SDA & Data Fusion Systems Program Manager - #134835

Na Oiwi Kane

Date: 6 days ago
City: Colorado Springs, CO
Contract type: Full time

Job Title: SDA & Data Fusion Systems Program Manager -4016

Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80914

Job Summary

Galapagos Federal Systems LLC is looking for an enthusiastic, well-qualified individual to fill Space Domain Awareness (SDA) and Data Fusion Systems Program Manager supporting the Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) squadron within the SDA Acquisition Delta (SSC/SZG). This position supplies Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support moving science and technology efforts to real-world execution. The Sensor Data Fusion branch is executing sensor communication upgrades and system of systems integration and automation projects to prototype and field the next-generation Space Domain Awareness network and command and control systems.

An A&AS contractor is a knowledgeable and trusted advisor to the government Program Office. As an SDA Data Fusion Systems Program Manager, you will work closely with the government Program Manager and provide Advisory and Assistance Services support in various program management disciplines including development, execution, and oversight of action plans, schedules, finance, funding, risk management, contractual oversight of initiatives associated with the development, modification, upgrade, and sustainment of the mission. You will aid in the oversight for multiple small- to mid-sized contracts developing and fielding war fighting systems.

This is a full-time position at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO with the opportunity to telework 2-3 days per week at the discretion of the Government and a high level of travel required of up to 25% to CONUS and OCONUS locations upon Government direction.

Job Requirements:

Skills / Experience Required

  • DoD Acquisition, Logistics, or Sustainment experience supporting similar requirements in Air Force, Space Force, Army, Navy, Missile Defense Agency, intelligence, Federally Funded Research Development Center (FFRDC), or DoD/DoE Laboratory organizations
  • Familiarity and proven work experience with DoD Acquisition Program Management, including DoD Adaptive Acquisition Framework (5000 series) processes and requirements
  • Experience developing solicitation documents (RFI, RFP, PWS, SOW) and evaluating proposals
  • Experience with government financial management processes and systems
  • Knowledge of Confluence and Jira
  • Knowledge of planning and program management to execute major projects, provide expert advice to colleagues, and present innovative recommendations for advancing programs and/or methods
  • Apply programmatic knowledge and experience to advise the Government Program Management Office
  • Assure that short and long-range plans and actions are consistent with service goals, schedules, policies, and objectives outlined in the program roadmap
  • Prepare recommendations for the completion of activities to accomplish the goals and objectives of the department
  • Monitor project/program status and adjust work plans accordingly. May negotiate with a variety of government staff to obtain needed resources and support
  • Develop and execute integrated risk reduction strategies and recommendations to mitigate identified program risk conditions
  • Prepare directives, issuances, memorandums, policy statements, and other written guidelines and recommendations
  • Develop and defend program objective memorandum (POM) inputs to capture disconnects and initiatives to meet program goals
  • Assist with the development of financial progress reports in support of finance reviews
  • Assist with coordinating the resolution of programmatic issues and deficiencies with prime contractors and other support contractors
  • Support the management of prime contractor performance and assists with the management of contract deliverable performance
  • Maintain strong relationships across a wide spectrum of stakeholders including USSF, USAF, USN, USSPACECOM, USINDOPACOM, USEUCOM, USSOCOM, OSD/R&E, SSDP, intelligence community (IC) partners, and international partners
  • Develop and maintains strong relationships with Government Contract, Legal, Finance, and Program teams
  • Support the Government’s planning, acquisition, modification, and execution of multiple contracts
  • Assist with translating user requirements into statement of work documentation
  • Assist with writing, coordinating, and maintaining program documentation on requirements, costs, schedules, performance, risks, opportunities, impacts, and program status
  • Support stakeholder engagement on matters affecting program execution
  • Provide relevant input to acquisition planning activities
  • Assists in the build and release of requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Assist with the review, evaluation, and award of proposals, prepares and coordinates contract documentation
  • Monitor the execution of contracts supporting program acquisition, modernization, sustainment, and operations of the program
  • Travel to CONUS and OCONUS locations at the request of the Government
  • Other duties as required/requested by the government within the constraints of the S3 contract
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and build effective relationships and teams with government customers, FFRDCs, and contractors, working in a highly dynamic environment
  • Comfortable interacting with senior leadership
  • Knowledge of government financial management processes and systems
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal) with internal and external clients

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • 12+ years of directly relevant experience, 5 of which must be in the DoD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in business, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field
  • 8+ years of directly relevant experience, 5 of which must be in the DoD
  • PMP Certification; DAU DAWIA, or equivalent Acquisition Program Management Level II or III training


  • Employer paid medical insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • 401k
  • PTO
  • Tuition reimbursement

Security Clearance

Must be a U.S. Citizen. A high-level Department of Defense (DoD) active security clearance may be required. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to government information.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time and typing and reading from a computer screen. Must have enough mobility, including bending, reaching, and kneeling, to complete daily duties in a prompt and efficient manner and may include lifting thirty pounds, as necessary.

Company Summary

Headquartered in Hawaii, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an SBA Certified NHO (Native Hawaiian Organization) 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services.

Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects found around the world, our team has innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technological solutions. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget."

Company Employment Statement

Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing as positions, functions, and qualifications may vary depending on business needs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.

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