Seeking a Program Lead, Electronics for our Automation, Robotics, and Sensor Systems department, which specializes in advanced vehicle displays, opto-electronic sensor systems, and military wearable electronics for tactical applications.
Responsibilities: The Program Lead will be a direct contributor to the planning and execution of new and on-going engineering development programs related to state-of-the-art electronics systems that will lead to the expansion of our product portfolio. The individual should have established technical development, organizational, and communication skills necessary to support and coordinate rapid and innovative R&D projects and product development activities with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers. Strong customer interface and presentation skills are essential to support regular communication with government customers as well as various internal support organizations.
Work with technical leaders to plan out and coordinate execution of strategic programs.
Lead and contribute to key technical designs.
Track technical development and progress through direct interaction with engineering staff.
Coordinate primary aspects of customer communication, including status update meetings, technical reports and presentations, and technology demonstrations.
Create and maintain project schedules and budgets throughout the project lifecycle to maintain alignment with contractual requirements and milestones.
Coordinate proposal opportunities to capture new development programs that align with the department’s strategic growth path.
Track and forecast project financials and work with the management in support of meeting the department’s financial objectives.
Work with government and non-government representatives to ensure integration and fielding requirements are understood and addressed.
Conduct business travel for meetings and demonstration events.
Conduct and lead meetings with our customers, subcontractors, and vendors.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering
Project management experience and PMP certification a plus
5+ years in a technical design role for rugged electro-mechanical systems
3+ years in a program management or engineering lead role in engineering or R&D environment.
Experience with government and/or military contracts
Ability to understand technical concepts across a range of fields (mechanical, electrical, and production) in order to identify and mitigate programmatic risks.
Ability to participate in technical requirement definition, management, and tracking through verification and validation is a plus.
Good interpersonal and leadership skills that suit the role of a facilitator of programmatic and technical activities.
Ability to coordinate and finalize high-quality technical writing and presentation slides with little or no supervision
Strong organizational skills to maintain a clear schedule picture of multiple projects simultaneously and to carefully track detailed contract requirements.
Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
U.S. Citizenship is required.