Overview Wheels Up is on a mission to democratize the private aviation space through cutting-edge technology and innovative product and service offerings. With the Wheels Up App, anyone can search, book, and fly on private aircraft from the worlds largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified

Senior Technical Program Manager

Wheels Up Partners • 
Seattle, Washington, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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Overview

Wheels Up is on a mission to democratize the private aviation space through cutting-edge technology and innovative product and service offerings. With the Wheels Up App, anyone can search, book, and fly on private aircraft from the worlds largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified planes, totaling over 1,500 whenever they have a travel need. Its as easy as booking an Uber or an Airbnb.

In February 2021, Wheels Up entered into a merger agreement with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) called Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp. to become a publicly traded company. At that time, Wheels Up was appraised at an enterprise valuation north of $2B. In January 2020, we entered a groundbreaking partnership with Delta, which combined Delta Private Jets to expand our fleet and offer guaranteed nationwide coverage. This enabled us to provide unparalleled experiences across private and commercial air travel. We also acquired our longtime partner Gama Aviation in March 2020, making us the largest Part 135 operator in the U.S. and one of the worlds largest private aviation operators and aircraft management companies. And in January 2021, we acquired Mountain Aviation, the largest Part 135 operator of Citation X Super-Mid Jets in the U.S. These developments, coupled with our previous acquisitions of Avianis, a leading tech company in our space that has accelerated the development of our next-level digital platform, and TMC, the leading light jet charter wholesaler in the U.S., have made Wheels Up one of the fastest-growing and most innovative private aviation companies in the industry, capable of fulfilling any flight need. At Wheels Up, we realize our vision of making private flying and the accompanying lifestyle accessible to millions of individuals, families, and businesses in the U.S. and worldwide.

Wheels Up is seeking a Senior Program Manager to help us build and scale this revolutionary platform. The ideal candidate will have a passion for program management, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and strong business acumen.

Responsibilities
  • Managing projects with top-down oversight throughout the entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope and timeline using SDLC/Agile management and communication tools
  • Developing comprehensive project plans that merge customer requirements with company goals and coordinate various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation
  • Ensuring delivery needs and expectations are met (story quality, prioritization, definition of done, etc.)
  • Lead and manage various scrum ceremonies and drive sprint planning and schedules to delivery successfully
  • Able to dive deeply into technical details (e.g., key dependencies, design choices, operability, etc.) and drive constructive discussions with engineers
  • Working with Product team to manage deployment schedule and resources
  • Monitoring project progress continuously and developing detailed scheduled reports on measurable items, such as milestones and deliverables.
  • Communicating proactively with all involved personnel to identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.
  • Reviewing proposed modifications on projects plans, including meeting with interested parties to approve and implement beneficial changes.
  • Overseeing acquisition of resources and materials as needed before and during projects by talking with customers, team members, managers, and assisting in finalizing agreements with vendors.
  • Managing and reporting engineering teams time in harvest for budgeting concerns
  • Improves project and process efficiency. Optimizes cross-team processes that improve team efficacy and delivery by continuously gathering process improvements data points from various entities involved in execution
Qualifications
  • 6+ years of Technical Project Management experience managing agile teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science, or a related technical discipline
  • Strong communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders such as management
  • Proven experience with Agile methodology, Jira, Azure DevOps, creating and managing sprints, features, dashboards, and queries
  • Ability to write SQL queries to collect data and drive fact-based discussions and negotiations
  • Experience serving as a Scrum Master for development teams
  • Certified Scrum Master and/or SAFe certification preferred
  • Experience creating and fostering a collaborative team environment
  • Passion for technology and willingness to learn the product
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