Program Manager, Space Security Enterprise Architecting and Intelligence

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) - Laurel, MD4.1

Job Summary: JHU/APL is seeking a program manager (PM) with space system or weapon system development expertise to lead the Space Security Enterprise Architecting & Intelligence Program, which consists of projects for the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), the Space Threats Assessment Cell (STAC), and other military and intelligence community organizations.

For decades, APL has conceptualized, developed, prototyped, tested, delivered, and operated space systems to support the defense of our nation. This program focuses on understanding the threats to these space systems and developing an architecture of space systems that is resilient to these threats. The PM will lead a world class team with tasks that include helping AFSPC implement the Space Warfighting Construct by analyzing Air Force architectures and planning choices, "designing" adversary space systems as part of STAC's threat assessment activities, and working with other military and intelligence organizations to develop and field improved collection capabilities. The program manager will manage a diverse team located in Laurel, MD, Northern Virginia, Colorado Springs, CO and elsewhere. As part of the National Security Space Mission Area, this PM will be accountable for program execution, opportunity identification, and proposal development.

Program Execution : Manage the program's technical, resource, contract, schedule, cost, quality, risk, and security baselines. Develop and maintain relationships with the sponsors. Provide strategic planning and goals for the various projects and the overall program. Identify, develop, and capture new work. Direct the on-going effort of process improvement. (60%)

Thought Leadership : Provide thought leadership in the design, implementation, and sustainment of space control capabilities; identify future directions and roles for APL. Work across the enterprise on space control technologies, missions, and initiatives. (15%)

Team Leadership and Development : Build and lead a highly competent and collaborative team from across the enterprise to execute the work of the program. Recommend candidates for project leadership. Manage and mentor project managers, task leads, and technical leads. Coordinate program efforts through the project managers to ensure on time and within budget execution of program tasking. Provide coaching, mentorship and leadership to ensure technical staff development. (15%)

Program Strategy : Develop and maintain a vision and strategy for the program, consistent with the mission area and program area strategies and objectives. Coordinate strategy and execution of programs and projects with partner program managers in the mission area to provide most effective value to the government. Develop and maintain effective working relationships within the Space Sector and across the Laboratory. Understand the mission area strategy and how the program contributes to it. Advise the mission area executive and program area manager in making portfolio management decisions. Contribute to the shaping, selection, and management of internal research and development (IRAD) activities in support of the program, program area and mission area. (10%)

Required Qualifications:
MS degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or equivalent technical management experience.

8 years technical, operational, or organizational experience in space systems preferred.

5 years of experience in team supervision.

Experience in sponsor engagement and/or project management.

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong leadership qualities and skills in team building and managing multidisciplinary technical teams.

Current TS/SCI clearance.

Desired Qualifications:
15 years of experience in space systems, technical management or systems engineering.

Experience leading programs with widely varying tasks, such as studies, analyses, and hardware development.

Experience with all program elements through the full life cycle of a project, including proposals, technical performance, schedule, cost, funding, scope of task, activity networking, critical system interfaces, requirements management, resource allocation, risk allocation and management, staffing considerations, and quality management system guidelines.

Special Access Program (SAP) experience.

Special Working Conditions: Ability for regular travel between Laurel, Maryland campus and Colorado Springs, Colorado. May include occasional travel to Los Angeles, California office and other sites in and around the National Capital Region.

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship. TS/SCI clearance required.