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Program Manager - USSF Ground Based Radar Sustainment

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Job ID: 2210805
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Oct 24, 2022
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC seeks a highly experienced and energetic Program Manager to support the US Space Force, Space Systems Command, in performing operational maintenance and sustainment of ground-based radars critical to US and Allied strategic missile surveillance, warning, defense, and space surveillance missions. These include the AN/FPQ-16, Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS), the AN/FPS-132, Upgraded Early Warning (UEWR) Radars and supporting systems.

In support of the government program office, the Program Manager is principally responsible for exceptional accomplishment of entire task performance, to include meeting cost, schedule and technical requirements.  The PM is the “face-to-the-customer,” responding to direction and managing the integration and completion of all project activities.  Leads a multi-functional team of mission, hardware and software engineering, sustainment, training, logistics, security (including cyber) and support specialists responsible for overall system operational availability




  • 12 years managing teams/projects acquiring, maintaining, and sustaining integrated solutions for mission-critical applications
  • Experience managing large-scale operational sustainment projects, to include cost estimating and management, schedule development, performance monitoring and reporting
  • Experience delivering logistics support services for geographically and internationally dispersed operations
  • Experience managing large-scale Agile or DevSecOps teams/projects, to include support to backlog grooming, cost estimating, baseline and risk management, schedule development, performance monitoring and reporting
  • Experience leading waterfall to agile transformations, designed to deliver Minimum Viable Products in a consistent cadence.
  • Experience managing Digital and Model-based Systems Engineering efforts
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communicating with customers to fully understand operational requirements; and in translating those requirements into project plans and performance measures.
  • Familiarity with mission-critical, data network operations, maintenance and sustainment
  • Familiarity with the Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment architecture in context of strategic and joint operations.
  • Familiarity with the US space surveillance architecture.

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with eighteen plus (18+); Masters Degree and sixteen plus (16+); PhD and thirteen plus (13+) years of experience. 
  • Current Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) Certification


  • Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • 12 years managing teams/projects acquiring, maintaining, and sustaining integrated solutions for Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment systems supporting missile surveillance, warning, and defense
  • Experience managing teams/projects acquiring, maintaining, and sustaining integrated solutions for space surveillance or other national security space mission systems
  • Experience maintaining national security mission networks
  • Experience in national security space operations and joint operations

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Master’s degree, with technical concentration in either of candidate’s Bachelors or Masters
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation Certification

Target salary range: $215,001 - $225,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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