Senior Program Manager
Updated on 2/6/2024
Lightship RV

51-200 employees

Designs and produces electric, aerodynamic RV trailers
Company Overview
Lightship, a hardware startup founded by Tesla veterans, is making a significant impact in the $26B recreational vehicle industry by developing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer, addressing the environmental concerns and range anxiety associated with traditional gas RVs. With a strong foothold in San Francisco and Boulder, the company is expanding its operations with a new production facility in Colorado, indicating robust growth and commitment to scaling production. Lightship's focus on technical advancement, coupled with its industry leadership in electric RVing, positions it as a desirable workplace for those passionate about sustainable travel solutions.
Consumer Goods
Hardware
B2C

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$61.2M

Founded

2020

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

31%

1 year growth

78%

2 year growth

391%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
CategoriesNew
Product
Requirements
  • BS or MS degree in Engineering or equivalent professional exposure
  • 6+ years total experience, including professional experience in technical program management or equivalent
  • Experience as a technical hardware contributor or equivalent
  • Strong track record of managing large cross-functional hardware projects from concept through development to launch
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills applied in both technical and non-technical areas
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with various levels of ambiguity
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure successful project execution
  • Proactively identify and mitigate project risks, develop contingency plans, and provide regular status updates and recommendations to stakeholders
  • Create and maintain detailed project timelines and plans that account for workflow interdependencies
  • Manage and execute program end to end, escalate decisions when needed, and weigh constraints across stakeholders
  • Create templates, workflows, and processes that are lightweight and exactly suited to the needs of the team
  • Recommend program, product, engineering, strategy, and operational changes
  • Consistently document outcomes and decisions, and communicate them to affected teams
  • Collaborate, build trust, break down silos, and gain buy-in across the company
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in technical hardware development for electric vehicles
  • Experience in the recreational vehicle (RV) industry
  • Experience in managing projects related to electric vehicle development