Radio Systems Program Manager

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Joby Overview: Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025. Overview:
The Radio Systems Program Manager will drive cross-organizational programs alongside a mid-size team of engineers responsible for the development of radio systems essential for flight testing experimental eVTOL aircraft and for integrating avionics radios and antennas into production aircraft. A strong background in program management within the field of radio systems engineering is essential, along with a comprehensive understanding of technical, regulatory, and logistical aspects of radio systems deployment in aerospace applications.

This role encompasses spectrum licensing lifecycle management, including requisite pre-coordinations and the creation and filing of radio spectrum licenses for global flight test operations, interfacing with legal professionals in spectrum law, and coordinating with multiple internal and external teams.

The role also covers program management of the control, telemetry and voice communications needed to support civil and military flight demonstrations in the US and overseas including relations with customers, partners and regulators.
  • Oversee the program management of internal projects involving radio systems, ensuring efficient scheduling, adherence to technical specifications, and effective and prioritized resource allocation.
  • Interface and collaborate with spectrum counsel and external partners to secure new and renewal radio spectrum licenses required for worldwide flight testing of experimental aircraft.
  • Proactively identify and drive resolution to complex cross-functional issues related to radios systems integration and functionality
  • Serve as the technical liaison to external radio component vendors, securing necessary technical support from internal teams and ensuring coherent external communication and coordination.
  • Manage multifaceted Agility Prime contract deliverables, coalescing contributions from various engineering groups including Controls and networking software, Security, Radio/Antenna, Mechanical, and Satellite communications engineering.
  • Represent Joby’s radios and spectrum expertise and interests on external trade and standards organizations committees and at related events.
  • Maintain a consistent, professional approach to supporting all projects related to radio systems, ensuring robust, efficient, and effective program execution across multiple disciplines and teams.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field, or equivalent technical experience
  • 5+ years experience working as a technical program manager
  • 4+ years of industry experience working on Radio systems
  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
  • 8+ years experience working as a technical program manager
  • 3+ years experience with Radio Spectrum licensing
  • 3+ years experience with Cellular (4G/LTE/5G) systems integration
  • 2+ years experience with Satellite Communications systems integration
  • FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $140,200 - $227,500/year. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.
Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.