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Cybersecurity Project Manager - Cyber Division 

Category Engineering  

STR performs advanced research and development using machine learning, program analysis, optimization, artificial intelligence, and formal methods for the cybersecurity and resiliency of cyber-physical systems. Addressing the most urgent national security challenges, STR is developing fundamentally new capabilities in cyber-physical systems modeling, vulnerability analysis, and attack detection and remediation.

We are currently seeking project managers who are passionate about collaborative problem solving. Successful candidates will manage a portfolio of cyber research and development programs. STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. We strive for excellence in technical work that addresses the most important problems in national security.

We believe that each employee has a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives that are essential to providing our customers with innovative solutions. The skills listed below are intended to give you a sense for the position. If you see an overlap with your skills, go ahead and apply! All applicants must be US citizens with a Secret security clearance.

The Role:

The project manager is responsible for managing all program phases, from ideation, marketing, and proposal development through execution and program close-out. Daily activities include management and oversight of program technical, financial, and schedule performance. The project manager works with the principal investigator, technical staff, subcontractors, and support personnel to identify and address risks and issues. Candidates must be able to manage program performance through review of metrics and program execution milestones, and gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from multiple sources, such as project reports, project staff, and customer feedback, to understand and communicate status and to identify trends in program performance. This position requires frequent interactions with external program customers and STR leadership.

Position Requirements

Who You Are:

  • A mid-level technical manager with a BS in a scientific, engineering or mathematical discipline, and some experience managing R&D projects, or

  • A senior-level manager, perhaps with a Masters in a scientific, engineering or mathematical discipline, and several years of experience managing R&D projects

  • Experience in project management within DoD or IC, and/or functional experience directly supporting program objectives such as managing cost, schedule, and technical performance

  • Able to manage scientists, engineers, and technicians across broad areas of expertise

  • Able to achieve cost, schedule, and customer objectives on advanced technology programs

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment to enable successful contract execution

  • Able to build strong customer relationships and establish open lines of communication

  • Motivated collaborator and effective communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Active Secret clearance

Some Other Relevant Skills You May Have:

  • Experience writing technical proposals, or leading proposal efforts

  • Experience spanning all project phases, from ideation to technology research and product development

  • Working knowledge of DOD acquisition policy and processes

  • Technical breadth and a demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, technically diverse programs and teams.

  • Experience marketing and winning new projects

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.

At STR, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive community to create an environment that is innovative, collaborative and empowering. STR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must be US Citizens

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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