Position: Senior Program Manager (Full Time, Immediate)
Location: Hybrid: Somerville, MA/Remote
At Altaeros, our mission is to connect people, machines and data, no matter where in the world they are located. We leverage cutting edge autonomy and advanced aerospace technology to build the most effective aerial platform available. Our SuperTowersTM are used to deliver high speed, low-cost broadband to underserved communities, build IoT networks to monitor industrial sites or crop health, provide an elevated vantage point for first responders fighting wildfires or other natural disasters, and any number of other applications.
The Senior Program Manager will work with the multi-disciplinary engineering team, business development, and leadership to ensure program objectives are met on-time and on-budget. The successful candidate will understand engineering concepts, create and maintain project schedules, hold team members accountable, and communicate status and risks to all stakeholders. This role requires someone who is a clear thinker who can identify roadblocks and dig in to help remove them. S/he will be coordinator of the Altaeros Product Development Process and also able to challenge status quo, suggest changes and implement improvements. S/he has exceptional interpersonal skills, organizational talent, adaptability, and a “get-it-done” attitude. They should embody the ideal of servant leadership.
At Altaeros, we believe you do your best work when you are trusted to operate with a high level of respect and integrity. Our team members enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. Compensation includes salary, equity, and great benefits including unlimited paid time off, health, dental, and life insurance, as well as 401k.
Within the first 6 months you will:
- Reach a high level of familiarity with the SuperTower family of products
- Organize and lead a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, manufacturing technicians, sales and marketing people
to meet project schedules and budgets
- Facilitate team meetings, create and deliver presentations, and drive meetings to action-oriented decisions
- Assist with the production team to ensure BOM integrity in ERP system (Acumatica), reduce supply chain issues and maintain inventory status
- Work with leadership to set Altaeros’ business objectives and continually update priorities
- Suggest and drive operational process improvements
- Interface with and serve as a primary technical point of contact for key customers
BS/MS degree, in a technical field preferred
10+ yrs in engineering product development
5+ yrs in program management in electro-mechanical-software products
Experience with large Government contracts a plus
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to create open and trusting team dynamics
Excellent influence management skill to collaborate with both leaders and individual contributors
Strong drive, initiative, and organizational skills
“Startup Attitude”: Quick learner, enthusiastic, nimble & adaptable
If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject [Senior Program Manager – Your Name] to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altaeros strives to build a diverse, inclusive environment, where everyone is proud to bring their full selves to bear on the problems we are tackling, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, CORI status, or disability. We value the diversity of perspectives that comes with a diverse team, and encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in technology startups.