Senior Program Manager - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations
Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. 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.
Responsibilities for this Position
At General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), we deliver systems that provide critical guidance to our nation’s leaders. As market leader in technology innovation, we are seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting-edge solutions to our customers.
GDMS has an immediate opening for a Senior Program Manager. The selected candidate will manage Surface Ship Platform Integration (SSPI) Integrated Combat Management Systems (ICMS) development and modernization programs. The Senior Program Manager will work among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues, and enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.
The position will report to the Combat Systems Portfolio Lead within the SSPI Business Area Segment.
Managing the ICMS program or set of programs in support of the SSPI business area;
Working closely with SSPI business area technical and management team to align business area capabilities, investments, and potential offerings for domestic and foreign intelligence markets;
Identifying opportunities and pursuit strategies for new combat systems capabilities, including enhancements to current contracts;
Establishing and maintaining relationships with the Naval Combat Systems Community;
Providing strategic leadership to ongoing programs and pursuits;
Leading program and technical teams through execution of multiple diverse combat systems projects through coordination with GDMS engineering staff, business development staff, and our strategic partners;
Fostering a team environment with program management, engineering and business development staff.

Demonstrated knowledge of products and technologies including current and potential applications
Demonstrated knowledge of target customer markets
Ability to generate cohesive program plans
Must be able to establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements
Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary
Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
Ability to understand and analyze program financial data
Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements
Demonstrated understanding of advanced of risk and opportunity management techniques and ability to apply them to programs
Demonstrated knowledge of business objectives proposal techniques, and business development for new business
Ability to lead teams in matrix organization
Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, \
Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies
Ability to apply advanced negotiation skills to solve internal, external and customer issues
Demonstrated understanding of business and supply chain strategy
Demonstrated knowledge of government contracting practices and regulations regarding acquisition
Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills
Ability to identify partnership candidates best suited to fill product/program gaps
Needs ability to execute company policies that affect immediate operations
Skilled in the development and implementation of product/program strategy and tactics Ability to manage/mentor others within program management discipline
Demonstrates proper negotiation of program/product line related decisions
Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments normally result in serious delays and considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds
Will interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels
Working Knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
May be required to travel
May be responsible for hire/fire decisions
Knowledge of system/software development life cycles, in particular system integration and test;
Program/Project Management task planning and scheduling via project management software tools (e.g., MS Project)
Program and portfolio management of naval combat systems programs/contracts exceeding $15M/year;
Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience;
Proven communication skills (written and presentation) including experience in preparing and presenting program, financial, and technical status;
Willingness to travel worldwide to support programs and business growth.

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