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Project Data Analyst

Job Responsibilities and Duties

This position is responsible for supporting Project Managers (PMs) on multiple projects involving engineering development, maturation, and integration of autonomous flight technologies. Directed by PMs, the Project Data Analyst performs assigned managerial tasks, following defined approaches to track project resources, expenditures, and progress while also assisting PMs in coordinating project activities. Time permitting this position will also support the company’s business development, product management, and other departments.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist PMs in setting up project infrastructure including financial files, charge access, schedules, project folders, and workspaces.
  • Support Project Managers in creating and managing proposals and project plans including budgets, schedules, work breakdowns, Contract Data Requirement Lists (CDRLs), and tasking necessary to achieve project objectives.
  • Regularly track project expenditures and resources, monitoring dependencies, requirements, and progress towards project completion.
  • Assist with communicating expenditures, schedule status, resourcing, technical progress, and a path forward towards fulfillment of milestones and deliverables.
  • Provide support to document and convey project status to internal stakeholders and external customers via quad charts, monthly reports, and presentations.
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement and streamlining of project management tools including project setup, financial tracking, bid & proposal, and staffing allocations towards increased automation for evolving business needs.

Areas for growth include:

  • Work with technical project leads and Program Managers to plan and execute company projects.
  • Develop project plans including cost estimates and schedule projections in support of strategic planning, business development, and proposal activities.
  • Assist with configuration management, information management, test data support, documentation management, and integrated logistics support.
  • Interface with Product Managers, Engineering personnel, and business development personnel in support of various company initiatives.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a technology or engineering-related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, with Microsoft Project proficiency a plus.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills and be a multi-tasker; able to balance multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with high-tech or robotics enterprises is a plus.
  • Prior experience contributing to R&D and/or technology maturation efforts is a plus.
  • Due to the nature of Near Earth's funding, this position is restricted to US citizens.


  • Compensation compatible with qualification
  • Stock options
  • 401(k) plan
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Paid-time off and parental leave
  • Life insurance, long-term and short-term disability benefits

Company Overview

At Near Earth Autonomy, we are building the future of flight by creating autonomy systems that enable aerial vehicles to fly themselves safely and efficiently.  When you join our company, you will get a spot on a team with the best minds in robotics and aerospace working to solve some of the hardest problems in the industry. You will write algorithms to keep aircraft safe by detecting wires hundreds of feet away, implement programs that map the world by processing hundreds of thousands of lidar data points per second, design sensor enclosures that can withstand the vibrations of helicopter blades spinning at 400 rpm, and participate in flight tests to watch your technology in action. You will collaborate with mentors and teammates who are happy to share their expertise and help you grow professionally.

Here, you will find the reputation of a well-established company combined with the meritocratic structure, dynamic culture, and personal ownership of a start-up. You will be able to discuss the company strategy with our CEO over tacos, talk shop with our CTO on a walk through the 640-acre park next to our office, share your cooking skills with your colleagues in the annual chili cook-off, and wear the company uniform playing on our soccer and rowing teams.

We are a community of valued individuals who understand that life happens outside of the office. We are flexible and accommodating to our staff’s needs, particularly when unexpected situations arise such as needing to take care of home life and family. Our compensation package includes a salary that enables a comfortable life, stock options that reward employees for long-term loyalty, a 401k retirement plan, and medical, dental, and vision benefits.

We are looking for women and men who want to revolutionize aerial delivery, transport, and inspection. If you are up for the challenge, please submit your application, come on board, and let your passion take flight.


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