KPE Navy Airborne Electronic Attack Development Program Manager

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Program Manager for the Navy Airborne Electronic Attack Development Program.

Job Summary: This individual is responsible for the technical content, timeliness and quality control of all program-related activities and deliverables for Electronic Attack(EA) Program Area Navy Airborne EA Development Programs. APL's 50 years of Airborne EA operations experience provides a unique perspective on EA systems requirements, design challenges, and projected mission effectiveness of EA weapons systems in a system of systems. APL was instrumental in the early concept development of what has now become the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Program. The program portfolio primarily consists of technical direction agent-like tasking in the development, testing, and eventually fielding of NGJ, which is planned for fielding in three increments, as well as the integration of NGJ on the host platform EA-18G.

Tasking in this portfolio also includes evaluation of Advanced Growler (EA-18G) concepts to improve AEA mission effectiveness and/or interoperability/compatibility with NGJ and other onboard systems.


  • Responsible for the technical content, timeliness and quality control of all program-related activities, ensuring alignment with program goals and objectives (50%)
  • Engage current and potential sponsors on all program-related matters both programmatic & technical, including identification of new Airborne EA Development related tasking (15%)
  • Develop program plans, Task Assignment letters, and contract progress reports; manage subcontracts; and define work tasks necessary to support the sponsor (10%)
  • Interact with line managers to coordinate support to achieve program goals and to provide performance feedback(10%)
  • Conduct periodic Program Reviews with the sponsor and with the Mission Area organization, and ensure all Laboratory- directed quality assurance and risk management are applied appropriately (5%)
  • Develop and communicate strategic planning & goals for the program (5%)
  • Develop, manage, mentor, and train project managers and task leads (5%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or related technical discipline\
  • 10 years of relevant experience developing technical solutions for large, complex weapons systems (e.g., ACAT 1 level programs), including 5 years of experience developing technical solutions for EA systems
  • 5 years of experience in project/program management or leadership of tasks that involved multiple staff and/or organizations
  • 5 years of experience in effectively interacting with military and government sponsors at managerial, competencies, and/or contracts level

Strong communication skills (written & verbal)

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in engineering or related technical discipline
  • Experience working with NAVAIR (and associated Navy field activities) program management, competencies and contracts personnel

Special Working Conditions: Periodic trips to other DoD/Service/Contractor facilities (within CONUS, with some local travel), as required.

Security: TS/SCI Clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for an SSBI and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. Preference for current SSBI. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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