Program Manager


Culver City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 06/07/2021
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  • Company Address: 406 Broadway Avenue Suite 369, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

About Bird

Bird's mission is to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions.

Job Description

Bird is a global team guided by a shared vision: to make cities more livable through safe, sustainable electric mobility. From our first e-scooter ride in 2017 to the thousands of rides taking place every day, our passionate team and award winning custom vehicles have helped riders complete hundreds of millions of carbon-free trips in more than 150 cities around the world. And we're just getting started.

What Bird Is Looking For:

Program Managers manage primary vehicle and hardware programs as well as smaller projects. This role is expected to form internal relationships to support program execution and to assist in scoping new programs and projects. A program manager is expected to become an internal expert through successsful completion of their programs and to become fluent with software tools to assist with program management. They are responsible for ensuring that all stakeholders are aligned, and that project scope, schedule, and budget are all being maintained on a regular cadence. Program Managers should be able to execute their programs and projects with minimal supervision.


  • Coordinate internal and external stakeholders via written communication and meetings to ensure program is executed efficiently. 
  • Maintain program documentation such as schedule, issue trackers, written updates, and vendor deliverables. 
  • Collaborate with functional managers to ensure proper prioritization of individual contributors with reasonable deadlines.    
  • Scope new programs and projects and secure alignment of executive and cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Ensure completion of relevant hardware certifications to comply with safety & regulatory requirements. 
  •  Identify workstreams and milestones required from cross-functional team members and ensure they are appropriately prioritized.   


  • At least a B.S. in technical or engineering discipline
  • At least 2-3 years in project or program management
  • Advanced degree, PE, PMP are a plus
  • Effective written & verbal communication; plan and run effective meetings; create persuasive slide decks; expert in Gsuite / MSOffice Suite tools; familiar with project management software; adaptive to new software tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience either at a startup or in a consulting role are a plus. Individual should demonstrate a history of ownership, initiative, and impact. 

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart and open-minded team that is passionate about our mission.  Each day is unlike the last, as we’re constantly moving forward, challenging each other, and working together to create the future of micro-mobility.

Perks up

We’re committed to helping our team members, and with the evolution of our company to a remote work organization due to the pandemic, their needs have changed. That’s why we offer generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, a WFH monthly stipend, a wellness allowance, and more. Plus, a new resource to help support personal and professional developments—all the goods needed to move on our mission together.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

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