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L3Harris Program Manager in Torrance, California


Job Location: Torrance, CA

Job ID: AS20212304-60191

Job Description:

We currently have an opening for a Program Manager at our Torrance, California location. In this position, you will lead matrixed, multidisciplinary teams in the development and production of traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) for commercial and DoD customers, and create and maintain schedules for assigned programs. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assume responsibility for program profit, schedule, and technical performance

  • Create and maintain schedules for assigned programs using Microsoft Project

  • Utilize Earned Value Management (EVM) to status programs

  • Provide risk and opportunity management for assigned programs

  • Coordinate with business management and functional management to ensure that workload, staffing plans, work processes, and procedures are aligned

  • Manage programs through all phases, from proposal preparation and submission, contract negotiation, baseline, PDR, CDE, MRR, TRR, qualification, validation, production, and delivery

  • Prepare and deliver detailed program review packages to senior management and customers

  • Manage program pricing process and accurately forecast bookings

  • Participate in new business proposals, project projections, and analysis of requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of six years of prior relevant experience, or a master’s degree with a minimum of four years of prior related experience

  • Expertise in the use of Microsoft Project is required

  • Experience with earned value, cost, and schedule management is necessary

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to successfully direct, motivate, and influence a team using a combination of technical knowledge, teamwork, and people management skills

  • Ability to successfully manage a wide range and high volume of activity

  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to succinctly address complex issues and action plans with program team, peers, and senior management

  • Previous technical program management experience or demonstrated knowledge of high-reliability hardware requirements and RF component design, production and test is preferred

  • Program management certification or equivalent preferred

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.