Applied Minds

Technical Project Manager

Job Location US-CA-Burbank


The Technical Project Manager will convert the Founder’s vision into technical initiatives that deliver world-class innovative solutions. The selected individual will organize and coordinate the work of a variety of technical and creative contributors.


  • Manage a variety of work which may include more than one concurrent project involving diverse and complex technical issues and substantial creative content
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust activities and processes to complement technical staff, while being able to gather information needed from them in a manner that does not slow down the process
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate successfully in an ambiguous environment with light infrastructure and process
  • Build strong and productive relationships across the organization and with remote client personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan budgets, manage project spending, provide explanations for budget status as needed in real time, and anticipate budget issues in time to act
  • Communicate progress on projects and their related tasks regularly to ensure stakeholder awareness
  • Anticipate the need to solicit feedback from executive stakeholders to confirm consistency of project direction with AMI vision
  • Notify stakeholders of new input from clients and proactively assess impact of requested changes
  • Monitor technical progress closely and make adjustments to technical initiatives, resource assignments and schedules as required
  • Ensure on-time, high quality delivery of all projects  
  • Proactively identify areas where objectives may not be met, notify internal stakeholders and drive prompt resolution without impacting client satisfaction
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technical subjects quickly, converse effectively with client technical personnel, and appreciate technical subtleties
  • Assist in developing and orchestrating “Demonstration Events”
  • Anticipate all needs for meetings such as conference rooms, teleconferencing arrangements, travel details, catering, meeting notices, attendee confirmations, materials and presentations, and general communication 
  • Confer with customers and designers during all development phases and communicate input to executive stakeholders. Work to implement adjustments in technical vision for the projects as directed
  • Identify need for talent acquisition and work with appropriate company resources to drive the recruitment of suitable candidates
  • All other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast paced environment and be self directed while collaborating closely with a very diverse team.  Key qualifications include:


  • BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or related field) with 5+ years of project management experience in highly technical and creative environment involving fast paced delivery cycles
  • Strong technical background; practical experience in engineering preferred, including rapid prototyping/development and/or designing one of a kind/complex systems. Often, technical project managers are the first line of systems engineering.
  • Having a Top Secret/SCI security clearance or willingness to obtain one, is required
  • Experience with government contracting is preferred
  • Experience in one or more of the following industries: Aerospace, Military and/or DOD, Instrumentation, High Technology Products
  • Ability to demonstrate decisiveness and good judgment
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to drive effort under deadline pressure while maintaining a collaborative, calm, and pleasant demeanor at all times
  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior Project Owner (C-level executive) to understand, document and execute on the vision
  • Must be flexible and able to accept rapid changes
  • Must be highly proficient in MS Office
  • Effective communication on all levels


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