Senior Technical Program Manager, Information Technology

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

IT, Operations
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What you’ll do:

  • Engage with and manage contractors and consultants that support Archer projects
  • Plan and coordinate work performed by IT staff and internal clients from project assessment through execution
  • Conduct Project Assessments by defining project goals, scope, requirements, deliverables, and resource needs
  • Manage and develop project cost estimates and tracking to actuals
  • Develop detailed project plans, sprints, or kan-ban break-outs
  • Create project-level and portfolio-level IT Program and Project Status Reports/Dashboards
  • Research and document comparisons for cost, vendors, & services
  • Create documentation of internal procedures, applications standards and client-facing materials
  • Participate in process definition to support changes in maturity as Archer grows
  • Create, update, and report appropriate metrics to the IT Leadership Team
  • Communicate w/ office-based and remote personnel in different time zones

What you need:

  • 5-7+ years of IT specific Project Management experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a computer or project management field or equivalent work experience
  • PMP, CSM or other project management certifications strongly desired
  • Firm understanding of project financials and project cost accounting
  • Experience leading large scale systems implementations strongly desired
  • Strong ability to work across domains and multiple technologies
  • Ability to manage by fact, be objective, and communicate status clearly in few words
  • Ability to be detailed in a in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interface and communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Experience leading large cross functional digital transformation initiatives
  • Ability to map and transform ideas into enterprise technology solutions and communicate impacts of design back to stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Project and Program Management experience within Airline, Aircraft or other regulated industry strongly desired
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving and issue resolution skills

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate would have:

  • A flexible work style that is adaptable to change
  • A positive can do attitude
  • Ability to plan and organize work when ambiguity is present
  • Ability to manage complex cross functional projects and multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to manage expectations of stakeholders (C-Suite, VP and Directors)
  • Ability to travel as needed to support projects and company initiatives
  • Ability to work onsite and be productive in a hybrid environment
  • Ability to handle complex conversations with Senior Staff with tact and grace

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $128,000 - $160,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.