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Mercury Systems Principal Program Manager in Torrance, California

Mercury Systems is looking for the world’s best and brightest emerging talent. If you want to tell people WHY you do what you do, rather than simply WHAT you do, Mercury is calling. Our Purpose, Innovation That Matters, inspires our people in making trusted, secure, mission-critical solutions profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense. We bridge the gap between commercial technology and defense applications to address the industry’s most pressing high-tech needs. Why? To help create a safer, more secure world. As a Principal Program Manager, you will be responsible for the performance of one or multiple programs (family of programs), with an emphasis on new development/production. This role requires a broad understanding of all aspects of a program, from ideation to production as well as in-service support. Customer-facing, you will have great business acumen, making judicious decisions to achieve customer satisfaction while successfully executing your programs. In this role, you have the opportunity to lead highly diverse cross functional teams composed of contracts, program planning, finance, operations, and engineering, to develop next-generation mission critical avionics solutions. You will be a part of a world-class Engineering Team for the Mission Systems Business Unit, a leading provider of safety-certifiable avionics, mission-critical, and Electronic Warfare solutions. You will be a part of our Platforms Systems organization at Mercury. We design, develop, and produce the next generation of video data processing products ranging from high-definition video recorders to pilot display systems. We are an agile team focused on delivering innovative, high-quality products to our customers on time and on budget. Duties and Responsibilities: * Develop plans for the execution of Customers and internal programs, including schedules and estimates * Execute Programs to scope, schedule, cost (development and products), and quality over their full lifecycle, by internal processes and contractual obligations, for customers worldwide * Identify and manage Scope Changes through their approval and execution * Ensure on-time delivery of deliverables (documentation and products) * Perform Risk and Opportunities Management, including definition and execution of action plans for risks mitigation to prevent adverse effects, and escalate issues promptly * Provide details of resources required for successful programs execution * Respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs), coordinate and develop proposals and related documentation, including schedules, estimates, compliance matrices, programmatic volume, and bid review material * Create Statements of Work and perform Sub-Contract management, as required * Present Programs status to the leadership team, weekly and monthly, including reporting on Programs’ KPIs and critical path * Point of Contact for Customers, develop and execute action plans for Customers and Organization satisfaction, including problems solving, obsolescence management, and in-service support * Contributes to and lead processes and tools improvements and deployment * Conduct internal audits, as required * Team with Operations, Engineering, and Business Development to ensure that all are informed and involved in decisions affecting their areas * Manage all customer expectations and communicates professionally * Responsible for Programs P&L, ensuring budgeted Programs margins are met or exceeded * Work with existing customers to determine needs, and requirements for follow-on/new business opportunities, direct the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, and specifications to meet those needs * Mentor and Train Jr PMs assigned to the portfolio To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience Required Qualifications: * Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or a related field with 8+ years of technical experience with at least 6 years of direct program management experience * Experienced leading technical projects for product development programs * Electronics, Automotive, or Aerospace & Defense Industry experience * This position requires you to have or obtain a government security clearance Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens Preferred Qualifications: * Advanced Degree * Program Management certification preferred (PMP) * Experienced with documentation and collaboration tools, such as Confluence and SharePoint * Knowledge of Government contracting practices, Earned Value Management (EVMS), and standard program reporting metrics * Prior Leadership experience and ability to lead IPTs through ambiguity and short deadlines * Experience managing Programs in a multi-site matrix organization * Ability to communicate effectively with customers, internal and external * Solid knowledge of program scheduling tools, such as MS Project * Experience with Military and Commercial Programs * Experience with Contract Management, Sub-Contract Management * Knowledge of DO-178 and DO-254 * Active Secret Clearance Why should you join Mercury Systems? Mercury Systems is a technology company that makes the world a safer, more secure place. We push processing power to the tactical edge, making the latest commercial technologies profoundly more accessible for today's most challenging aerospace and defense missions. From silicon to system scale, Mercury enables customers to accelerate innovation and turn data into decision superiority. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Mercury employs more than 2,300 people in 24 locations worldwide. To learn more, visit mrcy.com Our Culture We are committed to making Mercury a great place to work, no matter where our employees are located. We offer a casual and enjoyable atmosphere that allows employees to learn and grow. We help and care for one another and work as one to achieve results for us and for our customers. We value communication and transparency, and strive to foster two-way dialogue at all levels of the organization. We are committed to lifelong learning, offering comprehensive skills training and tuition reimbursement. Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or you are an experienced professional, it's important to us that you feel recognized and rewarded for your contributions. To find out more about Why Mercury?, or visit the Mercury Community or find answers to general questions at Mercury FAQs Mercury Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status. As an equal opportunity employer, Mercury Systems is committed to a diverse workforce. 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