Research Program Manager - 6981 in Dayton, OH at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/15/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Requisition Number: 6981 

Required Travel: 11 - 25%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Senior 

Job Description

HII is seeking a Research Program Manager to support the Homeland Security (HS) Test and Evaluation Center located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This team provides test and evaluation support for Homeland Security acquisition programs and provides technical and strategic products across nine critical areas. 

In this role you will coordinate 2-3 technical roundtables each year, distill myriad topics into specific research tasks, and work with leading universities to scope and produce focused research products.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Unique opportunity

  • This role is part of a small team of highly collaborative technically minded people
  • Highly autonomous role responsible for execution and reporting
  • Directly supports government Director and routinely interfaces with HS leadership
  • This is a very social and fun place to work

Core responsibilities and daily activities

  • Work with immediate team and HS leadership to scope research activities
  • Become a critical area expert by collaborating with experts
  • Plan and execute 2-3 roundtable events each year with top researchers
    • Roundtables are 1-2 day events that focus on critical areas (listed below)
    • These meetings include briefings and discussions with experts in these areas
    • Roundtables are attended by experts across govt, industry, and academia
  • Coordinate roundtable output with HS to distill and determine research focus areas
  • Develop practical work products for use by HS (best practices, case studies, white papers) that drive future HS T&E plans
  • Track research efforts and communicate progress and results to leadership
  • Establish a strategic T&E technology plan that anticipates changing threats due to critical area technologies  

Who are we looking for?

  • Skilled program manager with ability to influence the long-term success of an organization 
  • Understanding of potential vulnerabilities in some of the critical areas (listed below)
  • Strong technical research and writing skills to prepare authoritative works 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills 
  • Part time or full-time employment

HII Benefits

Company Benefits

  • 401k company matching
  • 20 days PTO (if you have more than 9 years experience)
  • Flexible hours (9-3 core hours)
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Tuition Assistance and ability to pursue degrees at AFIT
  • Regular team social activities 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 9 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; 4 years relevant experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience.
  • Master’s degree (technical degree is a plus)
  • Ability to obtain a Top-Secret security clearance

Preferred Requirements

  • PhD (physical science, engineering, operations research, math) 
  • Demonstrated experience in testing operational systems (hardware and software) 
  • DAWIA level III in engineering and/or test and evaluation 
  • Ten years of defense or related T&E experience 
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning 
  • Active Top-Secret clearance

Homeland Security T&E Critical Areas: 

  • Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Cybersecurity and Resilience
  • Information Technology
  • AI and Autonomous Systems
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Systems Reliability
  • Sub-terrain (Cross Border Tunnels) Detection Technologies
  • Chemical Biological radiological Nuclear & Explosives Detection and Interdiction
  • Scientist Test and Analysis Techniques 

This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare & Space, a business group within Mission Technologies, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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