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Program Manager (Software Emphasis)

Type of Position: 

Full-Time Placement

Application Deadline: 

Monday, January 15, 2018

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Job Description: 

Program Manager (Software Emphasis)

Aerospace and Defense Company Seeks a Program Manager with Experience in Software Development

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking applicants for a program manager with a software development background. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the day-to-day software development activities for military space software systems programs. A program manager is someone who has been delegated corporate responsibility for delivering on contracts by:

  • Understanding a customer’s needs and issues, usually by direct interface
  • Assembling and directing corporate resources toward execution of the contract
  • Identifying, tracking, avoiding, and mitigating risks
  • Trading issues of scope, approach, cost, and schedule
  • Delivering the contracted result
  • Managing daily activities of an engineering support and logistics team
  • Pursuing new business development opportunities

He/she shall be willing to work as part of a larger team with developers, engineers, managers, technicians, and support personnel.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or information systems; MBA with a technical BS degree
  • 5+ years technical program experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Proficiency in task management
  • Ability to organize and manage a team
  • Develop program schedules and control budgets to meet required deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while making direct contributions to team success
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Up-to-date computer skills
  • Willing to travel
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance (US citizenship required)

About SDL: SDL, a nonprofit unit of the Utah State University Research Foundation, has been solving the technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry since 1959. SDL offers flexible work schedules and competitive salaries and benefits. As a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), SDL also offers unique benefits, such as company contribution of 14.2% of annual gross earnings for retirement for exempt staff and discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents.

Company Info

Company Name: 

Space Dynamics Laboratory / Utah State University Research Foundation

Company Location: 

Logan, Utah

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Contact Information

Contact Name: 

Paula Eliason

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Desired Graduation Date Range: 

November, 2017 to November, 2018