Program Manager - Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs)

Saronic Technologies

Saronic Technologies

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Saronic Technologies is a leader in revolutionizing defense autonomy at sea, dedicated to developing state-of-the-art solutions that enhance maritime operations for the Department of Defense (DoD) through autonomous and intelligent platforms.
Job Overview:
As a Program Manager for Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs), you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the development, implementation, and execution of ASV programs for the Department of Defense. You will lead cross-functional teams, manage project timelines, budgets, and deliverables, and ensure the successful delivery of ASV solutions that meet the DoD's requirements and exceed expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Program Leadership: Lead and manage ASV programs from inception to completion, ensuring alignment with DoD objectives, contractual obligations, and strategic goals.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with Business Development, Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mission Operations, and other departments to drive program success and ensure seamless integration of ASV solutions. Collaborate on team decisoins for business pursuit and long term resource planning needs.
  • Project Planning and Execution: Develop comprehensive project plans, schedules, and budgets, and oversee their execution to ensure on-time delivery and within budget constraints.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges in ASV programs and develop mitigation strategies to minimize their impact on project delivery and performance.
  • Stakeholder Management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with DoD stakeholders, contractors, suppliers, and other relevant parties to foster collaboration, address concerns, and ensure alignment with program objectives.
  • Quality Assurance: Collaborate with Manufacturing and Engineering teams to support rigorous quality assurance processes and standards, ensuring ASV solutions meet or exceed DoD's quality, reliability, and performance requirements.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Oversight: Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and industry best practices governing ASV development, testing, and deployment.
  • Allocation: Manage human, financial, and material resources effectively to optimize program efficiency and maximize return on investment.
  • Reporting and Communication: Provide regular progress updates, status reports, and briefings to senior management, stakeholders, and DoD officials, communicating program milestones, achievements, and challenges.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance program management processes, methodologies, and tools, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence within the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, business administration, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in program management, preferably in the defense industry or related fields.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing complex, cross-functional projects from conception to completion.
  • Strong understanding of autonomous systems, maritime technology, and defense procurement processes.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and motivate high-performing teams.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and methodologies, such as Agile, Scrum, or Waterfall.
  • PMP or other relevant certifications are a plus.
  • Active security clearance or eligibility to obtain one is preferred.
Saronic does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.