• Program Manager, Secure & Assured Systems

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/30/2019 4:45 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • 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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    Draper, a technology and system development company, is seeking a Program Manager to support Secure & Assured Programs within the Defense System Division.  The program manager will responsible for capture and execution of DoD acquisition programs with typical annual revenue of $10+ M.  She/he ensures achievement of financial, schedule, technical and business performance objectives while transitioning technological solutions that enable mission security.


    Critical technical areas include:  secure and assured electronic systems, including cybersecurity, anti-tamper, and trusted microelectronics.  A broad understanding of the application of these technical areas to defense weapon systems is required. 


    The Program Manager is an integral part of the Defense Secure & Assured Systems team, under the oversight of the Director, and supports all phases of program development including establishment and management of customer relationships, leading activities from discovery through capture including guiding technical concept/solution development of innovative technology, leading proposal teams, securing contracts, and delivering solutions to sponsors.  


    The Program Manger will:

    • Develop personal credibility with sponsor organizations and program staff
    • Lead high-caliber engineering teams to execute programs
    • Lead proposal efforts, including the development of work statements, schedules, budgets, and technical approach
    • Manage programs to meet technical, cost and schedule objectives
    • Responsible for management of contracts with sub Vendors , including negotiations and subcontracting
    • Interface with the sponsor and represent Draper production organization, plus opportunity for  executive leadership and large program reviews.
    • Responsible for management of contract deliverables
    • Prepare regular management summaries on EVMS, risks, budgets, and schedules, and present them at monthly program reviews
    • Oversee Task Leaders / Control Account Managers for each task area, and prepare yearly proposals and task products (task agreements, deliverables, control accounts, earned value status).  
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Proven leadership in Production environment
    • Ensure compliance of the ITCO and the exportability, technical determination and releasability of products and services







    Required Qualifications:


    10 years DoD program management, systems development, operations or acquisition experience.  MS degree highly preferred, however, extensive career experience is an important factor.


    Mission Relevance: Successful candidates will have experience with foreign military sales and/or direct commercial sales.


    Business Relevance: Successful candidates will be able to influence and shape technology development opportunities with the DoD government and industry stakeholders.   


    Technical Relevance: Position requires knowledge of current and evolving technology in secure and assured electronic systems, and its applicability to weapon systems.


    Personal Relevance:

    • The position requires the ability to work independently as well as with diverse groups to develop business strategies, contacts, solutions and plans
    • The individual must be a self-starter of unimpeachable integrity
    • The individual must have an active government security clearance and be qualified to be cleared for TS/SCI as appropriate


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