Program Manager - Analytics & Human Systems

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/5/2018 5:32 PM)
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Draper's Analytics and Human Systems business combines advanced concepts from Computer Science, Data Science, Social Science, and Human-Computer Interaction to the domain of anticipatory analytics and behavior understanding for improved threat detection and counter deception.


The Program Manager will be responsible for creating, capturing and executing highly innovative programs for USG customers.


The Program Manager will:

  • Develop personal credibility with sponsor organizations (e.g., IARPA, DARPA, OGAs, DoD);
  • Lead high-caliber engineering teams to develop advanced concepts;
  • Use her/his technical background to identify and qualify potential technical capabilities that may have a significant operational impact;
  • Lead proposal efforts, including the development of work statements, schedules, budgets, and compelling technical approaches;
  • Manage programs to meet technical, cost, and schedule objectives; and
  • Work effectively with a geographically distributed team and/or other collaborators.




This position requires strong technical talent, domain expertise, and presentation and project management skills.


A strong technical background in Computer Science, Operations Research, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, or related Analytics disciplines is required.  The candidate should have a Masters or Ph.D. degree(s) in their technical field and program management/effective-leadership experiences in programs requiring advanced technologies.


The candidate must have excellent presentation, networking, and written communication skills, enthusiasm for solving challenging problems with high-performing teams, and recent experience working with Analytics Customers in either the DOD and/or Intelligence Community.


Ability to receive a security clearance is required.  A recent Extended Background Investigation is a strong plus.


This position requires demonstrated skills in innovation and collaboration.  The capacity to lead, influence and inspire others is essential.

  • This position requires 7-12 years of experience.




Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance. Applicants with a security clearance are strongly encouraged to apply.


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