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Job #: R-00124057
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Digital Modernization

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Dynetics Group within Leidos is seeking a qualified candidate capable of leading program execution within for the IFPC Enduring Shield launch system product areas. The IFPC Enduring Shield launch system is a critical element of the US Army Force Protection strategy intended to defeat cruise missile and unmanned aircraft system threats. The launcher, designed with open architecture principles, will be assembled and integrated at Dynetics facilities in Huntsville, AL. The Enduring Shield launch system is currently in a prototype / development test phase in partnership with PM SHIELD, within PEO Missiles and Space, US Army. Upon completion of the prototype phase, expected in mid 2024, the program will transition through Operational Assessment, IOT&E into Limited Rate Initial Production (LRIP) with full rate production for both the US as well as expected sales to international customers. It is expected that product area will lead to approximately $500M annual sales in full rate production.

Successful candidate will report directly to the Vice President of the Enduring Shield Program within our Product Development and Manufacturing Division. The selected candidate will provide program management support within the ongoing prototype/development program, will lead the missile datalink effort as a follow-on developmental and test program which merges into the launcher prototypes, and will support other internal research and development associated with the Enduring Shield Launching System product area.

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will be:

  • Serve as program manager for key projects underneath the Enduring Shield portfolio with initial emphasis on Missile Datalink integration to provide in-flight target updates to the missile

  • Program Management (cost, schedule, technical, risk/opportunity management) support to the VP of Enduring Shield for the execution of contracts/programs/activities within the Enduring Shield Launching System product area. Maintain a healthy business rhythm to ensure contract deliverables, program reviews, and other leadership artifacts are continuously improved

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience

  • Generally has 8+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects

  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret security clearance

  • Demonstrated ability / experience leading significant program management tasks with high complexity and annual budgets of at least $10M, with preference to $50M+

  • Experience working in leadership positions on a large/complex program using earned value management to drive project performance

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and track program baselines for design & development, manufacturing, and test programs to mature Prototypes into Production

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully engage, motivate, and retain a diverse workforce of both engineers and production personnel

  • Demonstrated ability developing messaging and materials to support engagements with senior customers, including SES and Flag Officer levels

Must be able to travel 25 - 35% of time

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with hardware/software product development and production programs with preference for missile and weapon systems

  • Prior experience with international / foreign military sales

  • Prior experience with manufacturing execution to establish production lines and asses manufacturing readiness level is preferred

Security Requirements:

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $144,300.00 - $260,850.00

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.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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