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Senior Project Manager (R2725)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Shield AI is seeking a Project Manager, based in our Crystal City Headquarters, to support the development, integration, and deployment of the World’s Best AI Pilots on various transformative, large unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s).


  • Serve as the deputy to a program manager on large programs and/or a project manager on smaller programs
  • Deliver exceptional, proven, and reliable performance in support of customer and end-user’s related missions through support in execution of each phase (Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, Closure) of Shield AI projects and programs
  • Facilitate execution and address or escalate issues for programs, projects, and operational performance
  • Support development and ongoing execution of project plans, scope, schedule, and management, astutely evaluating the balance and re-balance the often-shifting customer cost, schedule, and technical parameters/priorities of each program as it progresses during the overall life cycle
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including customers, key partners and suppliers, both locally and internationally, and internal Shield AI teammates
  • Support the accurate and timely tracking and reporting of internal budget, resource, and project management standard metrics
  • Support the accurate and timely tracking and reporting of any and all customer or end user contractually required deliverables
  • Support driving a consistent cadence of well-organized, well-facilitated, and effective meetings, including driving all preparation and follow up activities
  • Complete critical path analyses including the evaluation of potential means to accelerate the pace or mitigate identified risks
  • Identify potential bottlenecks or delays in programs and drive efforts to achieve schedule milestones
  • Support business development efforts (information, proposal, or unsolicited offers)


  • Experience in DOD project / program management working on technical projects / programs
  • 5+ years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 3+ years and a master’s degree
  • Understanding of typical DOD project management processes and work products (Contract Deliverable Requirement List (CDRLs), Program Management Reviews (PMRs), Risk Management Board, Quality Assurance, Resource Allocation, Project Cost & Schedules Baselines, Estimates at Completion (EACs), Earned Value Management (EVM), etc.)
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with scheduling tools such as Microsoft Project
  • Strong Communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to lead by influence and collaboration
  • Adept in leadership, time management, organization, and management of cross-functional teams
  • Ability to obtain a United States DOD Security Clearance


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Experience in software development
  • Microsoft Azure DevOps (ADO) for agile project management