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Technical Programme Manager

Unkliely AI

Unkliely AI

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Unlikely AI is a deep tech startup working to create a world where highly intelligent automated systems enable humanity to flourish and benefit us all. We are pioneering transformative technology aimed at making Artificial Intelligence more accurate, trustworthy and safe. By taking a contrarian approach, we believe our technology can solve some of the most pressing problems facing the industry. Based in London, the company was founded by William Tunstall-Pedoe, best known for his key role in the creation of Alexa following the acquisition of his first start-up by Amazon in 2012.
The company has raised a large ($20m) seed round reflecting the excitement investors have in the technology, team and potential of the business. We are looking to build a world-class technology team to realise the extraordinary possibilities of what we are doing.
Please see our Company Principles to understand the core things we value – in particular, we are looking for exceptional people who want to help build an extraordinary company with huge impact.
As a Technical Programme Manager at Unlikely AI, you’ll work closely with Applied Scientists and Research/Engineering teams to achieve the ambitious milestones that will enable us to deliver our world-changing technology. Working in a fast-growing start-up, you will lead the delivery of complex projects, implement solutions and improvements, and effectively communicate progress to the wider business
Ideally 5+ years of experience leading and coordinating technical projects within a fast-growing, deeply technical environment.
Experience delivering projects with mission-critical impact.
Expertise with project management tools like Asana, Jira or others.
Experience working with many cross-functional teams to ensure the timely delivery of product launches.
Creating new processes for a startup environment.
Unafraid to shoot for extraordinary outcomes (in a step-by-step fashion)
Desire and ability to solve really difficult problems.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence improvements, solutions, and resolve challenges.
Exceptional ownership to create and lead technical roadmaps
Extremely high standards aligned to deliver world-changing products and overcome technical barriers.
Compatibility with our principles
We are based in London and operate a hybrid regime where we have a small office near Holborn tube station which is available to anyone who wants to work there. We also have occasional team days where everyone meets face to face and days where people work heads down from home, communicating with colleagues using slack and zoom.
Compensation will be through salary and generous share options. The company has a tax-efficient EMI share option scheme set up (not available to larger companies) which allows us to provide real exposure to the success of the company without taxes being due when they are paid.
Equal Opportunities:
We are committed to having a truly diverse team where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic selves. We, therefore, do not discriminate in employment based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, marital status, medical history, parental status or genetic information. Having a broad mix of people helps us to be the best we can.