• Program Manager, UAS Drones

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 years ago(9/18/2017 3:58 PM)
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    Windwalker Group horiz RGB


    Windwalker Group, a fast growing, Boston-based firm in risk management, physical/cyber security and professional services is seeking an innovative Project Manager to assist in formally launching a state-based project that will lead to regulation and policy refinement on drone operations and autonomous airborne systems cybersecurity.  You will support a state agency in developing and promoting strategy for incorporating long-range UAS into state operations. The candidate will provide senior level support to the state's transportation agency. This will be a multiyear effort.


    • Coordinate the design of drones, payloads and related accessories, from early development through product release and lifecycle management.
    • Interface with the various divisions and any marketing efforts to develop product specifications that are technically feasible and respond to market and client needs.
    • Prepare project timelines, coordinate Hardware, Mechanical and Software throughout development and prototyping.
    • Coordinate product communication between development of pilots, training and operational use to ensure knowledge is transferred accurately and efficiently.
    • Continue following the pilot throughout its lifecycle to ensure continual improvement of the use of the drone (both hardware and software) based on end user feedback.


    • Demonstrated ability to create quantitative based business analyses
    • Demonstrated ability to translate quantitative analysis into actionable business strategies
    • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent drone operational, interpersonal and team skills
    • Knowledge UAS aviation regulations, customer requirements, competitors, software products and related technologies
    • Knowledge of mobile and or web software development
    • Familiarity with LIDAR, (Light Detection and Ranging) Imagery and GIS analytical tools
    • 5 years experience in project management
    • 10+ years of related professional experience - either in financial operations or systems design and or drone operations
    • Familiarity with Microsoft project management software's collaboration and time management tools 
    • Experience with process improvement
    • PMP Certification
    • Advanced time management and analytical skills
    • The person must be a team player, be able to balance multiple projects and meet deadlines
    • Experience in the asset management business, operations or finance
    • Bachelor's Degree in technology, finance, business or equivalent
    • Extensive knowledge of business functions


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