BAE Systems

Network Engineering Specialty- It Project Manager (Expert)

3+ months agoDulles, VA

Job Description
BAE Systems, a top-ten prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, enables the U.S. government to transform data into intelligence and provides engineering, integration and sustainment support for critical military platforms and systems. Intelligence & Security provides services and products to the Department of Defense, the government, federal law enforcement officials, and troops deployed around the world.

At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in defense technologies and national security services. We offer flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. Be a part of a company that is part of the community; driven to improve our future and protect our freedom.

The Network Engineering Specialty- IT Program Manager is a highly technical program manager cognizant of the unique aspects of enterprise network transport. This Program Manager is responsible for complex network integration and network engineering efforts. This Program Manager not only needs to be able to understand and execute the basic traditional principals of IT program management such as managing requirements, costs, schedules, quality, etc., he must also understand the technical engineering to deliver this capability. This program manager must have a full understanding of the enterprise network baseline and an understanding of the future strategic vision of the enterprise network. This encompasses enterprise network routers and firewalls that protect the connectivity with other networks. This program manager translates enterprise network requirements into network conceptual design and interfaces with the network engineering team to ensure they fully understand the requirements. This program manager also works with the installers of network equipment to ensure that engineered solutions deploy on schedule and meet mission requirements. This requires that the IT Program Manager have strong background and perhaps even in the past functioned as a network engineer himself earlier in his career. A key aspect of the Program Manager's job is to ensure that the solution is secure in accordance with the mission A&A processes. This IT Program Manager utilizes existing network baselined information found in sponsor's tools and documents requirements appropriately in sponsor's request tracking database.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Seeking candidates with a minimum of 11 year's relevant experience. Bachelor's or Master's degrees are preferred.
  • Ability to capture and document new network requirements
  • Ability to investigate different alternative approaches to requirements to formulate tasking for network engineers
  • Ability to work with network engineers and installers and resolve external dependencies and risk associated with new network mission requirements
  • Ability to manage the end-to-end effort from requirements definition through security approval process and delivery of operational capability

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience as a project manager for network activities
  • Deep understanding of capabilities of enterprise network routers and firewalls
  • Understanding of LAN,WAN, and VPNs
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with mission customers, network engineers, network installers and sponsor management
  • Ability to multitask and work multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of sponsor service request tracking systems, and network baseline database
  • Previous experience as a network engineer or network installer is helpful

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.