our customers and develop, operate and improve products that innovate on behalf of those customers and meet their needs.

  • Establishing and aligning your team behind a vision and product roadmaps, and executing well against those roadmaps.
  • Leading a multidisciplinary team which could include product managers, scientists, engineers, safety professionals and other roles.
  • Program management for your area, including identifying and managing dependencies, maintaining roadmaps, resolving risks and escalating where necessary, and delivering clearly written reports on progress.
  • Leading and coordinating analysis activities and workshops that identify user workflow gaps, product performance issues and root causes of problems.
  • Driving and owning cross-team execution of initiatives related to your product.
  • Understanding the technology sufficiently to work closely with technical leaders, ensuring that the team has strong scientific and engineering direction.
  • Establishing and maintaining mechanisms to gather implicit and explicit customer requirements and improve the customer experience.
  • Establishing and maintaining a data-driven culture where every engineer cares about the product metrics and generates ideas for the team.
  • Motivating and developing your team.
  • Managing and helping to fill open headcount on your team.
  • Experience of leading product and engineering teams in large-scale, complex domains.
  • You are a natural “unblocker”. You naturally take ownership of problems and revel in driving things forward.
  • Experience of working across a company to identify and manage dependencies.
  • You have an analytical mind, you are a structured thinker that can work in a fast-paced complex matrix environment
  • Extensive experience in interfacing with customers and partners. You love meeting customers and making what they need.
  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing a team.
  • Competitive salary
  • Company share programme
  • £3,000 flexible benefits including private medical insurance, critical illness coverage, life assurance, EAP, group income protection
  • Funded relocation support
  • Fully funded Visa sponsorship if required
  • A salary exchange pension plan
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A pet friendly office environment
  • Safe assigned spaces for team members with individual and diverse needs

Our Culture:

We promote an open and inclusive culture that empowers our Oxbots to bring their whole, authentic selves to work every day. Oxa is proud to be an inclusive organisation and, as such, we require all team members within our recruitment process to understand and deploy best practices focused on de-biasing the whole recruitment cycle.We also apply a neuro inclusive lens to our recruitment process and want each potential Oxbot to enjoy the best experience possible for them. Please share with us any individual needs or reasonable adjustments we may need to make in advance of commencing the interview process with us.

Learn more about our culture here.

Why become an Oxbot?

Our team of experts in computer science, AI, robotics and machine learning is world-class, and together they’re solving the most exciting and important technological challenges of our times.

But as well as smarts, Oxbots have heart. Our diverse, multi-cultural crew is guided by a shared vision to bring the myriad benefits of autonomy to our customers and partners. And in a company that celebrates uniqueness as much as skill and experience, they do it with energy, conviction and a healthy dose of excitement, too.

If you are bold, creative and hyper skilled, come and create the future of autonomy with us at Oxa.