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Program Manager - Maritime Services

Department: Engineering - RI
Location: Middletown, RI

SUMMARY:    KVH operates a global satellite network that provides Internet, telephony and entertainment services to ships. KVH’s products and services span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at KVH, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects, often working with Agile/scrum teams. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.  Reports To:   VP, Product Development

The Maritime Services Program Manager is responsible for developing critical operations and entertainment products and services that are used by the maritime customers of our global satellite network. This role is also responsible for managing the development and deployment of back office tools and systems that support the delivery of our services.


  • Work directly with the product management organization to provide critical leadership and guidance in the requirements definition process.
  • Direct cross functional teams to develop new products/services based on customer specifications.
  • Coordinate and write marketing and engineering requirements documents, statements of work, specifications, develop schedules, development budgets and cost of goods estimates that can be understood by technical, functional and business driven teams throughout the organization.
  • Communicate projects status to management.
  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to program master plans and schedules.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of satellite communications principles
  • Extensive knowledge in design and operation of satellite communication networks and network management systems, including broadband IP over satellite, TDMA, DAMA and SCPC
  • 5 years of relevant experience such as managing small and medium size projects, preferable in an Agile/scrum environment.
  • Demonstrated operations management aptitude and ability to manage projects of limited to moderate complexity and scope.
  • Highly analytical, with a track record of being a strong problem solver, capable of translating analysis and insights into actionable business plans
  • Attention to detail, logical thinking and independent decision making skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication to bridge potential gaps across the cross-functional teams and exceptional interpersonal and solution-oriented attitude.

U.S. citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time. KVH Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability. We offer a full suite of benefits to include generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health savings/flexible spending account, employee stock purchase program, and 401k/Roth. 

All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.  KVH also conducts background checks and drug screening after acceptance of an offer. #LI-TM1

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