Senior Program Manager, Operations

Feb 06, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
Full Time



Join an innovative team that is responsible for transforming the customer experience by creating and bringing to market new products and services based upon globalized connectivity without boundaries. We reach beyond the traditional satellite industry and the broader communications landscape.   As part of the Intelsat vision, we will define new products with the performance, features, and flexibility required to open new profitable markets, drive new revenue streams and ensure the most reliable and secure communications globally. To accomplish our goal, we are looking for bold thinkers to fill this role and continue our legacy of innovation for decades to come.


The Senior Program Manager will plan and direct all activities related to the successful completion of major satellite and terrestrial communication network programs and projects during major proposal development and after contracts are executed.  Support proposal generation for complex networks during pre-sales phase. During the post-sale phase, the program manager is responsible for the successful achievement of all program requirements within cost, schedule and technical constraints as well as customer communications and customer satisfaction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      An Equal Opportunity Employer

Critical Responsibilities:

  1. Successfully deliver all program requirements within cost, schedule and technical constraints.
  2. Provide guidance and mentoring to project managers.
  3. Provide excellent customer service through transparent and frequent communication, on-time delivery of service, and timely, proactive resolution of issues.
  4. Resolve customer outages or technical issues as primary escalation interface for Intelsat Secure Operations Center (ISOC) and customer until the problem is resolved.
  5. Serve as the lead point of contact for customer communications.  Provide coordination of technical resources with IGC and within other Intelsat groups to deliver service.
  6. Interface directly with customers and vendors as the company's lead point-of-contact for all program activities


Important Responsibilities:

  1. Produce accurate and timely program status reports and presentations that include financial and programmatic performance to senior management.
  2. Support sales and business development teams during large or complex proposal efforts with development of project plan, risk identification and mitigation plans, vendor cost quotes, and selected proposal text.
  3. Coordinate systemic issues with customer networks and provide recommendations for solutions based on customer interaction.
  4. Oversee and participate in quality control evaluations for equipment and service performance improvements.
  5. Participate in negotiations with customers, contractors, and vendors to ensure program oversight and continuity of contractual obligation


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of stated minimum education and experience requirements.
  • Must have satellite and terrestrial communications background with program or project management responsibilities.
  • Must be able to direct work of engineering and operations staff to implement new services and during trouble resolution.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must have a current TS/SCI clearance.
  • Background in spacecraft and ground systems is preferred.
  • Must have knowledge and skills to work with matrix project team members across multiple departments and achieve successful project outcomes.
  • PMI Certification highly desired
  • Proficiency with MS Office products including PowerPoint and MS Project.


Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Program Leadership
  • Risk Management and Resolution
  • Program Management Best Practice & Processes


  • This position requires ITAR access; all candidates must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world's leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat's customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.

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