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Configuration Management Lead 

Category Engineering  

STR’s Systems Development Division seeks a Configuration Management Lead at their Woburn office to help grow our organization through the challenges of transitioning technology research and capabilities to acquisition programs of record. You will be responsible for configuration management and product lifecycle management for our portfolio of programs and pursuits. You will work with STR Directors, Management Staff and Senior Customers and establish positive working relationship with their office staff. You will report to the Chief Engineer for Systems Development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain product technology baseline to support systems, software, hardware, test systems, and systems of systems.
  • Develop overarching configuration management and data management strategy for a diverse portfolio of programs.
  • Create engineering document trees cataloging baseline system configuration data.
  • Develop and transform low and high-level design artifacts into customer deliverables.
  • Maintain engineering documentation and diagrams.
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal stakeholders and external customers to meet contractual deliverable requirements.
  • Coordinate with subcontractors to ensure subcontract deliverables meet specification requirements.
  • Support continuous improvement processes; recommend CM and PLM capability improvements to support STR’s growing business.
Position Requirements


  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, problem solving and organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Previous positive interactions with a range of Government sponsors, corporate executives, internal technical staff and contractors; demonstrating competence, poise, and accountability.
  • Experience leading and managing the documentation of complex defense systems including technology processes and projects.
  • Enjoyed participating in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of configuration management activities.
  • Experience coordinating documentation deliveries with third-party hardware and software vendors.
  • Experience developing and maintaining a data management strategy.
  • Used Microsoft Office products daily (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, SharePoint )
  • Successfully worked within a team to meet strategic and tactical objectives.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical field
  • Ability to travel when needed to support subcontractor and government sponsor meetings. Expected travel 10%.
  • Active Secret clearance; Active Top Secret clearance preferred.
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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