Director of Release Management, Technical Program Management


On Site
Full Time


IT program management
Release management
Program management
Software development
Product development
Design engineering
Embedded systems
Embedded software
Process engineering
Communication planning
Operations management
Solution delivery
Computer science
Goal oriented
Continuous improvement
Electrical engineering

Job Details

Job Description

Electric Vehicles, Digital, & Design (EVDD) is a global organization comprised of the world's best software, electrical, and automotive talent and turning them loose to create insanely great electric vehicles and digital experiences for new generations of customers. We are passionate about solving hard problems. We focus on the mission and deliver with urgency and speed. We innovate, fail fast and pivot. We raise the talent bar with every hire.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director of Technology Platform Program Management, you will lead elements of the Technical Program Management for Embedded Platforms, part of the EVDD team accelerating and modernizing the culture of software development. This role is responsible for building and implementing the culture and processes enabling the continuity and speed of product development and delivery. You will collaborate extensively with design, engineering, and a team of technical program managers to help evolve the connected embedded systems.

What you'll receive in return
As part of the Ford and Model e families, you'll enjoy excellent compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

This person will:
  • Champion development and implementation of new embedded software release management systems, including keen focus on business and engineering process development.
  • Drive new capabilities and prioritize efforts across both embedded software teams and tooling development teams.
  • Support and drive all delivery teams to ensure delivery of release commitments.
  • Ensure all work is transparently planned and tracked in JIRA.
  • Report appropriately on the progress, including against expectations.
  • Lead communication planning to ensure customers and users of the systems are always informed.

Functional &Technical Knowledge:

The minimum requirements we seek
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience.
10+ years in program or operational management of embedded systems, including software delivery and distribution.
Innate understanding of technical program management.
The ability to comprehend end to end system of systems; and the ability to rapidly understand concerns and provide a way forward for the organization to maintain its commitment to delivery.
Experience driving large organizational, operational, and cultural transformations that lead to improved business outcomes.
A deep well of experience and perspectives: a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or business; or equivalent industry experience at tech and/or automotive companies.
Comfortable with ambiguity - demonstrated ability to structure an approach to complex problems and drive clarity on solutions.

Our preferred requirements
Master's or advanced degree preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal teams and external partners.
Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset and a passion for driving innovation and continuous improvement.
A charismatic communicator that can articulate a clear vision and mission and inspire others.


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