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NAUTO is an autonomous car startup on a mission to make cities safer and more efficient with better drivers. We're looking for engineering and business professionals who love to design, build and scale real-time distributed systems to join our growing team in Palo Alto.

Merging artificial intelligence with computer vision, Nauto’s systems detect and react to what’s happening on the road ahead of a driver and within the vehicle.  Nauto algorithms sense when there is an issue on the road ahead, or a distraction within the vehicle, and helps the driver respond. Nauto also automatically understands when a collision is about to happen, and records the scene inside and outside of the car then. Images and data about the incident are stored in the cloud, and can be shared via Nauto’s app and fleet management tools.

Nauto is selling to automobile OEMs, insurance providers and commercial fleets. Its systems are running on several classes of high-volume commercial vehicles. Investors in our recent A-round included Andy Rubin’s Playground Global, Draper Nexus and strategics such as BMW, Toyota, Allianz.

Long-term, Nauto will continue to partner with auto manufacturers to evolve its systems from an onboard safety AI into a platform that becomes the brain controlling autonomous vehicles. As the ODM /NPI manager, you are responsible for managing all aspects of Nauto’s hardware implementation with our ODM partner

Role Overview

Reporting to NAUTO CEO, Stefan Heck, the General Manager of Auto will have full P&L responsibility for NAUTO’s Automotive division which focuses on sales to global automotive OEMs and their key suppliers and car sharing fleets.  This will include full ownership of the group’s revenue expansion, marketing, product management and customer footprint.  This executive will be responsible for engaging OEM leadership on NAUTO and its value proposition, building relationships at all levels within an automotive OEM including engineering and procurement.  S/he will be expected to close contracts and expand share within major automotive manufacturers worldwide.


  • Shape NAUTO’s automotive strategy and roadmap, giving input to overall product and engineering leadership on priorities
  • Cultivate NAUTO’s relationships with automotive OEMs across various sectors leading to revenue growth for NAUTO. This will involve growing and managing all current and future accounts, managing multiple collaboration areas on car sharing fleets, data exchange, development programs and policy advocacy 
  • Represent NAUTO externally and expand brand awareness, particularly at key automotive trade shows and conferences and in media
  • Track Nauto competitors and key autonomous development efforts globally
  • Work effectively within a start-up organization, collaborating well with team members, rest of executive team, and providing entrepreneurial leadership wherever needed
  • Build a world-class team focused on execution and “raising the bar” in terms of product, development and deployment 
  • Involve the entire value chain including key development partners and suppliers, leveraging their strengths to continuously improve the product offering

Experience and Skills

  • 5+ years experience working with automotive companies
  • Understand automotive development, qualification, and procurement processes as well as the tier 1 supply base
  • Experience selling to large automotive OEMs or very large global 100 companies
  • Managing P&L responsibilities across Global markets (Asia, EU, North America)
  • Experience in multiple geographies (eg. Germany, Japan, USA) - multiple languages a plus
  • Technical background in engineering or computer science related fields a plus


  • Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company
  • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built to get around safely. We’re not just another app, we’re moving real people and goods and helping to reinvent transportation and logistics
  • Beautiful modern work space. Many perks including cafe with meals, snacks and drinks provided
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment

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