Senior Program Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-21-091
    • Job Location: Chantilly, VA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/16/2021
    • Years of Experience: 8+
    • Radford Job Code: 02262-02266
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Job Description

The Senior Program Manager works with our customers and teams to ensure the successful execution of Edge / Tactical Solutions (ETS) programs/projects for our Edge / Tactical Solutions business. The role encompasses elements of Program Management, Project Management, and leadership, combined with knowledge of Systems Engineering and over-the-air communications technologies. The successful candidate will have oversight of and responsibility for successfully executing select ETS projects. 

·        Successful execution on all projects within the Edge / Tactical Solutions business.

·        Lead cross functional teams of engineering, operations, business development, and contracts.

·        Improve processes, and procedures within our Solutions group necessary for project success.

·        Work with other solutions development team leaders across the Kratos organization.

·        Primary interface to PMO.

·        Develop a practical knowledge of ETS solutions.

·        Lead highly technical engineering teams on challenging projects and manage project technical and cost baselines.

·        Manage the technical, schedule, quality, risk and business objectives for customer programs in our ETS business.

·        Properly manage classified information and activities.

·        Manage customer expectations.

·        Interface directly with customers to ensure project requirements are met and guarantee our performance meets or exceeds customer expectations.

·        Direct project personnel resources to accomplish milestones.

·        Manage sub-contractors and vendors.

·        Develop and deliver effective customer presentations (design reviews, status reports, kickoff meetings, test plans) demonstrating an ability to communicate comfortably at a system level.

·        Report on project financial performance and schedule performance to senior management on a monthly basis.

·        Travel as necessary to attend conferences and customer meetings.


Experience and Skills

A Secret Security Clearance is required.
A Bachelor of Science degree in a related technical discipline (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering).
Some experience in technology or engineering applications is preferred. 
A minimum of eight (8) years of job-related experience.
Working knowledge of RF systems, digital communications, and software defined radios. 
Experience in Program Management, Project Management and Technical Leadership roles utilizing Waterfall and Agile methods.
Extensive experience leading hands-on, communications hardware and software product development projects for DoD and Government customers.
Working knowledge of RF systems, digital communications, software defined radios.
Direct experience managing within different FFP, CPFF, and T&M contract vehicles.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint