Spectrum Convergence Program Manager


ContractEstimated: $88,000 - $120,000 a year
Directs all phases of R&D programs from inception through completion for an engineering group of 8-12 people in the Spectrum Systems Laboratory (SSL). SSL is focused on developing state of the art technologies for spectrum operations including electronic warfare (electronic attack, support, & protect), spectrum management, spectrum access, RADAR, SigINT, ELINT, and COMMINT capabilities. Will be responsible for coordinating employee recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions either directly or through subordinate. Responsible for career development & individual growth of direct reports. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Participates in negotiation of contract & contract changes. Coordinates preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test. Develops new business and research areas or expands the product line with the customer. Key customers typically include DARPA, services labs (AFRL, ONR, NRL, ARL, etc.), DoD (Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.), and other gov't agencies. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules; identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

  • Collaborate with the SSL leadership in the creation and execution of a strategic plan for the SSL including:
1. The strengthening of the SSL Vision for the Integrated, adaptive, and collaborative spectrum operations
2. Future Spectrum Operations technologies for integrated operations and joint operations
3.Advanced technologies in coordinated, adaptive, and networked EA/ES missions to support the warfighter
4.Specialized signal processing spectrum operations
5.Development of advanced machine learning or cognitive spectrum processing techniques for SIGINT and EW operations
6.Specialized embedded processing techniques for telecommunications devices
7.The development of innovative technologies to bridge the gap between spectrum stake holders

  • Lead the development of proposals for and execution of internal and external research and development projects to support the SSL strategic plans.
  • Collaborate with adjacent SSL groups and other ATL management teams for the development of unique technical solutions for internal and external business developments, including proposals and Independent Research and Development Programs.
  • Participate as a member of the SSL management team in lab-wide business development pursuits, contributing to bid/no-bid decisions and proposal leadership and development across business areas.
  • Provide oversight and ensure programs/projects meet financial, programmatic, and technical metrics and milestones
  • Related duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications:
Basic Quals
  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Computer Engineering or equivalent.
  • Capable of obtaining or currently have a Top Secret DOD clearance
  • 3 years experience in (RADAR, SigINT, ELINT, COMMINT, or electronic warfare) systems, signal processing, or related fields and technologies.
  • Strong Full Spectrum Leadership skills for energizing the team, building effective relationships within and out of the organization, delivering results, shape the future and implement a long term vision for spectrum technologies, model personal excellence through integrity and accountability.
  • Excellent team building ability/Team oriented and partnering.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute program strategy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Previous experience leading others
Desired Skills:
  • Must exhibit strong Full Spectrum Leadership behaviors with great interpersonal and communication skills, business acumen and a strong desire to deliver the results needed to exceed customers expectations.
  • At least 8 years experience in Government Science and Technology business with at least part having project or new business development support responsibility, Program Manager or Principal Investigator, or military experience.
  • Prefer at least 8 years experience in (RADAR, SigINT, ELINT, COMMINT, or electronic warfare) systems, signal processing, or related fields and technologies.
  • Operational and Military experience with electronic warfare and spectrum operations systems, techniques, technologies, and capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute technical/programmatic strategies for developing new technologies and capabilities
  • Familiarity with machine learning, cognitive processing, spectrum management, and state of the art signal processing techniques and algorithms
  • Familiarity with DARPA and other government R&D and S&T organizations.
  • Effective in delivering results and innovative concepts in a highly competitive environment.
  • Strong skills in developing customer intimacy and trust.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and work with both internal Lockheed Martin customers as well as external customers and navigate through the complexity of the DoD spectrum landscape and international spectrum regulations.
  • Proven track record of demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Experience in teaching others complex concepts/subjects. Ability to explain complex technical subjects in a manner that is understandable to people who are not experts in that area.
  • Excellent team building ability/Team oriented and partnering.
  • Demonstrated potential to lead a small sized organization of 12 personnel and run multi-million dollar programs.

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