Senior Technical Program Manager, Site Selection



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IT, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 4, 2023
Who we are

The problem: Every minute matters in fire response. As climate change amplifies the intensity of wildfires—with longer fire seasons, dryer fuels, and faster winds—new ignitions spread faster and put more communities at risk. Today, most wildfires are detected by bystanders and reported via 911, meaning it can take hours to detect a fire, verify its exact location and size, and dispatch first responders. Fire authorities need a faster way to detect, confirm, and pinpoint fires so that they can quickly respond—preventing small flare-ups from becoming devastating infernos.

About Pano: Pano is a venture-backed early-stage climate tech startup that is the leader in wildfire early detection, leveraging the latest advancements in IoT, AI, satellites, and SaaS software to deliver actionable intelligence to customers. Pano leverages mountaintop cameras and satellites to detect the first traces of smoke and put real-time fire images in the hands of asset owners and first responders to speed up containment. Pano is already partnering with major utilities, fire authorities, and government agencies in the USA and Australia. Recent media coverage includes being named one of the Top 10 most innovative companies in AI of 2023 by FastCompany and recipient of the Innovative Mobile Service and Application Award at Mobile World Congress through our partnership with T-Mobile.

Pano brings together a diverse team bridging frontline, wildland firefighting experience with best-in-class know-how in operations, logistics, artificial intelligence, and software. Our team is composed of experienced technology professionals from companies such as Apple, Cisco, Nest, DoorDash and Meta. Headquartered in San Francisco with an office and factory in the Mission District, our hybrid team works from locations around the world. Founded in mid-2020, we’ve raised over $40M from leading VC funds.

Role overview

Pano is searching for a Senior Technical Program Manager to organize, optimize, manage and drive the process of screening and selecting sites for deploying Pano Stations for customers in the United States, Australia, and Europe. You will be a true team leader, adaptable, self-motivated and able to work in a highly active work environment. Reporting to the Director, Operations you will be a force multiplier for the team and responsible for optimizing and managing a scalable site selection process for our Pano Stations, and continually improving the quality and efficiency of these interactions. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a successful, fast-paced startup environment, all while working on a meaningful and urgent problem.

  • Serve as the Program Manager for site selection process and the team that supports this process across North America, Australia, and Europe
  • Drive and coordinate site selection activities to ensure the timely deployment of our installations
  • Partner with internal organizations including supply chain planning, commercial teams, site analysis engineering, project management, and operations to align on key business terms and solidify implementation plans
  • Aid in the processing of contracts and agreements for internal approval
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving the site selection process and implement management metrics and tracking mechanisms to ensure the health of the process
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (0 to 45% at times)

Qualifications & Experience
  • 7+ years experience developing and shipping complex technical programs at a technology related manufacturer
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Proactive and highly self motivated; good critical thinking skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize large amounts of information from multiple sources to draw conclusions
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to simplify and explain complex problems, with a willingness to challenge when necessary
  • Superior organizational skills and time management abilities, with ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities at the same time
  • Proven track record of deploying process feedback loops to ensure the health of the project management process
  • Experience working as part of a geographically dispersed team, across multiple time zones
  • Extensive experience using project management software such as Lateralworks or Jira
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Bachelor degree in Business or Technology required, Masters preferred

$140,000 - $175,000 a year

Final salary offered is based upon multiple factors, including individual job-related qualifications, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and location. In addition to salary, this position is also eligible for stock options. We offer comprehensive health insurance, paid time off, and 401k.

Pano is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and supporting our team-members regardless of where they come from. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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