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Senior Program Manager
Operations IPT
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • At Wisk, Program Managers partner with IPT Leads to develop, certify and deliver products, and focus on ensuring the objectives of our business case are met. We need a Senior Program Manager to own the tracking of the overall delivery of the program, scope management, program financials, as well as supplier selection and management. You will support the IPT Lead in developing a vision and roadmap for the product, and subsequently in planning and delivering technical solutions that support Wisk's business goals. You will coordinate and communicate with all required functions & partners within and outside of Wisk to ensure program success. You will leverage Wisk's hybrid approach, which leverages waterfall techniques for strategic planning and agile execution methods
  • Bachelor's degree in scientific, technical, or business field
  • Over 7 years of specific Program Management experience in Aerospace
  • Well-rounded program management skills (cost and schedule management, EVM, risk and issue management, program performance metrics and reporting, etc…)
  • Exposure to aircraft operations (Part121 or Part135) and aircraft maintenance (Part145), as well as communications, navigation, and landing infrastructure and systems
  • Experience with all phases of the development life-cycle including planning, conceptual design, requirements definition, preliminary design, prototyping, test and evaluation, detailed design, integration, formal verification, entry into service, etc
  • Outstanding communication & interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively present data and recommendations to executives, peers, and team members
  • Demonstrated decision-making skills and ability to effectively manage conflicting tasks and priorities
  • Working knowledge of tools such as Microsoft Project, Jira, Confluence, and G-suite
  • You are a highly motivated, self-starting individual with a broad set of skills and are never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution-oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player
  • You will be accountable for developing and executing an overall IPT strategy to meet business case objectives past entry into service to become a profitable business
  • You will ensure technical trade study proposals are supported by cost and manufacturability/maintainability constraints
  • You will be accountable for ensuring production profitability through alignment of labor, equipment, processes, materials, and budget
  • You will perform business case analyses to support any emerging or confirmed performance gaps which have cost and/or schedule impact
  • You will track Risks, Issues and Opportunities, develop mitigation plans, and assist with removing blockers and escalating issues
  • You will work with the Planning team to develop an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), aligning IPT staffing plan/profile with budgeted headcount, and ensure timely capture of progress
  • You will develop and maintain the detailed IPT budget breakdown, to include the annual operating budget (nonlabor), NRE (development costs to suppliers), and unit costs (including labor)
  • You will be accountable for determining Sprint scope and for creating/prioritizing the backlog using Jira
  • You will be accountable for performing Earned Value Management (EVM) analyses and driving RTG (Return-to-Green) plans for metrics which break cost and schedule performance thresholds
  • You will support reporting and communicating the health and status of your IPT at Program Management Reviews
  • You will manage changes to the baseline through the Change Control Board (CCB) to ensure cost and schedule impacts are recognized and approved, and you will coordinate with CCB change owners to ensure timely execution of change requests
  • You will be accountable for Request For Proposal (RFP) development, and you will work with engineering and supply chain to make recommendations to the Program Director for supplier selection considering technical and business constraints
  • You will negotiate supplier contracts, and enforce them by maintaining regular contact with suppliers, managing the design effort, conducting design reviews (as applicable), and coordinating exchange of information with suppliers. You will track the timely delivery of contract milestones
  • You will inspect and approve the IPT-level BOM and ensure the final IPT-level configuration meets documented system pedigree. You will ensure that changes to the baselined BOM are managed through the CCB
  • You will ensure that the security, maintenance, and services of work facilities are aligned with organization needs
  • You will capture lessons learned as you execute and and you will continuously be on the lookout for opportunities to improve our processes to support better predictability
Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Aerospace Engineering, Operations Management, or an MBA
  • Over 10 years of specific Program Management experience
  • Experience deploying communications, navigation, or landing infrastructure and systems
  • Familiarity with Part 91 regulations
  • Experience developing, certifying and delivering processes, systems and infrastructure supporting Aircraft Operations under Part 121 or Part 135 as well as Aircraft Maintenance under Part 145
  • Proven record of taking teams from an R&D stage to the delivery of a product
  • Experience operating in a hybrid waterfall/agile environment
  • Scrum certification (Scrum master and/or Product owner)
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) certification

201-500 employees

Urban air-mobility company
Company Overview
Wisk’s mission is to provide safe everyday flight for everyone through their aircrafts and services which are centered around the highest aviation safety standards. The company has built an industry-leading autonomy platform on proven aviation systems with autopilot, precision navigation, and data links augmented with Wisk’s proprietary and decision-making logic software.
  • 100% paid employee medical, dental, & vision benefits, plus generous cost-sharing for spouse/dependent coverage
  • 401(k) plan with 50% employer matching
  • 9/80 alternative work schedule with every other Friday off
  • Commuter benefits & Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Flexible time off to maintain a healthy work-life balance, plus 10 paid holidays per year
  • Quarterly wellness stipend to help maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Annual company match for charitable giving
  • Communications allowance
  • Education assistance and flight lesson subsidy
  • Free electric vehicle charge stations at HQ
  • Daily catered lunch in Wisk facilities
Company Core Values
  • Make a difference
  • Inspire Innovation
  • Be Empowered
  • Bring People In
  • Lead with Safety