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Columbia, MD 21044
Aerospace and Defense
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Advanced Technology Assessment Program Manager

About the Job

Introduction: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking an Advanced Technology Assessment Program Manager.

Job Summary: Program Manager responsible for the planning, execution, sponsor interaction, and business for advanced kinetic engagement technology development and assessment.

  1. Manage projects, execute project funding, and process associated Task Assignments (TA), proposals, and supporting documentation in accordance with APL policies and government contracting regulations. Ensure that deliverables meet sponsor expectations and project execution is within schedule and budget constraints. Leverage across APL perspective, applying innovation for the range of technology development and assessment program activities, and strengthen the APL role as trusted agent in service of unique and joint programs. (30%)

  2. Establish a vision for positioning the program to provide critical contributions in assessing near peer threat technologies and innovative symmetric and asymmetric counter measures. Enhance relationships with current sponsors while pursuing new relationships with the intelligence and research communities. Develop and lead new initiatives to evolve innovative systems concepts in precision strike to counter anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) by near peer threats through participation in IR&D and S&T activities related to improving US capabilities across the kill chain. (30%)

  3. Technically participate on projects related to Advanced Technology Assessments. Apply technical skills to contribute to the success of projects working under the direction of the project or technical lead. Maintain technical acumen in the threat assessment domain. (30%)

  4. Provide direction that establishes program priorities and fosters team building within APL, with the program sponsors, and with sponsor-supporting organizations. Cultivate a trusted relationship within the APL mission areas and inter-sector community (e.g. other program managers, technical leaders, group supervisors, and support staff). Mentor key project leaders for career growth in project and program management. Coordinate with line management to select, train, and mentor project and technical leads. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:  BS degree in a relevant technical discipline. Ten plus years of experience working with advanced weapon technology systems. Knowledgeable of near peer threat systems in A2/AD environment. At least five years project management and team leadership experience. Excellent communication skills with ability to interact effectively with high level DoD military and civilian leaders. General domain knowledge of precision weapon systems, strike aircraft, mission planning, and command and control. Demonstrated systems engineering perspective. Familiarity with modeling and simulation practices. Willingness to travel and spend time at intelligence and research agencies.

Desired Qualifications:  MS degree in a relevant technical discipline and/or Technical Management (or equivalent). Knowledge of APL programmatic, fiscal, and technical environment. Knowledge of, and relationships with, the Navy, Army, and Air Force weapons systems community.

Special Working Conditions:  Occasional irregular working hours. 

Security: Top Secret Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for an SSBI and access to classified information. Preference for current SSBI. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.

APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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