Astronomical research facilities

Program Manager
Location HI - Kihei
Req # 4267
Minimum Clearance Required Clearance Eligibility
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Our customer maintains an ongoing research and development (R&D) effort focused on exploring and innovating technologies that advance state-of-the-art ground-based, electro-optical space situational awareness, optical imaging, advanced space tracking, and space object characterization capabilities. This contract will fulfill our client's commitments to operational customers and to develop improved, innovative, and enhanced capabilities that enhance the state-of-the-art and better meet the near-term needs of these customers. 

This position will be physically located in Kihei, HI. 

R equired Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 10 years of experience managing large technical and R&D groups 
  • Minimum 7 years of experience maintaining a complex laboratory environment 
  • Minimum 7 years of experience providing project / program management in a classified environment 
  • Demonstrated capability in managing large multi-task contracts of this scope and complexity 
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple specialties in a “one team” environment 
  • Proficiency in managing programs in the Defense Acquisition environment  
  • Experience across a variety of technical disciplines 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Working knowledge of project management concepts and principles 
  • Familiarity with the USAF and US Space Force ( USSF) space control/space domain awareness mission area 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in physics, optics, or engineering PLUS Master’s Degree in management or business administration 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience managing multiple complex projects with different stakeholders and collaborators across the Intelligence Community , USAF, and USSF 
  • Knowledge of the functions of a research lab devoted to ground-based, electro-optical space situational awareness, optical imaging, advanced space tracking, and space object characterization capabilities
  • Background in supporting or executing USAF, intelligence, or USSF missions 
  • Certifications such as PMP or Defense Acquisition University PM Level 3 

Security Clearance Requirements:  Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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