Engineering Program Manager

Location: Waltham, MA
Employment Duration: Full time


Who we are

Evolv Technology is the leader in human security. The company is dedicated to making the world a safer place by helping to protect innocent people from mass shootings, terrorist attacks and similar violent acts. Evolv’s AI-based, free-flow weapons-screening and threat detection systems work at the pace of life to accommodate thousands of individuals and groups per hour – screening 50 million people to date in a rapid, undisruptive manner while preventing more than 5,000 weapons from entering a range of public and private facilities. Evolv’s customers include hundreds of top entertainment venues, schools, international airports, stadiums, corporations, hospitals, large-scale events and national landmarks around the globe. Led by a team of security industry thought leaders with a track record for delivering first-to-market products, the company holds more than 100 patents. 

Evolv is backed by world class investors and advisors including Bill Gates, General Catalyst Partners, Data Collective, Lux Capital, SineWave Ventures, Finback Investment Partners, and former leaders from national security and counter-terrorism agencies. We are recruiting leaders in sales, marketing, product, engineering, and quality.


What we seek

Evolv is looking for a dynamic leader to oversee our flagship product’s transition to high volume production. There are a number of internal engineering teams and external design partners that must be coordinated to meet our milestones. This is a newly created position; we are looking for the right candidate with the ability to shape the role in a fast-paced, agile environment. The person in this role will:

  • Coordinate with cross functional product leaders (hardware, software, manufacturing, customer service) to organize and facilitate team meetings, develop action items, and keep Evolv’s executive leadership adequately informed
  • Work with Evolv’s product development and manufacturing partners, suppliers, and subcontractors to drive product delivery schedules and timelines
  • Maintain project budgets and schedules
    • Track performance against plans, adjusting as needed to align with customer commitments, resource availability, and competing project priorities
  • Lead efforts to assess issues, determine impact/priority, drive to root cause, and coordinate with teams to implement timely, effective resolutions
  • Lead and participate in product cost reduction initiatives, including identifying, assessing, and implementing changes to reduce costs across product lines
  • Regularly update and maintain historical records for projects, including tracking KPI information for senior leadership team
  • Lead and participate in product support activities including resolution of manufacturing and field quality, regulatory, and supply chain issues.


What you bring

You have a proven track record of delivering products from early development stages to product delivery, with at least three products successfully delivered to market. You have at least five years of experience in a product development role, preferably within telecom, electromechanical, or consumer electronics markets, as well as two to three years of experience in a program/project manager role. A BS in Engineering is preferred, while an MS in Engineering or MBA is a strong plus. PMP or other project management certification is a plus but is not required. In addition, you can demonstrate the following:

  • Strong track record of planning and managing detailed project plans
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with cross functional technical teams, operation teams, vendors, and senior leadership team members
  • Experience with MS Project or Gantt Projects
  • Experience with project cost estimating and program accounting practices
  • Exposure to and ability to grasp basic technologies and engineering hardware, software, manufacturing, and quality processes involved in product development
  • Exposure to team building and team leadership


Why work at Evolv?

If you want to solve one of the most difficult issues of our time and save lives doing it, you want to work at Evolv. We are passionate, knowing that what we do and how we do it can affect life or death situations for our customers. At Evolv, you will have unparalleled exposure to all aspects of our business, working with a talented team of engineers, manufacturing and operations executives, and product managers who share our vision for a safer world. If you are inspired by invention and gain satisfaction from seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture, Evolv will be a great fit. Equity is an important component of every compensation package. We offer a flexible work environment, a unique culture, and competitive benefits: medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an unlimited vacation policy.

This is an opportunity for you to build a world class product and make a real difference in the world. Come join us today!

Evolv Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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