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Senior Program Manager

Overland AI

Overland AI

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Senior Program Manager

Job Description

About Overland AI:

Overland AI builds intelligent uncrewed ground systems for defense and national security. Our autonomy stack, OverDrive, is defining the state-of-the-art for perception, planning, and control of uncrewed vehicles, enabling them to traverse and operate in any terrain, regardless of roads, in any condition. OverDrive was purpose-built for the warfighter: through our work with DARPA and the U.S. Army, we have developed the intelligent capabilities necessary to power modern ground operations, now and for decades to come.

In a little over a year, the company has been selected for or awarded eight-figures of OTAs and other contracts across multiple services and DoD customers. We have raised over $10M in funding, led by Point72 Ventures, a top multi-billion dollar AUM defense tech investor.

Who you are:

We’re looking for an experienced, ambitious, detail-oriented professional to join our program management team. You will focus on enabling high-quality, effective delivery across existing and upcoming customer-facing programs. In this role, you will help define and execute strategic priorities related to program success and work across the entire team to ensure that company-level goals are achieved. You will work hand-in-hand with our engineering and product teams on a generational opportunity to build a critical capability, and the business to deliver it, during an urgent time.

What you’ll do:

  1. Own successful delivery of outcomes on multiple programs simultaneously.
    1. Establish and lead effective program governance (e.g., stakeholder communication, update rhythms, customer engagements, milestone management, program measurement).
    2. Ensure that programs are performed on time and on budget.
    3. Develop enduring relationships with external and internal program stakeholders; be the face of Overland AI in external meetings and onsite with customers.
    4. Coordinate and create documents in support of the program (e.g., charters, design reviews, project plans)
    5. Work cross-functionally with engineering teams to deliver technical content.
    6. Develop monthly program financial reports and forecast models.
  2. Influence the company’s strategy and growth.
    1. Work cross-functionally to develop statements of work and support proposal development.
    2. Define and execute growth strategies for current and follow-on contracts.
    3. Support the product roadmap by being the voice of the customer and advocating for their needs and requirements.
    4. Align programmatic objectives with other company initiatives to maximize overall engineering contributions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, an Engineering discipline, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience as a Program Manager.
  • Ability to obtain a US government security clearance.

Desired Experience & Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Business, Computer Science, or an Engineering discipline.
  • 5 years of operational US military experience.
  • 2 years of experience fielding software or hardware products to real operating environments in deep-tech, defense, or high-growth start-up domains.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver successful outcomes on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced operating environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to structure ambiguous problems and take action to solve them.
  • Effective communicator with demonstrated ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally.
  • Familiarity with large-scale DoD procurement programs and contract deliverables execution.
  • Familiarity with software development lifecycles.
  • Familiarity with ground autonomy systems.


Overland AI believes in creating a work environment that you look forward to embracing every day.

  • The salary range for this position is $130K to $180K annually.
  • Equity compensation.
  • Best-in-class healthcare, dental and vision plans.
  • Unlimited PTO.
  • 401k with company match.
  • Parental leave.


This position is located in Seattle, WA. Some travel expected (25-30%).