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Deputy Program Manager

Job ID: 2015753
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States
Date Posted: Oct 5, 2020
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Deputy Program Manager (DPM) to join SAIC’s team, in support of The Air Force Material Command (AFMC), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Air Traffic Control and Landing System (ATCALSS) Sustainment Branch System Sustainment Manager at Tinker Air Force Base, to help our Nation manage and sustain portable air traffic control and landing systems.  These systems are crucial to the safe conduct of flight operations for home station and forward deployed aircraft.

Under this Task Order, SAIC will provide Scientific and Technical Information (STI) deliverables by performing RDT&E and other Research and Development (R&D) related analytical services to achieve mission requirements.  SAIC will design, develop, and implement Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability (RMSQI) solutions that directly benefit the warfighter, while decreasing logistic and ownership costs.  TDT&E activities include applied research and development efforts for the primary purpose of advancing scientific and technical knowledge and applying the knowledge to achieve national goals.  This research and analysis will include reliability, obsolescence, Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), system degradation, structures, corrosion, and system sustainability to identify impacts, improvements, alternate solutions, and more efficient methods and techniques to increase warfighting system and weapons RMSQI.

The candidate will serve as the DPM, leading and overseeing multiple program components, system engineering practices, tools, and methods used to identify RMSQI issues and sustain ATCALS.  The DPM will be responsible for the successful engineering analysis, tests, reliability studies, and sustainment studies necessary to identifying and deploying improvements to the systems, components, and associated support and production equipment and processes.  Predictive and agile project management skills will be required to sustain innovation and continuous improvement throughout the program lifecycle.

The DPM is a critical member of the management team and serves as the Program Manager (PM) in the PM’s absence.

The candidate selected for this position shall:
  • Manage and integrate activities in accordance with contract requirements, and ensure technical, schedule, cost, and financial performance.

  • Define or contribute to the program baseline then execute the program to comply with baseline requirements.

  • Manage risk, customer relationships, and program staffing

  • Ensure compliance with quality standards and escalate challenges to SAIC leadership

  • Support business development and program staff management

  • Oversee multiple technical project teams, ensuring benefits are delivered in accordance with program standards and requirements

  • Maintain and manage the client interface at senior levels of the client organization

  • Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews.

  • Champion the integration of industry best practices and innovation to improve operational performance, availability, capacity and cost efficiency

  • Prepare and complete action plans, implement production, productivity, quality and customer-service standards, while resolving problems and conducting audits.

  • Identify trends, determine system improvements, and implement changes to maintain and improve mission readiness

  • Assist the PM with transition efforts, including communications, recruiting efforts, and knowledge management


  • Experience performing supervisory functions, such as time approvals for charging, expense reports, travel plans, employee performance coaching/feedback, salary administration, and staffing functions.

  • Experience developing and executing a Program Management Plan, including scope management, risk management, resource management, schedule management, and budget management

  • Strong understanding and 5 years of experience in Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability (RMQSI), and quality processes, to include failure mode analysis, reliability centered maintenance, critical safety item lists, and mishap and hazard risk assessment data.

  • Experience in continual improvement with respect to maintenance processes

  • Direct experience in reliability and obsolescence life cycle maintenance of components and systems

  • Experience in structural analysis, including NDT and NDI oversight and utilization

  • Bachelor’s degree and 14+ years and or equivalent experience in ATCLAS/High Reliability Organization assignments

  • Clear and professional communications skills.
  • An active Secret Clearance.
  • PMP certification or DAU LVL 3 PQM required.Agile Experience and/or certification desired.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred.
  • ASQ, SMRP, and/or SOLE certification desired.


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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