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Space Operations Exercise and Training Program Manager

Job ID: 2015639
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Oct 1, 2020
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Program Manager to support the US Space Force (USSF) Space Flag, Weapons School, Advanced Training Modeling and Simulation Environment effort.  SPACE FLAG events are USSF exercises designed to advance our ability to plan and conduct space operations in a contested, degraded and operationally-limited environment.  To facilitate this, the USSF employs a synthetic environment to support realistic, threat-based scenarios in tactical-level exercises emphasizing the protection and defense of space assets.  Weapons School and Advanced Training events leverage the same construct.

In support of the government customer, the Program Manager is responsible for exceptional accomplishment of entire task performance to include meeting cost, schedule and technical requirements.  Manages the integration of all project activities.  Leads a multi-functional team of mission and training specialists; plus software, database, and modeling & simulation engineers providing and supporting the government in operating the exercise environment used to conduct exercise events.



  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years managing teams/projects providing integrated solutions for mission-critical applications with a Bachelor’s Degree (Technical Bachelor’s is preferred); or sixteen (16) years of experience with a Master’s Degree (Technical Master’s Degree is preferred).

  • Current Project Management Institute Project Management Professional® or Program Management Professional® Certification

  • Experience managing medium-sized Agile or SecDevOps projects, to include cost estimating and management, schedule development, performance monitoring and reporting

  • Demonstrated proficiency in communicating with customers to fully understand operational requirements; and in translating those requirements into project plans and performance measures

  • Familiarity with space operations in context of joint operations

  • Familiarity with modelling and simulation tools/environments used for training operators Education, Training and Certifications


  • Eighteen years managing teams/projects providing integrated solutions for space missions, or training solutions for space or other DoD missions

  • Experience in space operations and joint operations

  • Knowledge of modelling and simulation tools/environments used for training and exercises of space, or other military domain, operations


  • Top Secret with current SCI eligibility

  • Must be able to attain Special Access Program (SAP)


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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