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Technical Project Manager

Lynk Global

Lynk Global

IT, Operations
United States
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About Lynk:

Lynk is the only patented, proven, and commercially-operational satellite-direct-to-standard-phone (sat2phone) system in the world. We will enable all 8 billion people on the planet to stay connected with the existing standard phone in their pocket. Everywhere. No matter what.

By joining Lynk, you will have the opportunity to directly touch the lives of billions. Your mission will be to bring mobile broadband to billions, pull hundreds of millions out of poverty, and save countless lives.

Job Summary:

Lynk is looking for a Technical Project Manager to oversee technology development projects focused on creating new components and subsystems for our satellites and their wireless payloads. This role will be responsible for developing and managing assigned technology development projects from cradle to grave, guiding and enabling the future path along Lynk’s Technology Roadmap. This requires an individual that is entrepreneurial and drives/assists in the pursuit of technology development efforts across Lynk’s organization.

Managing technology projects at Lynk requires familiarity with wireless communications and/or spacecraft technologies including spacecraft attitude determination and control system components, modern communications signals and protocols, RF system optimization, COTS component integration, and software and hardware development. The effective candidate thrives equally in informing/architecting the future and setting the necessary project plan for execution of strategically significant efforts across multi-functional teams.

Core Responsibilities:

The Technical Project Manager will manage technology development projects across spacecraft and wireless communication domains. Specific activities include:

  • Manage multiple projects that span from concept generation through product realization for new technology development efforts in the wireless communications and/or space domains.

  • Coordinate with project sponsors and key senior team members in defining and budgeting for new technology development efforts.

  • Work with technology leads to define projects at the task level including task definition, duration, and relationship to other tasks, as well as resource loading projects to create measurable schedules.

  • Understand, manage, and take ownership of cost, schedule, and technical performance and risks associated with assigned efforts.

  • Act as the primary interface to project sponsors, key senior team members, and other stakeholders on project status and performance.

  • Interact regularly with suppliers / subcontractors related to technology development projects.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or better) in science, engineering, or relevant technical field from an accredited university; a Master Degree and/or Ph.D. in a relevant technical field is preferred

  • 3+ years of experience contributing technically to projects in the wireless communications and/or spacecraft component development domains with significant experience/expertise in one or more of the following fields:

    • Wireless telecommunications signals and protocols expertise

    • Advanced RF Design for Wireless Communications Applications

    • Advanced phased array antenna design

    • Digital signal processing and FPGA / DSP design and development

    • Spacecraft attitude control system components

    • Spacecraft power systems components

  • Demonstrated experience as a Technical Lead and/or Project Manager working in the wireless communications and/or space domains.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management processes for technology development efforts.

  • Knowledge and understanding of processes, tools, and metrics essential for project monitoring and control and risk management.

  • Experience transitioning technologies from a design concept to a functioning product is a plus.

  • Experience with the telecommunications industry (3GPP protocols and networks) is a plus.

  • Demonstrated communication/presentation (oral and written), critical thinking and problem-solving skills with an attention to details.

  • Must be good with computers. Fluent in Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX; Very capable with Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word).

  • Current active security clearance is a plus.

Job Location:

Washington, DC area