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Program Manager



Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Job Description: Program Manager

About goTenna

goTenna is advancing universal access to connectivity by building the world's most intelligent and scalable mobile mesh networks. goTenna is the world's leading mobile mesh networking company, providing off-grid connectivity solutions for smartphones and other devices, as well as augmenting traditional communications networks. This technology enables mobile, long-range connectivity without cell, wifi, or satellite connectivity. goTenna's drive to create resilient connectivity began during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when approximately a third of cell towers and power stations in affected areas failed. goTenna's products are currently used by over 300 law enforcement, military, and public safety agencies worldwide. goTenna is backed by investors, including Union Square Ventures, Founders Fund, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Comcast Ventures, MentorTech Ventures, Walden Venture Capital, and ONE9.

About the Role

The Program Manager will drive tactical and strategic programs with goTenna’s key government customers to drive mission impact. This is both a strategic and a technical tactical role which requires a close partnership with technology developers, product, business stakeholders, executive management, and others. The Program Manager will have strong collaboration, communication, leadership, planning and execution skills. Executive presentations, report delivery, identifying and measuring KPIs, and running effective and useful meetings will be key components of the job.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with goTenna’s government customers to lead and execute strategic development and integration of goTenna off-grid networking technology to drive mission impact.
  • Develop, track, and analyze detailed work plans, schedules, estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Conduct project/program meetings in coordination and collaboration with customers, goTenna staff, vendors, and others as needed.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards for program deliverables and to government contract requirements.
  • Coordinate meetings, test events, and demonstrations to showcase technical capabilities to customer audiences.
  • Lead contractual agreement drafting with partners and vendors related to program delivery.
  • Manage the integration of vendor tasks and track and review vendor deliverables.
  • Develop and communicate multiple program roadmaps internally and diligently update internal data systems. Effectively communicate in-flight and planned programs with metrics, KPIs, risks, dependencies, obstacles, and mitigation plans.

Required Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Five(5)+ years of technical program management experience background; working with contracts and contract language a plus.
  • Experience supporting CBP, Air Force, and/or other local, state, or Federal Government agencies
  • Experience managing government programs and developing and strengthening key Customer relationships.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment across large organizations and negotiating tradeoffs.
  • Experience in core program management disciplines including scope, schedule, budget, resources, quality and risk management.
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral, written and presentation.

Preferred Experience:

  • PMP Certification
  • Experience managing SBIR development projects
  • Technical experience related to hardware and software development, networking, or wireless communications
  • Five (5)+ years working with digital technology teams
  • Experience working in agile/SCRUM environments
  • Experience supporting CBP, Air Force, and/or other local, state, or Federal Government agencies

ITAR: U.S. Citizen or Green Card Required

Placement at the appropriate job level (entry, senior, etc) will be determined by a combination of years of experience, demonstration of proficiency in this field, and other qualifications.

goTenna is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

goTenna Benefits:

  • Equity
  • 401(k) plan
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Parental Leave with Pay
  • Holiday pay (including December recess)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and life insurance
  • Pre-tax benefits
  • Short- and Long-term disability plans
  • Professional Education Stipend