Technical Project Manager

Sunnyvale, California /
Engineering /
LTA Research and Exploration, an aerospace start-up, is seeking a motivated Technical Project Manager to help support our team in building a revolutionary ‘lighter than air’ flight vehicle. This unique position allows you to have hands-on contributions through all phases of development, from concept to flight of an experimental aerospace vehicle. You will work within a dynamic engineering and design team to help plan, conceptualize, rapidly prototype, test and implement innovative solutions. We believe in fast-cycle development and approach to flight systems development with the motto "build a little, test a little, learn a lot.”

Being an entry/associate level role, we highly encourage applications even if you do not meet all of our qualifications. Our ideal candidate is a high-energy, passionate professional interested in learning more about project management!


    • Support the planning and implementation of team projects
    • Assisting and supporting project team with daily project coordination
    • Maintain and support all documentation
    • Prepare and present project progress
    • Coordinate cross-functional planning meetings and maintain meeting notes
    • Weekly updates for progress reports


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in Engineering or a related technical field
    • Exceptional leadership skills
    • Strong technical background
    • Impeccable organizational skills and acute attention to detail
    • Self-starter who can handle multiple projects with competing priorities with minimal direction
    • Confident and articulate communicator
    • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to provide professional presentations to leadership
    • Ability to work within a complex and fluid, fast-paced, demanding work environment
    • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal business functions globally as well as external advisors
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Project software applications for analysis and presentation

Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity with project/program management software including MS Project, Wrike, JIRA, Confluence, Asana, etc.
    • Familiarity with Solidworks or other CAD software
    • Familiarity with the aviation & aerospace industry, and associated regulatory requirements
    • Supply chain management certification or experience

Lighter Than Air is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other discriminatory factors prohibited by law.