Deputy Program Manager - Engineering - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.
GDMS has an immediate opening for a Deputy Program Manager – Engineering (DPME) to join our Center of Excellence. This position provides an opportunity to work directly with some of our nation's fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to secure clients information systems and their contents. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Deputy Program Manager – Engineering will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.
If you are looking for an empowered position where you can use your technical and leadership skills to deliver complex solutions to difficult problems for our warfighters and to augment our national security, GDMS has opportunities for you.
As a Deputy Program Manager – Engineering within the Space and Intel Engineering department, you will be responsible for the day-to-day direction and leadership for the technical team and (as applicable) the lower-tier technical leads/DPMEs in setting the technical baseline and approach on your program. This does include the creation of the program plan (programmatic and technical), including the Integrated Master Schedule.
You will also be responsible for:
Working with Lead Systems Engineer on the tactical details of the technical approach/development process
Controlling the technical baseline (reviewing and approving recommended changes to requirements and design configuration)
Ensuring the overall cost, schedule, and performance of the program.
Maintaining the program plans (management baseline)
Conducting customer reviews and serving as an advocate for customer issues – technical and programmatic
Managing program resources, organizational interfaces, and program task scope
Representing your program on the Line of Business Corrective Action Board
Engineering approval/closure of Failure Review Board items
Developing and reporting program and departmental metrics
Basic Qualifications:
The Deputy Program Manager – Engineering position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering or a related specialty or the equivalent experience, and a minimum of eight years of related experience. A Master’s Degree in related specialty and a minimum of eight years of related experience is preferred.
The successful candidate must possess:
A passion for excellence and continued learning
Flexibility and a tolerance for change (and the ability to manage it) in dynamic program development environments
8+ years System or Engineering Lead experience
Earned Value Management training/experience
Experience interfacing with customers
Experience on high reliability product development
Preferred Experience:
Program Management and/or Technical Management experience with Satellite Systems, SIGINT, Space Payloads and Space Electronics
Active Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran