Sr Principal Program Manager - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

United States

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) is NOAA’s next-generation operational Earth Observation Program that acquires and distributes global weather and environmental data from multiple low Earth, polar-orbiting satellites. JPSS data is used for mid-range 3-7 day ahead warnings of severe weather; and environmental imaging and monitoring for short term polar weather and global ocean / atmosphere forecasting/monitoring. JPSS also supports DoD Weather, European Weather, the Japanese Space Agency and the National Science Foundation.

The JPSS CGS Interface Data Processing Segment (IDPS) Manager will report to the Program Director of JPSS CGS program within the Navigation, Weather and Services (NWS) mission area. NOAA has recently approved IDPS to move to the Cloud. The successful candidate will lead the effort to reach ATO on a challenging schedule, and position IDPS to take on additional mission processing.

This role will be responsible for the execution of the JPSS CGS program in the following areas:

  • Management of all IDPS activities, including: New Business, Non-Recurring Engineering and Development, Sustainment of the existing Operational System, and Support to daily Mission Operations
  • Daily interaction with the JPSS IDPS customer program office leadership team, and other customer organizations
  • Responsible for ensuring the appropriate design, development and test is performed for the JPSS CGS IDPS sustainment and new development releases.
  • Identify and resolve or escalate IDPS issues on the program to the Program Director and government customer as appropriate.
  • Work with the customer to identify program growth and technology insertion opportunities.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the functional organizations to provide necessary support to the JPSS CGS IDPS.
  • Lead a geographically diverse team of approximately 40 people
  • Mentor personnel and implement diversity of thought and diversification of personnel to build an organization capable of sustained performance excellence and growth across multiple regions.

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience with NOAA / NASA customer base.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading teams in the defense and aerospace sector.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in large, complex data system engineering and architecture
  • Proven leadership abilities and strong complex customer relationship skills.
  • Ability to envision, chart the course for and inspire a team around a vision of the future.
  • Exceptional team player, with the confidence and integrity to quickly earn the confidence of customers and staff.
  • Strong financial acumen and knowledge of Earn Value management
  • Exceptional written, oral and presentation communication skills
  • Level 5 Raytheon Program Management Certification or the ability to obtain certification within one year.
  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time

Desired Qualifications:
  • Technical knowledge of the Cloud (AWS and AZURE)
  • Experience leading Agile and/or DevOps teams
  • Experience with JPSS program customers and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a geographically diverse team

Required Education (including Major):

B.S./B.A. degree in Engineering, Science or Math - Master’s degree desired

Location: Aurora, CO or Riverdale, MD

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.