Technical Program Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago

Join the Adsys Controls team where you can work with the best, accelerate your career, address complex challenges and grow professionally and personally. 

At Adsys Controls, you will provide solutions for precision control systems, advanced optical perception systems, high energy lasers, and unmanned aerial systems for government and commercial markets.

Position Info:

Title: Technical Program Manager

Type of Job: Full-Time, Exempt

Work Location: Irvine, CA

Experience Level: 5-10 years total experience

Clearance Type: US Citizenship Required.  Ability to obtain a security clearance required.

Job Responsibilities

We are searching for a Technical Program Manager to help oversee complex research and development (R&D) projects, prototype development and transition to production. In this position, you will manage hardware, software and firmware development teams and encourage an efficient workflow. This may involve adjusting work schedules or implementing process improvement tactics. You should be familiar with the Agile project management method and the associated tools, such as JIRA. Our ideal applicant has a strong technical background with a bachelor’s degree in science, math, or engineering, several years of research and development or early prototyping experience, and some experience as a team lead or manager. You should also be comfortable using program management software and methods.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform project planning. Work with the project technical lead to establish technical direction.
  • Supervise program teams and delegate tasks. Assess the productivity of your team and adjust schedules and timelines as necessary.
  • Monitor project progress. Evaluate and present project cost, schedule and performance. Produce reports on progress.      
  • Resolve problems, whether they be technical, schedule, cost or process related.
  • Ensure stakeholder satisfaction – team, customer, company leadership.     
  • Support pursuit of follow-on opportunities.
  • Assist with technical mentorship, performance assessment, goal setting, and related developmental activities.
  • Assist with hiring and training new team members.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, math or engineering.
  • Technical background in at least one area of opto-mechanical design, control systems, EO systems, or embedded software. Aerospace research and development experience is a plus.
  • 3+ years of project management experience.  Good knowledge of project management principles. Program Management Professional (PMP) is a plus.
  • Experience with Agile Development. Certified Agile Product Owner or Scrum Master is a plus.
  • Be comfortable in a dynamic environment.                       
  • A constant risk management mindset.                 
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Experience with DoD programs, processes and requirements is a plus
  • Systems engineering experience and mindset is a strong plus

What you can expect:

Leading-edge Innovation: From photons to final products and effects, you will work to solve the most complex challenges for our tech industry customers and internally developed products.

Building Foundational Values: As a startup undergoing rapid growth, we want you to participate in shaping our culture and creating a fast-paced environment based on tight knit teams.  You will be an integral part of building our culture of integrity, teamwork and excellence. 

Cross-functional Development with Meaningful Work: Our small team format and diverse programs provide the opportunity to wear many hats. You will develop a comprehensive set of skills and help build our teams for the future.

Your Wellbeing is a Top Priority: Our competitive pay, flexible schedules, and comprehensive benefits enable you to truly live both inside and outside of work.

A Place To Be Your Best: You will be exposed to new and challenging cross-functional areas in a unique way.  You will operate from the system  leveldown to the component level to deliver functional systems to the warfighter and advance commercial autonomous systems. 

Advanced Technologies with Purpose:  Whether it be high energy lasers, autonomous systems or advanced visual perception solutions, you will directly impact the safety and security of our nation.  Not only are we aiding the American warfighter, but we are focused on transitioning our technologies to commercial products for a better world.

Commitment to Exploration: We foster innovation, growth and leadership to fuel human curiosity and go beyond today’s horizons.  You will be contributing to America’s world status through innovative technologies and future solutions. Join us in the journey. 

What it takes to be a successful Adsys Controls employee:

  • Interactive

At Adsys Controls we love hard problems.  We engage in respectful debate and develop great solutions from these discussions

  • Team oriented

At Adsys Controls, we are a small but mighty team.  Every member contributes, learns, and grows together.  Your contribution is critical to the success of our team.

  • Self-motivated

At Adsys Controls, our team members take initiative, anticipate problems and drive solutions.  Staff are encouraged to take ownership, deliver work of the highest quality, and drive communication with peers and management.

  • Inquisitive

At Adsys Controls, we are a research and development, prototyping and product development organization and we love to drive new ideas. We explore new solutions to customer problems and synthesize effective solutions.

  • Dogged Problem Solver

At Adsys Controls we love to be challenged and we persevere to see our innovations through to completion. For the Adsys Controls team, the best problems start with “Nobody knows how to do that”.  At Adsys Controls we provide solutions to the previously unsolvable. 

  • Systems Oriented

At Adsys Controls, we start with the objective and build the system to overcome our customer’s toughest obstacle.

  • Exceed expectations

At Adsys Controls, we want our customers to say “Wow!”  We want to break new ground and exceed expectations for our customer. 

Benefits

  • HEALTHCARE

Broad selection of Medical, Dental and Vision plans

  • 401(K)/RETIREMENT PLANS

Our 401(k) plan features 3% company contributions without vesting schedules.

  • PERFORMANCE BASED BONUS SYSTEM

Provide incentive to our staff with generous allocations for staff performance bonuses. 

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We support our employees through mentoring, internal & external educational programs, networking, skills enhancement, career-building programs and advanced degrees.

  • MATERNITY LEAVE

Family leave provided in accordance with the family medical leave act. When you return to work, we do our best to support your transition and work/life balance.

  • PAID TIME OFF

We offer PTO, paid holidays and personal days and sick leave.

  • FLEX-TIME

We offer flexible work schedules.

Company Info

Company Profile:

We provide products and services for electro-optical systems, directed energy, unmanned aerial systems, and test systems within military and commercial markets. We deliver solutions leveraging precision control systems, image processing, GN&C, electronics design, modeling & simulation and embedded real time software. From High Energy Laser weapons, to visual perception modules, to threat warning systems to aircraft autopilots, Adsys Controls provides state of the art solutions for sensing, controls and autonomy.

Contact Info: careers@adsyscontrols.com

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Adsys Controls is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

Adsys Controls is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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