Program Manager


Job Description
BAE Systems Manassas, VA location is in search of a Program Manager to support the Space line of business for the Electronic Solutions sector. The typical scope this position will manage will consist of design/development, procurement, manufacturing, and delivery of Space qualified computers. Known as an industry leader for its suite of radiation hardened products, BAE Systems Manassas, VA leverages decades of expertise to build a robust Space product line. BAE Systems Space products can be found present on almost all of commercial, civil and national security space missions for the past 20 years; including GPS, weather monitoring, satellite TV and radio, exploring the universe; most notably the Mars rovers and Missions to Protect Those Who Protect Us. From semiconductor components to ASICS to Circuit Card Assemblies and Sub-Systems, our products are ubiquitous throughout Earth's orbit and beyond.
We currently have an opening for a Program Manager II in the Space Systems business area. The role provides an opportunity within the Space Systems Business Area's Program management function. Based in Manassas, VA and reporting to the Single Board Computers Program Director, this position is a great opportunity for an employee interested in program management. As a Program Manager II, this individual shall:
  • Have demonstrated proven Program Management skills
  • Be familiar with Space quality manufacturing and test
  • Represent BAE Systems as the primary customer interface
  • Be highly motivated to work the front end of the business capture process prior to RFP
  • Have a hardware technical background and be able to interact with internal and customer engineers
  • Lead the execution of a portfolio of projects including hardware development and production programs
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to emerging program managers and team members
  • Collaborate with Program Managers, Business Development and Engineering to identify new business opportunities and execution strategies for Space Systems Product Lines
  • Collaborate with Operations to understand and resolve procurement and manufacturing issues
  • Make strategic decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ensure that opportunities receive the necessary support from the functional organizations to achieve program objectives
  • Ensure effective utilization of New Business resources within the business area to achieve technical and competitive advantages in the marketplace


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in a technical/engineering field of study and 10+ years of applicable work experience.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • 10+ years of applicable experience with BS in a technical field of study
  • 8+ years of applicable experience with MS in a technical field of study
  • PMP Certification
  • Space hardware design, procurement, or manufacturing experience
  • Experience working in a FAR/DFAR environment


About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.