Deputy Program Manager (Remote)

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-328574
    • Job Location: Roseville , CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/09/2021
    • Years of Experience: 3+
    • Radford Job Code: 05373
Invite a friend
facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email

Job Description

Looking for relevant, innovative opportunities in aerospace? 
Look at Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (KUAS) – We’re at the forefront of delivering a family of innovative, high performance tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems. Our high-performance aerial target drones are used to provide the United States and its allies with threat-representative systems capable of emulating existing and emerging threats.

Looking for work life balance? 
Look at Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (KUAS) -   2 hours from wine country, the mountains or the ocean, KUAS is located in Sacramento, CA.  Depending on whether your ideal retreat involves snow or sand, all you have to do is hop in the car and head in the right direction.   

KUAS also offers opportunities in various locations around the nation including remote opportunities that can help you balance your life and career goals. 

We’re looking for you!
We are looking for talented team members with the skills and passion to become the best of the future in what they do. People who want to make a difference, we’re looking for YOU!

Join the KUAS team today as a Deputy Program Manager.  In this role, you'll manage works programs of varying complexity with a focus on cost, schedule performance, and business growth on assigned programs here at KUAS.

More about your role:


  • Defines program/project objectives, creates and maintains program plan/schedule, and directly manages program budget to meet established company and customer objectives.
  • Issues project instructions and controls changes to project scope and designs in compliance with established quality system.
  • Ensures that the program/project team achieves objectives for scheduling, engineering, quality, and cost control.
  • Breaks work down into manageable tasks required to meet the objectives of the program/project and customer, which includes the assigning and/or directing the work of others.
  • Ensures satisfaction of all contractual and Statement of Work (SOW) requirements.
  • Establishes a risk management program, and ensures all risks are mitigated.
  • Reports program status and performance, as required by contract or management.
  • Interfaces with the customer and other company personnel on technical, production, and procurement issues.
  • Coordinates the cost estimates (labor & material) associated with out of scope activities or future work.
  • Responsible for managing root cause analysis efforts on nonconforming product for assigned projects; troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action.
  • Keeps customers informed of program schedules and status.
  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data, using computer.
  • Coordinates and leads meetings as required to plan and communicate all aspects of assigned projects.
  • Works with other internal departments to develop a resource allocation plan.
  • Establishes the earned value baseline.
  • Establishes and monitors program metrics.
  • Grows existing programs to increase revenues.
  • Monitors program performance, formulates and takes corrective actions to mitigate deviations to the program plans and alert management of potential problems when necessary.
  • Coordinates with multiple major contractors and/or Government user.
  • Supports subcontractor development efforts, including delivery management.
  • Works within the company to ensure program quality assurance performance.
  • Manages the integration and testing of hardware and software.
  • Works with other internal programs and program managers to help develop a mutual resource allocation plan.
  • Works with contracts personnel to identify out of scope activities and ensure contract deliverables are met.
  • Oversees the receipt, assembly, test, and quality of deliverable hardware to customers.
  • Follows safety precautions.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Communicates and represents the Company professionally with all levels of internal and external personnel.



  • May have supervisory responsibility for support staff as assigned.


Experience and Skills




  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules and procedures.

  • Understanding of and experience working with FAR/DFAR and Contract requirements

  • Excellent customer relationship development and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functionally to meet program/project requirements.
  • A high degree of innovation and creativity.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Proven track record in a high variety, low volume manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of the marketplace and customer needs, objectives and expectations.
  • Ability to provide effective direction, leadership and team building.
  • Demonstrated abilities to plan, prioritize and delegate work assignments.
  • Skills and abilities to provide technical and administrative guidance for activities in defined scope of responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors.
  • Ability to develop program strategy and goals in alignment with overall company objectives.



  • Working knowledge of ISO9001/AS9100 requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a complex development environment.

  • Familiarity with contract provisions applicable to contracts and subcontracts.

  • Strong working knowledge of business financial systems / processes.

  • Leadership experience in the aerospace industry.

  • Strong Earned Value Management (EVM) experience.
  • Hands-on skills in the areas of desktop computer applications (MS Office), proposal development, and the opportunity management process.






  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business.
  • Program Management Professional Certification.
  • Detailed understanding of doing business with the US Gov’t and DoD customer especially with aerial target systems or flight operations.

  • Minimum 3 years Program Management experience, ideally in support of Department of Defense contracts. (in lieu of educational requirements, a minimum of 10 years directly related Program Manager experience in support of DoD contracts may be considered).
  • Required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 



  • Office and/or Manufacturing environments.

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones).

  • Standing, walking, lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.
  • May work extended hours or weekends.

  • May work in non-temperature-controlled environments.



  • 0-25% May be required between KUAS locations, internationally and or domestically. May require travel to customer locations throughout the world.