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IT Project Manager



IT, Operations
Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2024

Company Overview: Dedrone is the world’s most trusted smart airspace security company. Hundreds of commercial, government and defense customers around the world rely on Dedrone’s comprehensive, command and control (C2) solutions to protect against the persistent and escalating threat from drones while enabling “good” drones to fly. By leveraging AI/ML, Dedrone is the only solution that provides continuous, autonomous interrogation and verification of drones that enables both multi-sensor and multi-mitigation options onto a single fused "pane-of-glass". Whether on-premise / air-gapped or in the cloud, Dedrone customers can easily detect, track, identify, analyze, and mitigate drone threats.

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our dynamic team at Dedrone. In this role, you will partner closely with the product to ensure the successful execution of product strategies and the timely delivery of our software and hardware products. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management, with experience managing complex projects and collaborating with cross-functional teams. If you are passionate about technology, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent leadership and communication skills, we want to hear from you.

You will...

  • In partnership with product and engineering, develop and execute project plans that align with product strategies and business objectives.
  • Coordinate and lead cross-functional teams, including engineering, design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales, to ensure project goals are met.
  • Develop detailed project schedules, resource plans, and budgets, and track project progress against these plans.
  • Identify and mitigate project risks and issues and develop contingency plans to ensure project success.
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among project team members and stakeholders, ensuring alignment and timely decision-making.
  • Monitor project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, and report on project progress to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget, meeting quality standards and customer expectations.
  • Conduct post-project reviews and identify opportunities for process improvement to enhance future project performance.
  • Maintain comprehensive project documentation and ensure compliance with internal and external standards and regulations.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the project team.

You have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, business administration, or a related field; PMP or equivalent certification is a plus.
  • Proven experience in project management, preferably in the technology or hardware industry.
  • Strong understanding of both Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies and tools, with experience managing complex, cross-functional projects.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire project teams towards common goals.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment and familiarity with agile methodologies.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a high level of ambiguity.

At Dedrone, we believe that great ideas come from anywhere. We support a collaborative environment and value open participation from individuals with different ideas, experiences, and perspectives. We believe having a diverse team makes Dedrone a more interesting and innovative place to work, and we strive to make Dedrone a welcoming and inclusive place for all.