As a Program Engineering Manager, you will be a critical member of the Persistent Systems Engineering Team, working closely with Program Managers, Program Engineers, Engineering Product Leads, Ecosystem partners, and other strategic partners to support existing programs of record, develop new programmatic opportunities, and to solve our customer's most difficult mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) problems. As the supervisor to the Program Engineering team, you will serve as the technical lead and subject-matter expert in the development of MANET architectures and solutions and be responsible for all technical aspects of Wave Relay® MANET solutions offered to our customers. You will also play a pivotal role in our response to client inquiries (e.g., responses to RFI's, RFP's, etc.), communicate technical challenges to our engineering department, helping to shape future product development with your insight into customer challenges and market needs. This role is both an individual contributor and supervisor to the Program Engineering team. This role can be performed in any of our office locations: Fort Collins, CO, Pinehurst, NC or our NYC Headquarters. The Program Engineering Manager could also be performed in a remote location.
Lead, supervise, support, mentor, and facilitate the Program Engineering team (across all programs) by initiating, prioritizing, and executing work related to program strategies.
Work directly with Program Managers and Program Engineers to understand requirements, resource initiatives, and take ownership from inception to completion.
Provide advanced technical support both internally and externally on integration and architecture best practices.
Create, execute, and disseminate test reports for root cause analysis and troubleshooting, field events, or other demonstrations.
Support Program Managers with key factors affecting program requirements shaping
Develop long-term customer relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
Support and respond, in an effective and timely manner, to RFI / RFPs or other contract deliverables, to include developing written professional-quality content on all generated artifacts
Support Ecosystem partner quarterly reviews and technology demonstrations
Support technical demonstrations, including customer events and tradeshows
Partner with the Program Team to develop requirements documents, presentations, proposals, and ROI models, and coordinate with a team of support specialists, consultants, or project managers
Maintain expert knowledge of Persistent Systems products to develop and present unique solutions, and maintain knowledge of emerging trends in technology and online advertising
Work closely with Product Managers and Engineering by providing feedback from information gathered during pre-sales projects
Job Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical field or equivalent experience
Three or more years of experience in directly managing small-to-medium sized teams of three or more staff each and/or technical projects valued at least $100K each
Expert level knowledge of Wave Relay® MANET solutions and Wave Relay® products
Expert level troubleshooting ability, including expert knowledge of use of pcap to analyze networking issues
Experience presenting to large groups, including customers at various levels and a proven ability to adapt presentations to the technical level of the audience
Must be willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time
Must have a US Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance
Strong fundamental understanding and development of competitive technical solutions for tactical communications
Master's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or Master's degree in Business Administration
3 or more years of experience with Defense, Communications, Intelligence, or Special Operations communication systems
Experience with managing and leading large teams and complex technical projects
Experience with UAS and other manned/unmanned platform programs from concept to delivery
Experience with wireless concepts such as MANET, Mesh, Ad-hoc, protocols and web architecture, with an understanding of hardware and software concepts
Experience working directly with customers and end users
Experience working with customer organizations such as large sized Government entities
Experience working with mid-size or larger Commercial organizations
DoD Information Operations and Cyber Security experience
Proficiency in advanced technical software packages such as Solidworks and MATLAB
Persistent Systems is a growing business that develops Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) wireless radio systems for Government and commercial applications. The radios are typically worn on the person, mounted to manned vehicles, integrated into autonomous unmanned vehicles, or installed at fixed sites. The systems provide on-the-move data, voice, video, and situational awareness capability. Located in Hudson Yards at the heart of New York City, Persistent Systems is an exciting company that is passionate about delivering cutting edge products.