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Senior Program Manager - Space & Avionics Programs

Company: General Dynamics
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities for this Position

Senior Program Manager - Space & Avionics Programs

Job ID: 2021-47757


Required Clearance: TS/SCI, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements

Posted Date: 3/15/2021

Category: Program/Project Management

Employment Type: Full Time

Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


A Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI within a reasonable amount of time after hire, with acceptable timing determined by manager. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

The responsibility is career-defining. So is the opportunity. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we invent the technologies, products and services, that help our nation's heroes keep our nation safe. The work is so advanced, our teams regularly redefine innovation and excellence for the world. If you're looking for a challenge, you've just found it.

This Senior Program Manager position is with Space & Avionics Programs Cyber Systems (SAP-CS) line of business. The space industry is changing drastically driven by significantly lower launch costs, which is enabling new and exciting missions. This inflection point is driving higher growth and opportunities for SAP to address new missions and to counter emerging threats to our nation's space assets. In addition to the space segment of the SAP portfolio, the DoD is moving network security closer to the warfighter, which is also expanding the role of SAP to address low power, smaller security systems for wearable, leave behind sensors, small UAVs, and intelligent munitions. This push to move out and secure the edge is another growth area for SAP. As such, we need leaders to help drive that growth and to enable new solutions to enhance the capabilities and protect our warfighters.

As a seasoned team leader, you'll use proposal plans and strategies to lead a team in developing, defining, and implementing cohesive, integrated program/product, subcontractor, and material plans, and business plans that achieve overall current and long-term objectives of the program/product, business unit, and division. The Senior Program Manager will identify needed resources for projects, define and assign major program roles, lead the establishment of and sets integrated WBS-based budget and schedule baselines, and monitor work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet program/product schedules. We'll rely on you to balance program risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets, as well as manage people who lead cross-functional program teams in matrix organization that are focused on the delivery of a product or computer-based system from design to release for customers.

What you'll experience:

  • Technologies that aren't just top-notch, they're often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what's next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it's discovered

What you bring to the table:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus a minimum of 8 years relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years relevant experience to meet managerial expectations
  • Strong knowledge of products and technologies including current and potential applications
  • Skilled in the development and implementation of product/program strategy and tactics
  • Exceptional communication skills to relay issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives

What sets you apart:

  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: General Dynamics, Scottsdale , Senior Program Manager - Space & Avionics Programs, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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