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Program Manager - Command & Control 

Category Engineering  

STR is hiring a Program Manager (PM) to direct the development of a DARPA-sponsored software suite for theater scale battle management command and control (C2) to address critical national security challenges. The Program Manager will be the software product owner, selecting development priorities and making trade-offs to best meet program requirements, in collaboration with the DARPA PM and active-duty support personnel. The PM will be responsible for cultivating a collaborative program team, mentoring and empowering staff in their areas of technical expertise.

Duties will include the following:

  • Managing a large C2 software development effort with high-stakes evaluations across multiple performers, implemented in a DevSecOps style.
  • Spearheading adoption of an agile development approach using industry standard DevSecOps practices.
  • Serving as the primary STR point of contact for the program and working closely with DARPA and STR leadership to ensure program success.
  • Planning the program across scope, schedule, resources, risk, quality, etc. and monitoring the on-going execution of these areas.
  • Maintaining a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions of all team members.
Position Requirements

Required Skills and Experience:

  • U.S. Citizen with an active Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree or Military experience
  • 10+ years of experience in a management role working and interfacing with senior Government managers, including C-suite officials
  • 10+ years leading large IT services delivery programs in support of the Federal Government or the Military
  • Familiarity with Lean/Agile/DevSecOps development methodologies


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience as an officer in the military
  • TOP SECRET security clearance with SCI eligibility
  • DARPA experience
  • Significant experience leading programs using Lean/Agile/DevSecOps in a delivery capacity and ability to point to various lessons learned, successes, failures, and artifacts
  • Software development experience
  • Experience as a product owner or product manager
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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