Program Manager

Program Manager

Industry: Aerospace / Aviation / Defense  

Location: Santa Barbara (Hybrid, emphasis for on-site) 

 

Description 

Our client’s Santa Barbara Operations provides systems, sub-systems and components for every mission critical system on a modern military vehicle. Their heritage is in electrohydraulic and electromechanical actuation systems. 

 

Their company provides expert solutions in: 

 

·         Integrated Weapon Systems (full turret including mechanical design, fire control electronics and software) 

 

·         Ammunition Handling 

·         Data Control and Distribution 

·         Power Management and Distribution 

·         Stabilized Turret Drive Systems 

 

We are looking for a Program Manager to add to our client’s team. Working closely with the Business Unit Leadership Team and the Turreted Weapon Systems Programs Lead, the Program Manager supports efforts in all phases of the product lifecycle including proposal, design, prototyping, production, and fielding of their Turreted Weapon Systems, which is all in support of “Equipping Those Who Defend Freedom”. 

The Program Manager may provide leadership and guidance for other program managers, along with ownership of their own program. Some of these programs may be in the startup phase, while others may be in the follow-on phases. The startup phase usually involves design, build, and qualification; the followon phases are primarily production and sustainment oriented. Normally the incumbent would manage programs that have $115M in annual sales value.  Total scope up to $100M. 

 

Here’s what you’ll be working on day to day:  

 

·         Ensure compliance with contract requirements through coordination and management of all program activities 

 

·         Achieve program / project objectives through effective application of program management principles within the confines of scope, schedule, and budget as defined by the program / project sponsor 

 

·         Sustain and expand the organizations book of business through the leadership and / or support of proposal teams and business capture campaigns 

 

·         Ensure proper coordination between all program elements by developing program plans and schedules, and to ensure compliance with the program plans by monitoring the status of cost, schedule, and task completion 

 

·         Monitor overall Turreted Weapon Systems programs’ costs, schedules, task completions, and deliveries for performance against schedules and work with the team to take appropriate action 

 

·         Achieve timely resolution of outstanding issues through the conductance of effective day-to-day communications with the customer, company management, and the company’s functional organizations 

 

·         Optimize the program / project likelihood of success through the appropriate application of the following processes:  Project Planning; Project Monitoring and Control; Organization Management; Change Management; and Risk Management 

 

·         As a member of the Turreted Weapons Systems leadership team, support all aspects of new business proposal development including providing inputs to Sales Managers for development of bookings and Sales Forecasts  

 

Here’s what you’ll need to bring with you:  

 

·         Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in business management and / or a technical field (preferably engineering) 

 

·         5+ years of program management related work experience 

 

·         Familiar with methods, procedures and techniques used in quality and material control systems 

 

·         Excellent listening, collaboration, and persuasive skills to both understand, explain, and expedite when necessary 

 

·         Strong interpersonal skills to handle internal and external customers in a positive manner regarding information impacting their programs 

 

·         Excellent writing skills for customer and the company’s communications as well as proposal work 

 

·         Ability to organize and influence people, as well as an outstanding ability to communicate and facilitate with a highly collaborative and consensus driven leadership approach 

 

·         Proven knowledge and experience with formal project management, including use of project management tools 

 

·         Ability to obtain a US security clearance 

 

It would be great if you also had: 

 

·         Earned Value Management experience 

 

·         Understanding of the technology involved with Turret Weapon Systems and military ground-mobile systems  

 

Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer | Santa Barbara (hybrid) | Ground Weapons Systems

 

We are working with a leading government contractor, who are working on the development of new, groundbreaking weapons systems.

They are looking for a Senior Systems to join their small, high-performing team, and oversee the development of electro-mechanical ground weapons systems.

 

What you'll do:

  • Full lifecycle development of turreted weapons systems
  • Requirements gathering, development, management and analysis
  • Bridge gap between customers and internal engineering teams
  • Supplier management
  • Develop technical documentation

 

What you’ll need:

  • 3+ years experience in the defense industry
  • 2+ years systems engineering experience
  • Prior experience in development of control systems
  • Experience in development of electro-mechanical systems
  • Clearance eligibility

 

What you'll get:

  • Competitive salary, with immediate goalposts for raises
  • 401k match
  • Rapid career progression opportunities
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Full insurance coverage for health, dental and vision
  • hybrid working options
  • 9/80 work schedule
  • flexible hours

 

If you want to find out more then please apply below for more information.

Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer

Location: Santa Barabara (California)
Salary: Up to $250k
Schedule: 2-3 days home-office

Are you looking to join a world-leading defense manufacturer across satellites, human-rated space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, military ground vehicles, naval vessels, and security and surveillance?

As an Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer you'll work alongside the embedded software team to develop and integrate the correct encryption, cryptography, and cybersecurity solutions for cutting-edge military and defense systems.

This division creates mission-critical subsystems and electro-mechanical components for every variety of military vehicles and have brand-new projects in the pipeline.

Embedded Cybersecurity Software Engineer Requirements:

  • Design and architect new embedded software and systems for turreted and other weapon systems
  • Involved in the debugging, test, and eventual integration of critical cybersecurity embedded software
  • Create necessary documentation, reports, and other work product if required by the client
  • Maintain modern and secure encryption and cybersecurity protocols

Embedded Cybersecurity Software Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Senior or Staff Engineering background (5+ years experience) within complex embedded software and systems
  • Expert in Embedded C, C++
  • RTOS and Embedded Linux experience desired
  • Previous Cybersecurity, Cryptography, or Embedded Encryption experience is desired (but not required)

Ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance is crucial for this position!

If you're an experienced embedded software engineer who would like a slight pivot into the realm of cybersecurity or an experienced embedded security engineer then reach out to Zee Lone
 

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Location: Santa Barabara (California)
Salary: Up to $250k
Schedule: 2-3 days home-office

Are you looking to join a world-leading defense manufacturer across satellites, human-rated space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, military ground vehicles, naval vessels, and security and surveillance?

By joining this Santa Barabara operation you’ll develop the full embedded software lifecycle on cutting-edge military and defense systems, to be deployed globally.

This division creates mission-critical subsystems and electro-mechanical components for every variety of military vehicles and have brand-new projects in the pipeline.

Embedded Software Engineer Requirements:

  • Design and architect new embedded software and systems for turreted and other weapon systems
  • Involved in the debugging, test, and eventual integration of critical embedded software
  • Create necessary documentation, reports, and other work product if required by the client
  • Deliver status reports and updates to senior executives

Embedded Software Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Senior or Staff Engineering background (5+ years experience) within complex embedded software and systems
  • Expert in Embedded C, C++
  • RTOS and Embedded Linux experience desired
  • Networking and Communication Protocols experience

Ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance is crucial for this position!

If you’re an experienced embedded software engineer and are looking to join one of America’s leading defense manufacturers and develop the next-generation of military hardware, then reach out to Zee Lone