The Maritime Systems Division (MSD) of Leidos’ Defense Group develops and deploys advanced technology solutions that address existing and emerging maritime missions of national importance for a broad range of customers across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, other governmental agencies and commercial clients. MSD is currently seeking a qualified, energetic technical leader to fill the position of Program Manager, to lead the development, demonstration and production of technical programs. Current and future projects span advanced concept and prototype development, low-rate initial production and full-rate production. Position will require infrequent travel to and coordination with engineering activities at other Leidos facilities, in multiple locations across the United States.
MSD is an industry leader in developing, applying, and advancing state of the art signal processing technologies and hardware/software systems for C4ISR including distributed netted sensor systems, communications systems, positioning systems, tactical decision systems, and autonomous unmanned platforms. Leidos maritime systems are addressing complex mission requirements and pioneering impressive firsts in the application of novel physical insights translated into advanced signal processing solutions and applied to the full range of maritime missions. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with an outstanding group of engineers and technologists located in Long Beach MS. The successful applicant will become part of a world class team that is a recognized leader in maritime systems development, and will support program execution of advanced surveillance or ocean electronic systems for Defense programs.
- Provides overall program leadership for Program Management of complex, high-reliability hardware/software systems within an ISO 90001 environment
- Satisfies customer requirements with innovative, cost-effective, reliable solutions that appropriately leverage advanced technologies and are suitable for production in support of Defense programs
- Support and guidance for earned value management (EVM) program
- Technical compliance in accordance with contract specifications
- Subcontractor and supplier direction and oversight
- Oversee the creation of a Project Plan that includes the tasking, sub-tasking, work breakdown structure, and coordination of work required to address all actions based on recommendations
- Coordinate and prepare for daily, weekly, and ad hoc meetings, to include development of agendas, tracking of action items, and delegation of tasks to program team
- Support business-wide financial and staff planning
- Collaborate with MSD managers and other technical leads to support capture and relative business development activities
- Work with functional staff to administer and communicate Leidos policies and procedures
- Implements system engineering processes within the program consistent with company and ISO-9001 standards
- Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Generally has 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
- Ability to achieve high customer satisfaction within cost and schedule on complex CPFF and FFP development programs with hard deliverables.
- Strong customer focus, ability to lead a team, and establish strong, collaborative working relationships with government customers, technical staff, senior managers, and peers
- Contribute to the successful capture of competitive procurements
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
- Experience managing program execution in a CMMI Level 3 or above environment and/or in accordance with ISO-9001 certified processes
- Experience managing DoD programs
- Earned value management (EVM) experience
- Fluent with MS Project schedule development
- Experience with business development activities for DoD RFPs/RFQs
- Experience managing programs that have high reliability requirements
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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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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