Launch Project Manager at Metropolis

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The company

Metropolis is an AI and computer vision start-up building the technological and real estate infrastructure to facilitate the future of mobility. 

Your opportunity 

This is your opportunity to join early and build something remarkable at the intersection of technology, mobility, and real estate. We are reimagining the parking experience today but developing an ecosystem to support all forms of mobility tomorrow; and if you have a passion for transforming the urban landscape to more intelligently facilitate EV charging, last mile transport, autonomous vehicles, and even electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL), please consider joining us. 

Our team

The Company is led by an experienced executive team with diverse backgrounds, including a successful LA-based tech founder, a technical leader from eHarmony and DogVacay, and senior professionals from major global financial services firms and the world's leading mobility companies; our first-class engineering talent joins us from Facebook, Palantir, Bird, Factual, Honey, Canoo, and others.

We approach life with wonder and curiosity. We’re inventors, skeptics and, at times, have been called crazy. We challenge one another with passion, from principle and with respect. But above all, we are relentless in our drive to build a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive culture.

The role

Our expanding company is seeking to hire a Launch Project Manager to join our talented team. The Launch Project Manager will have a successful track record initiating, scaling and managing complex, tech-focused, multi-functional projects to completion, on time and within budget. The launch project manager will scope and create plans for the launch of new Metropolis facilities. They should feel comfortable developing new processes, coordinating and driving execution, and communicating project progress and risks to internal and external stakeholders. The ability to facilitate seamless collaboration across teams, companies and vendors is an essential quality for this role.

The Launch Project Manager should expect to manage multiple diverse projects simultaneously, as well as a team of geographically dispersed launchers.

The successful candidate will be open-minded, resourceful, decisive, and possess a high degree of humility. They will be comfortable operating in ambiguity while maintaining a bias for action. 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct site surveys to qualify new locations for Metropolis technology enablement
  • Source and manage vendors to conduct computer vision, wired and wireless connectivity, electrical, construction, and marketing/branding work for projects of varying complexity
  • Diligently track progress and the completion of tasks and milestones using cloud-based project management software
  • Collaborate across internal product, technology, operations and marketing teams to ensure  the flawless launch of new sites
  • Work closely with external operating and real estate partners to merge the vision and operational needs of Metropolis and our partners 
  • Coordinate with General Managers and Operations Executives to distill technical and operations data into product requirements
  • Build forecasts and maintain budgets to prevent cost overruns
  • Explore regulatory hurdles and conduct permitting, licensing and tax related administrative work if required for site launch
  • Conduct executive-level presentations to secure critical decisions, resources and buy-in from internal and external stakeholders
  • Innovate Everything

Requirements

  • B.A/B.S or equivalent required; degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Engineering or other quantitative disciplines preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience managing complex programs or projects
  • Experience managing contractors in construction, camera installation, electrical or other pertinent fields
  • Entrepreneurial mindset. Must be a self-starter who thrives on ambiguity and the opportunity to bring structure where needed
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among managers, partners, and employees
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Success in this role depends on developing trusting relationships with the team, external stakeholders, and partners
  • Natural communicator and presenter. An excellent listener, capable of synthesizing disparate inputs into a clean, coherent, and compelling narrative
  • Ability to work independently and under intense pressure
  • Passion for transportation, mobility and/or logistics is a plus!

Benefits

  • Attractive compensation and generous benefits package (100% Medical, 50% Vision and 50% Dental)
  • Company 401(k) match up to 6% of salary
  • Paid company snacks and after-hour meals
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Gym reimbursement program
  • 529 savings plan
  • Commuter benefits
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Location

Venice, CA

An Insider's view of Metropolis

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Building a network of technology-enabled real estate. We use machine vision, IoT, apps, and distributed computing to blur the boundary of the physical and digital world. Every day is a challenge and a ton of fun.

Bryant

Director of Product

What makes someone successful on your team?

The engineers that are successful on our team know how to focus on not only the technical implementation but also have the ability to deliver results that match the product vision and business needs. Ultimately the more the individual contributes to team success the more they will achieve individual success.

Jamie

Principal Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

If you believe that at some point there will be a critical mass of vehicles on the road that are autonomous, there needs to be tech-enabled infrastructure for that ecosystem to function. We want to transform what has always been a narrowly defined parking business into a mobility company that powers every component of the mobility ecosystem.

Courtney

Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our offices are pretty cool -- we have a relaxation room with turf and couches, great snacks and coffee, a monthly “happy hour” where we go to new places like rooftop restaurants and VR arcades to have fun and connect.

Caroline

Executive Assistant

What are Metropolis Perks + Benefits

Metropolis Benefits Overview

At Metropolis, we're all about working hard and playing hard, providing unlimited opportunities for growth, paid company snacks, after-hour meals, Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) for regular full-time exempt employees, Health and Financial Benefits, Wellness perks, plus regular company outings and dinners.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Metropolis hosts monthly team outings.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
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