Guidance Program Manager

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/13/2018 2:14 PM)
Requisition ID
2018-3152

Overview

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

 

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   

 

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Responsibilities

The Trident Program at Draper is responsible for the design, development, production and Life Cycle support of the inertial Guidance System that supports the US Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile. The program is looking for an outstanding Program Manager to lead engineering efforts on the Trident Program. The Program Manager must have a working knowledge of the Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) Weapon System, inertial guidance systems and subsystem design technologies. The candidate should be experienced with the fundamentals of Program Management, including WBS structure, cost and schedule reporting, earned value, and risk management.

The Program Manager will:

  • Coordinate activities across the Navy program office in preparation for the next Trident Life Extension (LE2). Activities managed will include planning, technology assessments, trade studies, and execution of pre-development activities.
  • Perform programmatic planning to ensure that LE2 tasks are fully integrated into the overall Trident program. Be responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance.
  • Effectively manage and lead a team across programs, engineering, and support contractors.
  • Demonstrate an thorough understanding of and be able to apply Model Based Design methodologies.
  • Assess, develop and implement a radiation hard electronic parts roadmap. Perform risk mitigation activities to ensure a viable approach to rad hard system design. Build up the required team and capabilities for LE2.
  • Act as a primary customer contact for LE2 activities, leading program review presentations with the customer.
  • Effectively communicate program status to upper management and proactively identify program issues and develop solutions.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership characteristics, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate. BS eng or equivalent. Grad degree a plus. Minimum 5-10 yrs of directly relevant experience. Excellent verbal and written communications are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate high levels of organization and self-motivation with the ability to lead the team to accomplish challenging tasks in a high-pressure environment. 

 

This position will require a Secret Security Clearance.

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Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.

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