Senior Deputy Program Manager Engineering

2 months ago
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Program/Project Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDC4S Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Responsibilities for this Position

Basic Qualifications:

Are you interested in being part of a team responsible for building large earth-station antenna systems for domestic and international satellite communications customers? Do you want to work within a small local group of highly experienced engineers and managers with the power of a large company behind you?  Can you work effectively in a matrix organization? Do you want to grow and polish your project management skills while helping others do the same? If so, consider General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS).  We are actively seeking a Senior Deputy Program Manager Engineering for our growing backlog of antenna projects. In this role, the successful candidate will: 

  • Lead multi-functional teams comprised of RF, Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Systems Engineers
  • Represent GDMS to the customer
  • Assemble and lead design reviews both internally and externally
  • Manage program execution efforts and establish department best practices
  • Manage the overall scope, cost, schedule, performance, quality, risks, and opportunities of the project
  • Manage engineering resources to complete project scope of work
  • Represent GDMS to the customer
  • Manage engineering interfaces with the customer
  • Establish project staffing plans
  • Assess and develop the strengths of the team resources
  • Identify, develop, analyze, and report project metrics
  • Manage engineering interfaces to the Customer
  • Manage program interfaces with the Program Manager (Scope, requirements, schedule, budget, risk, critical concerns, opportunities)
  • Manage day-to-day performance and provide performance inputs to functional managers of assigned team members
  • Communicate resource requirements to functional managers
  • Implement effective corrective actions
  • Manage resolution of technical issues, communicate the resolution to all affected parties, and ensure that the resolution is carried out in all of the affected artifacts
  • Plan, authorize, and monitor the engineering work 


Job Description:  

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Two years of leadership experience preferred. Management of a technical task preferred.


The successful candidate must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • A high level of knowledge and an understanding of structural, mechanical, microwave or RF system engineering 
  • Five or more years of engineering experience with communication systems or related technologies
  • Must be able to travel 20% of the time

An active transferable Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is preferred at time of hire, or the candidate must be able to obtain one within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.



  • Experience with large earth station antennas or satellite communications systems is helpful
  • Experience with government and commercial programs is preferred

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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