Senior Technical Project Manager, Corporate Technology

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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 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:

The Senior Technical Project Manager, Corporate Technology (CT) is responsible for successful delivery of small, medium, large and complex programs/projects through all phases of the Project Management Lifecycle which includes – initiation, planning, development, execution, control & closeout of projects. The role will support IT/CT and the business as a member of the IT/CT PMO organizing, coordinating and driving technology programs and projects.

  • Lead tactical and strategic IT/CT projects/programs and complex technology and/or IT Infrastructure projects.
  • Thorough business applications system architecture (Ex: ERP, Workday, etc.) understanding to understand the project status.
  • Ensure IT/CT programs/projects deliver on commitments
  • Define, plan, direct the establishment & execution of a broad range of technical programs/projects, while balancing the competing demands of scope, time, cost, quality, resources and risk
  • Plan, organize, lead and monitor the activities of the project team
  • Develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Develop detailed project plans, sprints, or kan-ban break-outs
  • Provide project risk analysis and mitigation planning
  • Maintain overall control of the schedule, budget and scope
  • Create collaborative partnerships and perform stakeholder management with customers, vendors and other teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Ensure projects' objectives/requirements are clear and agreed to by all stakeholders.
  • Develop projects' scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Prepare and manage deliverables (Project Plan, Risk Plan, Communication Plan, etc.) – use deliverables to conduct the project
  • Manage the escalation of issues and submit recommendations to PMO and/or executive steering teams to remediate
  • Track the status of deliverables and any decisions made regarding Project Change Requests and outstanding issues weekly
  • Update appropriate documentation and project plan to reflect changes in requirements and commitments
  • Identify, document and ensure analysis of scope change requests throughout the project lifecycle
  • Utilize company release management, change management standards and procedures
  • Manage and develop project cost estimates and tracking to actuals
  • Participate in process definition to support changes in maturity as Archer grows
  • Communicate w/ office-based and remote personnel in different time zones

What You Need:

  • 10+ years of IT specific Project Management experience.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a computer or project management field or equivalent work experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications strongly desired
  • Extensive experience working with external Systems Integrators and global project resources across different technical disciplines in multiple time zones
  • Seasoned with diverse systems landscapes and integration needs (i.e. on-premises, hybrid, and Cloud-based applications)
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods (Scheduling, Resourcing, Cost Management, Scoping, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Collaboration tools; working knowledge of program/project management software is a strong advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Demonstrated communication and influencing skills at all levels of the organization and across technical and non-technical teams
  • Self-driven and highly motivated with strong attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Experience leading large cross-functional digital transformation and system implementation initiatives
  • Strong ability to work across domains and multiple technologies
  • Ability to be detailed in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Ability to address and resolve difficult situations even under time pressure
  • Experience managing projects with a global footprint

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure technology
  • Any prior experience with new site builds

Please note that this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not include an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications

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 $133,000.00 - $167,000.00. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
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.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.