Program Manager

Washington, DC, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Who we are
Lilt makes it possible for every organization to communicate with their customers in the language of their choice affordably and at scale. The product combines human expertise and machine efficiency in a complete enterprise localization solution. Our mission is to make the world's information accessible to everyone, regardless of where they were born or which language they speak.
We recruit the world's best human translators and equip them with our neural machine translation system, allowing them to translate faster and better than ever. Our technology is based on NLP and HCI research from Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Lilt is backed by some of the world's leading investors including Sequoia, Redpoint, Zetta, and XSeed Capital. Our customers include some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the world who rely on Lilt every day to provide more personal customer experiences in 50+ languages.
Our team has hubs in the Bay Area, Indianapolis, Boston, Washington DC,  Berlin, Dublin, and the UK.
Who we want
Lilt seeks an experienced program manager passionate about serving our government customers, with a proven track record for accelerating customers’ technology adoption, minimizing churn and growing accounts. A motivated and driven customer advocate, this person will be a key member of the Government Solutions team and work closely with our VP of Revenue, CEO, and Heads of Government Solutions, Product and Engineering to ensure our most complex customers realize the full benefit of the Lilt platform.
This is a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic company on a rapid growth path. The right motivated individual will have opportunities to grow quickly with the company.


    • Experience serving as a conduit between the a government customer and business is necessary; experience in a complex services-oriented solution is ideal.
    • Experience delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs.
    • A background in business consulting, or change management is a plus.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple high-visibility projects at once.
    • Proven ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive and C-level.
    • Success in this position also hinges on systems/engineering experience, or the ability to learn technical concepts- mainly software related- quickly. 
    • BA. BS is required.
    • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance highly desired; ability to obtain a clearance is required.
    • MBA a plus.


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Analytical approach to collecting and iterating on feedback from current and prospective customers, and to competitive analysis and intelligence gathering.
    • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
    • Remarkable time and project management skills.
    • Keen attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.
    • Deeply curious — this person is not afraid to ask hard questions.
    • Self-motivated and inspired by a results-driven environment.


    • Ensure mission success by leading the development and integration of Lilt’s products and technologies with various government partners, support customers directly and often as their first and primary point of contact.
    • Serve as the internal customer advocate. Liaise between the customer and internal teams to clarify how their mission requirements can be met through Lilt’s products, including the plan, scope and work required. Coordinate the involvement of other internal support functions as needed.
    • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key customer stakeholders and executive sponsors; create a vision with the customer and lead internal teams to transform that vision into solutions.  
    • Manage the business-related matters of the customers: billing/accounting, contracts, etc.
    • Own and organize all account logistics: meeting management (agenda, attendees next steps); QBRs, etc.
    • Communicate the progress of monthly/quarterly initiatives to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Forecast and track key account metrics.
    • Some travel may be required (<25% of time)


      • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
      • Employer-subsidized medical, dental, and vision coverage
      • 401k with company matching up to 4%
      • Additional employer-subsidized perks offered through Fringe.
      • Professional development budget. Buy some books. Attend a conference. Take a class. Whatever you feel will help you do your best work!