Director Mission Systems, Program Management with Security Clearance

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Employer
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
Location
Roseville, California
Posted
May 07, 2024
Closes
May 23, 2024
Ref
2756848595
Discipline
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Director
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., is a leading defense technology company focused on unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, training, and combat systems. Our customers include the U.S. federal government, foreign governments, commercial enterprises, and state and local government agencies. At Kratos, we prioritize affordability as a cornerstone of our technology. We leverage proven, cutting-edge methodologies and technology to minimize costs, streamline schedules, and mitigate risks, ensuring timely delivery of cost-effective solutions to market. Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS), a division of Kratos Defense, is renowned for its expertise in developing, delivering, integrating, and supporting high-performance, cost-effective, jet-powered Unmanned Aerial Systems (Targets and Tactical). As a mid-tier defense contractor, we've demonstrated agility and innovation in providing aircraft to the US military and global allies and partners. Our track record of delivering top-notch jet-powered subscale targets has established us as a go-to defense contractor capable of delivering capabilities at an affordable price. At KUAS, we prioritize innovation, collaboration, and growth. Our team collaborates to cultivate a supportive and dynamic workplace, fostering creativity and promoting professional development while honoring personal and family lives. Join our team and help shape the future of unmanned technology within the defense industry today! GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: The Director, Mission Systems Program Management is responsible for managing the Mission Systems (subsystems/payloads which provide mission capability beyond basic aircraft flight systems) programs throughout the product life cycle to including conceptual, development, and manufacturing; ensuring performance requirements are met while meeting cost, schedule, quality, and forecasted business plans and growth. The Director, Mission Systems Program Management must have an in-depth technical understanding of complex aerospace systems and experience managing complex system programs. In addition, the Director, Mission Systems Program Management must have excellent leadership, project management, communication, and customer management skills. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Proactively provides organization leadership, develops business plans & growth strategies, manages program(s) execution to meet contract and company commitments for Mission Systems programs, and for mission systems elements in Platform-focused programs.,
Establish Mission System(s) product baseline(s) to include technical engineering design documentation including but not limited to: requirements documents, performance specifications, system schematics, subsystem specifications, standard suite of software engineering documents, Engineering Bill of Materials, and maintain comprehensive configuration management of the complete system throughout its life cycle.
Ensures efficient, effective and productive team activities are realized through development, maintenance and management of Mission Systems master plans and schedules including mission systems architecture and requirements definition, development, procurement, manufacturing, sustainment, and product enhancements.
Develops achievable Mission Systems program performance requirements including technical performance, financial objectives, contract and subcontract management, customer relationship management, and resource management. Drives performance and ensures current customer expectations and company objectives are met.
Provides oversight and leadership for the Mission System(s) portfolio of products and ensures contractual requirements are met.
Responsible for proposal development, program performance, P&L, and business growth.
Prepares comprehensive Mission System(s) program performance reports required by contract and company management tempo.
Proactively develops plans, drives actions, leads issue resolution, and effectively communicates to customers, teammates/partners/subcontractors, and other company personnel.
Champions root cause analysis and comprehensive corrective action across the Mission Systems portfolio of products.
Establishes and maintains an excellent relationship with customers.
Follows safety precautions and ensures program team members operate safely at all times. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Directly manages Program Managers and Program Teams. Works in collaboration with functional management to forecast and resource Programs. Champions program management tempo ensuring "real time" status and visibility including comprehensive return to green plans when off plan. COMPENSATION: $215,000 - $230,000 Experience and Skills KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: High degree of leadership capability with technical expertise in aerospace/defense Mission Systems overall, architecture, Development, and T&E.
Proactive, initiative-based work style.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, staff, control and direct complex software and hardware engineering (development) and production projects using tools and techniques (with advanced understanding) associated with earned value, risk and schedule management.
A thorough understanding of engineering, development technologies, and applicable military and commercial specifications and standards.
Demonstrated capability to lead major subcontractors and suppliers in meeting challenging schedules.
Demonstrated negotiation and team building skills.
Able to effectively direct goal oriented activities of a geographically diverse Team in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.
This individual must possess a strong combination of technical skills, program management skills, and sales and negotiation skills.
Senior level technical and cost performance management experience using EVMS principles.
Demonstrated mastery of development and use of Integrated Master Plans and Schedules (IMP/IMS), Risk and Opportunity Management Plans, use of a Structured Decision and Analysis Resolution process.
A high degree of innovation and creativity.
Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.
Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors.
Ability to adhere to workplace rules and procedures.
Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.
Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functionally to meet program/project requirements.
Demonstrated strong communication and presentation skills.
Knowledge of the marketplace and customer needs, objectives and expectations.
Demonstrated abilities to plan, prioritize and delegate work assignments.
Skills and abilities to provide technical and administrative guidance for activities in defined scope of responsibilities.
Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Desirable Skills: Master's degree in Engineering or Engineering Management.
Business degree or business management experience.
Familiarity with contract provisions applicable to contracts and subcontracts.
Leadership experience in the aerospace industry.
Formal program management training and US military background.
Certified CMMi program life cycle process implementation experience.
Working knowledge of ISO9001/AS9100 requirements.
Hands-on skills in the areas of desktop computer applications (MSOffice), proposal development, and the opportunity management process. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following areas of study; Engineering, Business, or Finance. Minimum of 15 years of experience in one of the following core competencies; Program Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance. Ideally in support of Department of Defense acquisition programs/projects.
Must be able to hold a Secret security clearance. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and or manufacturing environment
Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to travel locally, domestically, and internationally
50%+ if remotely located; 25% if located at Kratos UAS facility THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALSASSIGNED TO THIS CLASSIFICATION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO CLASSIFIED. A REVIEW OF THIS CLASSIFICATION HAS EXCLUDED THE MARGINAL FUNCTIONS OF THE CLASSIFICATION THAT AREINCIDENTAL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF FUNDAMENTAL JOB JUTIES. ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THIS JOB PROFICIENTLY. THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE THE MINIMUM LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS OR ABILITIES Job Benefits Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Coverage
Life/ADD & Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Savings Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
Paid Time-Off (PTO)
Holidays
Education Reimbursement