Director of Mapping Operations


Palo Alto, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 04/28/2021
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  • Company Address: 2197 E. Bayshore Road , Palo Alto, California , 94303

About DeepMap

DeepMap is solving the HD mapping & localization and big data management challenge for autonomous vehicles.

We are based in Palo Alto, CA, and have blue-chip investors supporting a world-class team from Google Earth, Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Baidu Maps.

Job Description

DeepMap is a start-up that is laser focused on building the third revolution and new paradigm of mapping. We provide HD Mapping and Localization as-a-service for automotive and other robotic applications. At DeepMap you will be surrounded by a world-class team of engineering, business, and product minds with the confidence of being backed by some of the most well respected investors. 

Our Mapping Operations team combines all of our technologies into a production environment to provide best-in class map making capabilities to our customers. We’ve established a map making factory in the cloud and we’re looking for an experienced manager with deep knowledge of lean manufacturing principles to run it efficiently.

You should have strong analytical skills and be able to manage complex processes based on research, data, and industry trends. If you are a highly creative independent problem solver, have a strong drive to excel, and are looking for opportunities to work with some of the most creative people in the Valley and make a big impact at the same time, this is the right place for you.   

In this role you will:

  • Manage the team operating the map factory to production goals and deadlines
  • Setup, monitor and improve processes for building and releasing maps
  • Drive the efficiency and scaling of our map production pipeline
  • Predict, identify, and troubleshoot possible roadblocks with internal and external engineering teams 
  • Track and report production failures and triage 
  • Help analyze data to support short-term and long-term product tradeoff decisions 
  • Implement lean manufacturing principles such as value stream mapping, production leveling, and continuous improvement of processes

To be successful, you will have:

  • Deep experience managing large scale operations and production infrastructure.
  • A proven track record of measuring and improving efficiencies in projects. 
  • An operations and/or production background using Lean principles.
  • Familiarity with different production validation test methodologies.
  • Ability to achieve goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience performing a variety of complicated tasks with the ability to adapt and excel in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and “connect the dots” in order to drive efficient and scalable map making processes and pipelines.
  • Experience in manufacturing is a major plus
  • Project Management training such as Six Sigma or PMP is a major plus!
  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science or related technical field is a plus.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: mapping, location services, sensor technology, deep learning/machine learning, computer vision is a plus.

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