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Program Manager - CIPHER - 1422

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

San Diego, CA
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Title: Program Manager - CIPHER - 1422
JobID: 1422
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: Job Description: This position is for a Program Manager working with all team members for planning and managing programs to ensure on-time project delivery, maintaining budget goals and delivering high-quality service.  Identify, rationalize, monitor and control interdependencies between projects, dealing with escalated issues among the projects that comprise the program. On occasion, fulfill project team lead role reviewing technical requirements, identifying tasks, obtaining, assigning and coordinating resources. Define program governance through developing and maintaining program management plans and project schedules.  Provide prompt resolutions to programmatic issues. Provide risk management through risk definition, risk assessment, and risk management using alternative project and programmatic execution pathways. Establish and maintain essential customer relationships. Provide high-level subject matter expertise for the program and help define future technology roadmaps. Develop competency in project and financial management and be involved in managing teams and formulating business strategy.


Senior Research Scientist

In addition to the years-in-rank requirement, this rank requires one (1) of the following:

  • A Master’s degree and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree and four (4) years' relevant full-time experience. For candidates holding the Doctoral degree, the last two (2) years of employment prior to employment at Georgia Tech will be considered if adequately documented, and the four-year time in grade requirement be reduced to two (2) years for candidates so qualified.


  • Desired: Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent industry/government management certification


  • Required:  US citizen with Secret clearance
  • Desired:  US citizen with Top Secret / SCI clearance


  • Required:   10+ years in project leadership/management, 6+ years of experience in Program Management
  • Desired:  3+ years managing on USN and DOD programs

Required Skills:

  • Proven track record with successful program execution for multiple projects
  • Ability to establish strong, strategic working relationships with the customer and within DOD agencies
  • Experience with providing oversight and executive-level management for all contractor engagements
  • Experience with developing comprehensive project plans, work breakdown structures (WBS) and resource loaded Integrated Master Schedules using Microsoft Project
  • Experience with delivering tailored weekly/monthly views of the integrated master schedule to keep stakeholders and program sponsors informed
  • Experience with Command and Control (C2) systems and applications for DOD agencies
  • Demonstrated skills in risk management for large-scale programs
  • Great presentation skills for executive-level audience
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office Tools: Outlook, Work, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Project
  • Capability to accurately communicate  relevant project technical information to stakeholders

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of DOD information technology and security architectures
  • Experience as a DOD program manager (government or contractor) responsible for program-wide initiation, contract management, technical leadership, performance monitoring and controls, closeout, and issue resolution
  • Program management for enterprise network development and deployment
  • Published papers and/or academic instruction in effective program management skills
  • Active duty military officer or DOD senior civilian experience

GTRI and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) are complementary institutions that work together to solve customers’ technical problems. Our strong connection to Georgia Tech opens the door to the vast intellectual resources of one of America’s leading research universities. GTRI offers stability, world-class benefits and a flexible career path in an applied research and development environment.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

The strong academic work ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations.

Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.

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