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Facilities Director 

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STR has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and hands-on Facilities professional to lead our Facilities team, develop strategies and processes for the successful running of our facilities, and create a safe and efficient work environment at all our locations. The Facilities Director will partner with senior leadership and collaborate across teams to ensure our facility supports our rapidly growing organization. This position requires high energy, commitment to excellence, strong leadership skills and a successful track record in facilities management.

STR is a privately-owned, rapidly growing business focused on research and development for the defense and intelligence communities. We are a nationally recognized leader in research areas including data analytics, sensors and signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber, video and image understanding, command and control, and precision navigation. Several programs have transitioned advanced technology to military and intelligence users. Our primary focus is on serving US Government customers and national security.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with senior and executive level management, peers, employees, vendors and contractors to effectively manage, grow, and optimize the facility
  • Forecast needs to ensure we have the space and resources to keep up with the growth of our organization
  • Own real estate negotiations to ensure favorable lease terms
  • Manage office and laboratory buildouts, and complete them on time and within budget
  • Support business expansion to new sites and locations
  • Prepare and maintain facilities budgets, monitor spending, and keep projects on time and within budget
  • Ensure compliance with administrative, legal and regulatory requirements of all governmental and accrediting agencies as they relate to facilities, maintenance and safety
  • Develop, maintain, and train staff on safety procedures
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Facilities Management, Engineering, Project Management or related discipline. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 3-5 years leading and developing staff to improve Facilities activities and developing appropriate strategies and processes to effectively achieve business requirements.
  • 8-10 years of experience, with emphasis on Facilities management, buildout strategy, lease negotiation, compliance, vendor and contractor management
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of building regulations and laws
  • Strong problem-solving, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Experience with Project Planning tools and Microsoft Office products: Outlook, PowerPoint; Excel, Word
  • Experience in high-tech companies and/or defense industry preferred.

Applicants must be US Citizens

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

STR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, or other personal characteristics, feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their best. We recognize that each employee’s backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential for providing our customers with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. STR’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and engaging talented and diverse professionals is demonstrated by our participation, sponsorship, and support in local and national minority organizations.

About the Organization Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

EOE Statement STR is fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.

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