Program Manager, Startup Investment & Strategic Partnerships in Mountain View, CA

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OSI Engineering, Inc.
Program Manager, excellent communication, relationship building, reduce carbon emissions, research, collaboration
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel required to 25%.

Job Description


Engage with investors, entrepreneurs, and the innovation ecosystem to source and propose unique technology and business opportunities for investment and collaboration within the company. The key objectives are zero fatalities and carbon neutrality; all investment and collaboration activities are based with these objectives in mind.

This global automotive company was named for its purpose: relentless determination to challenge convention and dream big. It’s here to support all the disruptive technologies we are working on behind the scenes as the company helps shape the mobility ecosystem of the future. Joining this company means you’ll be responsible for supercharging all business units within the global company, from R&D to new business development. This company’s open innovation program serves as catalysts to discover and experiment with new technologies and business concepts. As part of the team, you will help develop partnerships with and invest in innovators across all funding stages who seek to transform technology and business. You will be at the forefront of the company’s most innovative technologies.

As the Program Manager for the West Coast region, you will engage with investors, entrepreneurs, and the innovation ecosystem to source unique and high-value emerging technology and business opportunities for investment, M&A and direct collaboration within the company. 70% of your work will focus on identifying, proposing, and leading strategic investment opportunities with the team. The remaining 30% of your time will focus on network expansion and deal sourcing for the West Coast region of the US.



  • Source investment opportunities involving transformational technologies strategic to the business and products of the company. Primary focus will be in the following industries: Automotive, Transportation, Mobility (large scale including Aerospace) and all areas to achieve the Carbon Neutrality goal.
  • Identify high quality deal flow through a personal network of VC/CVC/Startups.
  • Develop, broaden, and strengthen your network in the West Coast innovation ecosystems including Venture Capital (VC) Firms, Corporate Venture Capital (CVCs) Firms, startups, and related entities.
  • Perform initial due diligence including market potential, technical strength, financial viability, team by gathering information from the target company, industry experts and other sources.
  • Propose weekly deal opportunities to the team.
  • Lead the internal investment process for selected deals.
  • Support internal Startup PoC when necessary.
  • Work to develop investment theses in different technology areas.


Required Skillset:

  • Candidates with the skillset outlined below will be considered with any number years of experience (recent graduate with 1-2 years of experience upwards of 10+ years of experience).
  • To be successful in this position, we’re seeking candidates with a unique blend of experience and background in innovation and corporate venture capital (CVC) or venture capital (VC) process.
  • Strong Bay Area California network for high quality deal sourcing.
  • Expert knowledge in two or more of the following areas:
    • CASE (Connected, Automated, Shared and Electrified)
    • Mobility
    • Smart City
    • Energy/ Climate technology
    • Automotive/ Transportation
  • A strong work ethic is required to succeed in this fluid structure and work environment; excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to build a network in these areas of interest.
  • Experience in corporate open innovation, venture investment and/or accelerator/incubator programs.
  • Passionate about leveraging new technologies to create new experiences and improve human mobility.
  • Driven and proactive, with an ability to adapt to dynamic circumstances, and thrive even with ambiguity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, business, or related field (Master’s degree or MBA candidates preferred).


Bonus Skillset:

  • Understanding of Japanese business culture and practices
  • Corporate development and/or financial experience
  • Formal Investment Due Diligence experience
  • Master’s Degree or MBA


Location: Mountain View, CA (Hybrid schedule working onsite 2-3 days/ week) Relocation assistance is available.

Travel: Domestic travel on West Coast 20-25%, International travel to Japan 5%.

Type: Full-time

Submit resumes to

Yusuf Roashan

408.550.2800 x125

Company Information

OSI Engineering is a leading talent acquisition and services company, building powerful IT and Engineering development teams to meet speed-to-market demands across the US. We develop, implement and manage workforce solutions through every stage of the product lifecycle, from early application development through final production, delivering the highest-level technology professionals. Our capabilities include technical staff augmentation, managed service programs and resource planning solutions.

With over 20 years of experience, OSI’s technical expertise spans the software stack from the firmware layer up to the user interface. We deliver dynamic and diverse teams for IT Services, Networking Data Services, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, Big Data, Mobile Hardware and Applications, Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Car, Enterprise Information Security and Data Science. Our quality-focused approach to talent acquisition and services helps our clients successfully launch their concepts and products that change the world.

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Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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