Senior Program Manager (Top Secret Clearance Required) with Security Clearance

Falls Church, Virginia
Apr 17, 2024
May 01, 2024
Safety / Security
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Senior Program Manager (Top Secret Clearance Required) KBR is seeking a Senior Program Manager to join our team. You will provide direct engineering support to the official Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E) and Engineering Prototyping and Experimentation Mission Directorate. This position is located in the Falls Church, VA area. Your essential job functions will include but may not be limited to: Provide scientific and engineering technical assessment of proposed prototypes and experimentations.
Provide a quantitative/qualitative analysis of technologies from the technological industry base, services, and Government laboratories.
Validate prototypes and experimentations utilizing proven scientific analytical methods and high-fidelity modeling to confirm key performance parameters design specifications of prototypes.
Provide technical recommendation and reports on the rapid acquisition deployment of prototypes.
Review prototypes and experimentation proposals with recommendations but deliver findings in the form of technical reports, briefings, and executive summaries.
Provide subject matter expertise with experience in the following technical areas:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning to assess the performance of software which shall enable autonomous vehicle and control elements, perception, cognition, and action of system controls within an existing prototype. The aptitude of the expert shall assess the multi-data fusion of sensor data for Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED).
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) & Electronic Warfare (EW) to assess prototype C4ISR architectures abilities to achieve the National Defense Strategy in support of Fully Networked Command and Control (FNC2). The contractor shall also perform strategic assessment of a prototype's ability to systematically observe mission objectives and its ability to acquire, fuse, and disseminate information. The contractor shall assess various ISR payloads to evaluate performance to evaluate radars, wireless communications, and Radio Frequency (RF) propagation. The contractor shall support, technology developmental, operational and integration of the Department's ability to close strategic, operational, and tactical kill chains that are acknowledged as critical weaknesses across the services, combatant commands, and Joint Staff. This includes the ability to support weapon system targeting across all domains. The contractor shall assess the technical performance of EW prototypes that will enhance electromagnetic spectrum operations to maintain Spectrum Dominance.
Space and Stratosphere capabilities to evaluate and assess the design of aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, missiles, and sensor payload prototype functional capabilities according to the proposed design. Area of expertise will include hypersonic flight characteristics and technical performance analysis, Stratospheric High-Altitude Platforms as well as sensors and subsystems required to operate in the space and near space regions.
Information Operations to assess applicability of information warfare across computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data. The contractor shall evaluate the electromagnetic and digital effects of offensive and defensive information warfare to quantify the effectiveness of prototypes for military capabilities for Offensive and Defensive Information Operations.
Hypersonics to provide the analysis of the physical phenomena of shock, aerodynamic heating, entropy, real gas, low density, and the independent coefficient of Mach number to technically assess the molecular changes of hypersonic platforms and their operational performance. This initiative shall incorporate the analysis and assessment of platforms and component technologies to include propulsion, motors, sensors, avionics, and seeker technologies.
Demonstration and Experimentation of key prototypes to assess the engineering design, risk, specification of a prototype in an operational but relevant environment to facilitate transition of the residual capability. The contractor shall have experience in System Integration, Data Management, System Operability, Performance Evaluation, Cybersecurity, Regression and Safety, and User Evaluation. Experimentation shall incorporate application of employing prototypes in a future multi-domain/Joint Warfighting Concept to explore existing capabilities. Qualifications: Minimum 15 years' of Program Management experience.
Knowledge of Project Management Best Practices.
Experience must include recent (within the last 5 years) program management experience in these areas:
Lead PM or Deputy PM for a $50M+ technology design, manufacturing, integration, and test program, or leader of a portfolio of technology development programs.
Working knowledge of the Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
Experience leading classified programs at the SCI level or above.
Knowledge of the DoD Defense Acquisition System.
Desired Qualifications: Experience as a program manager providing support to contracts of a similar size, scope and complexity.
Military or OSD experience.
Additional technical background in one or more of the following technical areas:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) & Electromagnetic Warfare (EW). Space and Stratosphere. Information Operations. Hypersonics. Demonstration and Experimentation.
Certification requirements: PMP Certification, Desired.
Education Requirements: Master's degree or higher in a recognized engineering, scientific and or technical discipline that is in a relevant field.
Clearance requirements: Active Top Secret (TS) with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility and Special Access Program (SAP) experience.
U.S. Citizenship is required for this position. KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.