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Site Manager – Columbia, MD

Columbia, Maryland


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*Active TS/SCI clearance required*

The Cyber Security business unit of Raytheon BBN Technologies is looking for a highly qualified Program Director to manage their Columbia, MD office. Responsibilities will include leading efforts to acquire and conduct funded technology research and development activities across a broad spectrum of computer, network and system technologies by creating new business opportunities, meeting with prospective customers, and writing proposals. This person will also manage one or more projects and provide oversight, both managerial and technical, to other projects within the business team. These projects may be sponsored by the Department of Defense, the Federal Government, or various commercial organizations. Successful candidates will be goal-oriented, have the experience to work with and oversee researchers and engineers, and have a desire to mentor technical and administrative staff.

Job Summary:

Personnel manager overseeing technical staff, administrative personnel, and facilities. Capture manager for new business proposals. Program manager for contracts with the highest risk and/or complexity, and those that are of the highest importance to the company.

Job Accountabilities:

* Regularly interfaces with Senior Management and internal/external customers.
* Marketing and capturing new business opportunities and/or follow-on business.
* Leads business development efforts and proposal generation.
* Manages large multi-disciplinary program teams
* Plans, schedules, and manages work needed to ensure the successful completion of projects.
* Determines resources needed to meet scheduled objectives.
* Program management of all aspects of a project – contractual, financial, and technical status.
* Maintains constant communication with clients, regarding project requirements and status.
* Recruits, selects, motivates, and counsels employees.
* Communicates project's administrative support needs to contract and accounting personnel.
* Provides timely and straightforward reporting.
* Oversight of office facilities and day-to-day management of personnel.

Minimum Education:
* BS, MS or PhD in CS, EE, Math, or related degree; advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

* 15 years relevant work experience with 10 yrs. Program Management experience with Research and Technology Development projects.
* 5 years’ experience working with or overseeing researchers and engineers
* 5 years’ work experience overseeing scientists and engineers as a Principal Investigator

* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Active TS/SCI Clearance.


Business Unit Profile

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) builds radars and other sensors for aircraft, spacecraft and ships. The business also provides communications and electronic warfare solutions and performs research in areas ranging from linguistics to quantum computing. SAS is headquartered in McKinney, Texas USA. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

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Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type
Secret - Current

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Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
MD - Columbia

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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Felicia Jackson is regional vice president of RAYVETS, Raytheon's employee group for veterans and those who support them. After 24 years in the Air Force, she started a new career at Raytheon. "I wanted to go where people would support me," she told us.


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