Sr. Technical Program Manager, Government

Washington, DC, US

Job Description / Skills Required

LILT is the leading AI solution for enterprise translations. Our stack made up of our Contextual AI Engine, Connector APIs, and Human Adaptive Feedback enable global organizations to adopt a true AI translation strategy, focusing on business outcomes instead of outputs. With LILT, innovative, category-defining organizations like Intel, ASICS, WalkMe, and Canva are using AI technology to deliver multilingual, digital customer experiences at scale.

As a result, LILT’s AI technology foundation is similar to ChatGPT and Google Translate, before our patented Contextual AI Engine, connector-first approach, and human-adapted feedback.

Our team is located globally in San Francisco, Indianapolis, London, and Berlin with hubs located in Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston. You can learn more about us and what it’s like to work here on our Careers page!

Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.

Candidates with active or recent TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph (and can satisfy other security-related requirements) are preferred. Candidates without this security clearance must be able to apply for and maintain TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

The Government Team at LILT

LILT is expanding its US public sector offering to serve mission-focused analysts and linguists with the most cutting-edge translation technology. LILT’s government team provides a fast, multilingual, high-quality AI translation platform to United States and allied government customers. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of LILT's AI platform and our customers.

As a key member of our team, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of LILT's public sector business. Your expertise in engineering, program management, and linguistics will be instrumental in driving the development of innovative solutions for a wide range of government customers.


What You’ll Do

We have an opening for a (Sr.) Technical Program Manager to support LILT’s government team focusing on US Government customers such as the military and national security. As a (Sr.) Technical Program Manager, you will work with technical and senior leadership across the program to ensure our government offering meets the highest technical standards. 

This position is based out of the Washington D.C. metro area where you will start as fully remote and then transition to hybrid once an office is opened. Moderate travel to customer sites in the region is required.


Key Responsibilities

  • Define and implement technical roadmaps aligned with customer use cases

  • Develop comprehensive roadmaps and manage multiple tasks with varying priorities

  • Specify and implement provisioning, management, and monitoring solutions tailored to unique security and cyber requirements of diverse government customers

  • Oversee the entire lifecycle of these solutions, from initial technical program review to installation, deployment, and expanded usage

  • Propose and champion enhancements to the LILT product roadmap that enhance government user utility and satisfaction

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for government customers, collaborating with external teams, partners, and subcontractors to identify and mitigate programmatic risks, ensuring the achievement of established goals

  • Communicate effectively with executive management, providing clear and concise updates on project plans, status, and critical issues, both verbally and in writing

  • Timely escalate urgent issues and drive their resolution

  • Drive project execution, develop project plans, make informed technical trade-offs, manage risk, track, and report on status both internally and externally, and resolve blocking issues

  • Collaborate closely with partner organizations, including government agencies, to ensure that all teams are equipped for success

  • Establish goals and metrics to identify opportunities to deliver customer solutions that meet cost, performance, and schedule requirements

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related field

  • 3+ years of experience working in technical product or program management

  • 3+ years of experience working directly with research and engineering teams

  • 3+ years of experience managing programs across cross-functional teams, building processes, and coordinating release schedules

  • Experience with program management software (e.g. JIRA) and content collaboration software (e.g. Confluence, Notion)

  • Proven experience in systems engineering, program management, computational linguistics, or CAT tools

  • In-depth understanding of DoD/IC cyber and security standards, practices, and assessments

  • Demonstrated success in managing complex projects and delivering results on time and within budget

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • A data-driven approach to problem-solving and a passion for continuous improvement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of delivering results for large, cross-functional initiatives while managing multiple competing priorities

  • Experience with DoD/IC projects

  • Technical background in computational linguistics or related field with experience in AI, LLM, NLP, or computed-assisted translation (CAT) solutions


Our Story

Our founders, Spence and John met at Google working on Google Translate.  As researchers at Stanford and Berkeley, they both worked on language technology to make information accessible to everyone. They were amazed to learn that Google Translate wasn’t used for enterprise products and services inside the company and left to start a new company to address this need – LILT. 

At its core, LILT has always been a machine learning company since its incorporation on March 6, 2015. At the time, machine translation didn’t meet the quality standard for enterprise translations, so LILT assembled a cutting-edge research team tasked with closing that gap. While meeting customer demand for translation services, LILT has prioritized investments in Large Language Models, believing that this foundation was imperative to the future of enterprise translation.



  • Compensation: Competitive salary,  meaningful equity, 401(k) matching, and flexible time off plus company holidays.

  • Medical Benefits: Employees receive coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus FSA/DFSA, HSA, and Commuter benefits. In addition, LILT pays for basic life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability.

  • Paid parental leave is provided after 6 months.

  • Monthly lifestyle benefit stipend via the Fringe platform to allow employees to customize benefits to their lifestyle.


LILT is an equal opportunity employer. We extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to an individual’s race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, veteran or marital status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. We are committed to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.