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Development Project Manager - VoWiFi/InFlytRoam

Job ID: R0075151 Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Melbourne, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.


When you rely on airlines to connect you in flight, you rely on Thales. In an increasingly fast paced world, we make the unpredictable, predictable by connecting and entertain passengers to make your life better. Combining a diversity of talents, we master the decisive moments that matter to passengers and airlines. Whatever it takes.

We are currently looking for a Development Project Manager – VoWifi/InflytRoam to join Thales in Melbourne, FL. This strategic role’s primary responsibility is defining, managing the technology and development efforts which support the long-term strategic business development plans for the FlytLIVE Connectivity solution.  In addition, this role is responsible for providing assurance to the Corporation and Business Lines that the technical solution is consistent with the Product Roadmap and optimized in terms of adequacy to the program needs, technology selection, architectural design and competitiveness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of VoWi-fi based calling and texting aka InFlytRoam aligned with product policy and support commitments for existing and new customers
  • Liaisons with solution engineering managers to manage development in line with Chorus 2.0 DDQS, and interface with procurement, quality, finance, PMO and other support organizations to ensure project accurate indicator consolidation and reporting
  • Work with multiple stakeholders (Marketing, Product line, Customer Program office) to define  strategies for InFlytRoam that meets business needs
  • Directs work scope and priority features and developments in line with technology deployment commitments as part of product policy
  • Accountable to deliver fully integrated and tested subsystems on scope, schedule, quality, and budget.
  • Coordinates with solution engineering managers to assign personnel to support aircraft connectivity development  projects
  • Works with Project Leadership to define WBS, schedule and project execution plans
  • Manage risk, issues and corrective actions within the InFlytRoam segment of the Global Connectivity Platform
  • Validate technical solutions in collaboration with solution engineering managers to ensure compliance to customer expectations
  • Coordinate the resolution of technical issues during development activities
  • Support all related Bid & Proposal activities associated with InFlytRoam

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Aerospace, Systems) or related science.
  • > 10 years’ experience in SATCOM Systems (Broadband/ Ka) and Telecommunication Technologies
  • > 5 years in Product Development Leadership  
  • > 5 years in System and Product Integration
  • Good knowledge of Avionics Product Development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Engineering or MBA is a plus

Are you ready to be part a part of something big? If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you’re looking for an exciting challenge, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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