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Job #: R-00098891
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

Leidos is seeking a Deputy Program Manager to stage in support of the retiring Program Manager in Ridgecrest, CA. This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience to support the Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactical Training Range (AEWTTR) contract. The successful candidate for this position will hands-on train with the current team for the eventual Program Manager position vacating in 2023.

The candidate Program Manager will need to have experience in managing a large technical program involving development, logistics, manufacturing, and sustainment of complex systems. The ideal candidate will have specific experience related to Electronic Warfare (EW) threat emitter training systems, especially for the Navy. In addition to delivery of mobile EW threat emitter training systems, the AEWTTR mission requires support in diverse areas such as radar system upgrades, technical support, logistical support and range infrastructure improvements for the Navy and other Department of Defense customers.

The AEWTTR Deputy Program Manager supports the AEWTTR Program Manager as an alternate customer point of contact responsible backing up and supporting the program manager for all phases of delivery order execution, from inception through completion. This challenging and rewarding position involves all aspects of program management including hiring new employees, managing cost, schedule and technical performance, and meeting regularly with our customer to help provide solutions for complex technical challenges and to identify new business opportunities.

Are you ready to make an impact?

Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Responsibilities – Work you’ll do:

  • Support the Program Manager as an alternate interface with senior Government personnel, technical and non-technical staff, subcontractors, and support personnel

  • Support the Program Manager with maintaining a positive organizational climate with the highest professional and ethical standards.

  • Support the Program Manager with planning, execution, and management of personnel, facility, and financial resources.

  • Support the Program Manager with oversight of all task and delivery orders to ensure they are delivered within scope, time, and budget constraints.

  • Manage multiple teams led by subordinate managers and/or supervisors, including subcontractor personnel.

  • Encourage process improvement and innovation

  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities to continually grow the contract

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the management of large technical program involving development, logistics, manufacturing, and sustainment of complex technical systems. 

  • Proven experience managing a large Department of Defense indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) involving development, manufacturing, sustainment, and logistical support, with multiple concurrent task/delivery orders.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Prior management experience with similar relevant technical programs with the NAVAIR/NAWCWD organization and the Navy/Marine Corps Tactical Training Range Complex.

  • Strong understanding of Electronic Warfare (EW)/RF Threat Engagement and Survivability Training for Aircrews.

  • Experience related to manufacture or sustainment of Electronic Warfare (EW) threat emitter training systems, especially for the Navy.

Clearance Required:

  • Must maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Join a team committed to a mission!

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready to unleash your potential?

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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