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Technical Project Manager



IT, Operations
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Job Description: Technical Project 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 Technical Project Manager will manage projects to drive mission impact in alignment with goTenna’s core product roadmap. This is a tactical role which requires close partnerships with technology developers, product, program managers, and others. The Project Manager will have strong collaboration, communication, leadership, planning and execution skills. They drive projects to get them completed on time and within budgets and will maintain high quality standards. Constructing detailed work plans, achieving milestones, and maintaining communication through reports, meetings and presentations across the stakeholder audience will be key components of the job.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, track, analyze, and manage detailed project plans, schedules, estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Plan and lead project milestone meetings and tollgates in coordination and collaboration with goTenna staff, vendors, and others as needed; summarize all project components, coordinate across the organization, gather documentation, and generate meeting materials.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and compliance regulations for project milestones and to government contract requirements.
  • Manage unforeseen project delays; realigning schedules and expectations as needed.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate meetings, test events, and demonstrations to showcase technical capabilities
  • Develop project communication plans, routinely providing status reports to stakeholders.
  • Conduct thorough risk management for all project risks and opportunities and provide regular updates to management on steps to mitigate risks and minimize any potential delays.
  • Lead contractual agreement drafting with partners and vendors related to project delivery.
  • Develop and communicate multiple project roadmaps internally and diligently update internal data systems. Effectively communicate in-flight and planned projects 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 project management experience background; experience in networking, wireless communications, or radio communications a plus.
  • Experience working with Agile, Kanban, and Waterfall methodologies from initial concept to production launch and working alongside Scrum Masters.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment, developing commercial products.
  • Experience in excelling in core project management disciplines including scope, schedule, project plans, budget, resources, quality and risk management.
  • Experience working with suppliers to provide prototype materials during development and production tooling for product launch.
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral, written and presentation.

Preferred Experience

  • PMP Certification
  • Experience managing projects and tasks in JIRA
  • Experience planning and leading project toll gate meetings such as PDRs, CDRs, and FDRs
  • Experience supporting Government customers and projects such as SBIR development projects

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