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Program Manager, Aircraft Vehicles



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
At Hermeus, we are looking for an experienced Program Manager for Aircraft Vehicles to support the planning, execution, and delivery of our hypersonic aircraft vehicle programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the management of the overall program, ensuring it meets customer requirements, and is delivered on time and within budget. This candidate will directly report to the director of the vehicle program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute program plans, budgets, and schedules to meet customer requirements and program objectives.
  • Ensure timely and successful program execution by managing and communicating with cross-functional teams, including engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and quality assurance.
  • Ensure all program deliverables meet or exceed customer expectations, contractual requirements, and regulatory standards.
  • Identify and mitigate risks and issues that may impact program schedule, cost, or quality.
  • Communicate program status, risks, and issues to stakeholders, including customers, executive management, and other internal teams.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with customers and stakeholders to promote ongoing business and future opportunities.
  • Participate in business development activities, including proposal development and customer presentations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in program management in the aviation/aerospace industry.
  • Experience managing complex aircraft programs with significant engineering content, including aircraft development, modification, or production.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of program management best practices, including risk management, earned value management, and project scheduling tools.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance.
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.