Senior Technical Program Manager
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Join us on the leading edge to define the future of defense technologies

Vadum is looking for a skilled leader to guide and lead its program management function and teams from concept development through delivery. We need your experience as our team grows. 

In addition, as a leader and program manager, you will – 

  • Develop a deep understanding of, and help shape, customer requirements; contribute to marketing strategy and pursuit of programs; and development of the opportunity pipeline 
  • Assist in positioning for and capturing opportunities and lead subsequent resulting tasks
  • Contribute to the product development strategy of tactical EW analytics, distributed EW, streaming data processing, application of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and early TRL defense technology development
  • Coordinate and work with a world-class engineering team and business developers to selectively commercialize Vadum’s technologies  

Responsibilities include:

  • Build a team of technical and program personnel to execute the customer and Vadum vision for each program within cost, quality, and time constraints
  • Build customer relationships to create additional opportunities
  • Oversight of employees assigned to programs from technical and administrative perspective, implementing industry best practices to meet contract requirements
  • Establish milestones and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies and manage risks, address program problems, and develops mitigations/solutions
  • Presents formal and informal project status/plan briefings to the government and corporate managers through oral and written communications 
  • Actively participate in program definition and capture for existing and new customers
  • Serve as contract representative and be responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including project planning, development and implementation according to cost, schedule, and technical (scope) requirements
  • Participate as a senior member of Vadum’s leadership team in growing and achieving its corporate goals in building the capabilities of the company and increasing its long-term value 


You have: 

  • 10+ years of industry experience in a senior leadership position for defense R&D programs with experience in supervising personnel, technology assessment, systems design, system analysis, managing multiple technical programs including budgetary responsibility, planning and estimating work loading requirements, acquisition planning, communicating and interfacing with government customers
  • Knowledge of DoD appropriations and requirements processes
  • Ability to engage key client stakeholders to identify needs, and discuss Vadum capabilities and services
  • ·Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary opportunity capture team in a matrixed organization with a collaborative and a team-centric culture
  • Ability to analyze current market needs and identify viable business development opportunities by understanding a diverse set of corporate capabilities and matching them up with client needs
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics or related scientific discipline, or Mathematics

Nice If you have: 

  • 5+ years of experience with tactical Electronic Warfare with any DoD service as an operator, technologist, or program manager
  • Experience as senior enlisted, military officer, or GS-14 or higher civilian, including working with DoD organizations supporting research and development (R&D), acquisition & fielding, tactics, technique, and procedure (TTP) development, or test and evaluation (T&E)
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • TS/SCI clearance preferred
  • MA or MS degree preferred
  • Hold a PMI certification