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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Program Manager Advanced Sensors in Poway, California

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Program Manager in the Advanced Sensors Group within our Mission Payloads & Exploitation (MPEx) division, located in Poway, CA.


  • Responsible for the planning, managing and technical performance of one or more Research and Development (R&D) program(s) contained at a single location.

  • Manage all phases of the program(s) from conceptualization through completion, including acquisition, planning, and managing technical performance to ensure quality, business, and financial objectives are attained.

  • Lead cross functional technical team and diverse support team from a matrixed organization to meet program requirements.

  • Apply innovative technology and creative solutions to solve customer’s technical challenges.

  • Participate with engineering to establish design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, testing, and integration.

  • Ensure technical leadership and excellence is maintained by participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required management, professional, and technical talent.

  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders at various levels concerning resolution of technical and scheduling issues.

  • Act as the primary customer contact for program activities, lead customer program reviews to include cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Manage the development of and ensure the security of proprietary technology and maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Participate with technical staff and/or Division/Group executive management to develop and implement current, annual, and long-term technical, schedule, quality, business, and financial objectives for the program(s). May also contribute to the development of Group/Company objectives.

  • Contribute to the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities.

  • Lead planning and preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract(s). Influence contract acquisitions, negotiations and modifications.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.43832

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering, science or a related technical field as well as eleven or more years of progressively complex program administration experience with at least five of those years managing programs. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Requires an in-depth technical knowledge of Electronic Warfare (EW), radio communications, networked communication systems and RF/digital engineering.

  • Requires knowledge of DoD operations to include operational/tactical emplyment of sensors, surveillance systems, intelligence and information exploitation.

  • Demonstrates system level technical or operational expertise in advanced sensor system operation and technology development.

  • Demonstrates technical expertise and application of program management principles, concepts, and practice as well as program management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.

  • Must be able to develop solutions to problems that require coordination of technologies across program requirements.

  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives.

  • Customer focused, must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret DoD security clearance is required.

Salary: $112,320 - $205,058 Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Workstyle Onsite

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more visit https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/499/v2_0/EEO Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.