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Huntington Ingalls Industries Senior Program Manager/Systems Engineer - 18880 in Rome, New York

Senior Program Manager/Systems Engineer - 18880

Position Location Rome, NY

Requisition # 18880

# of Openings 1

HII – Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc. (HII-MDIS) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII - MDIS is currently seeking a Senior Program Manager/Systems Engineer to coordinate research activities in the Information Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY.

This position will directly support the Air Force Simulator Common Architecture Requirements and Standards (SCARS) initiative. The SCARS initiative is meant to apply current and emerging cloud processing technologies to simulation devices to enhance capabilities, improve life cycle support, and improve the cybersecurity posture of the Air Force training enterprise.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Provide all SCARS Team Lead activities including interfacing with the customer(s), project planning, allocating tasks to team personnel, and coordinating activities within the development environment.

  • Manage development of a SCARS testbed capability within AFRL and produce assessments and recommendations of suitable technologies for incorporation into the testbed.

  • Assist with simulator reference architecture requirements definition and documentation

  • Interface between 711HPW/RHA and AFLCMC/WNS Simulator Program Offices, AFRL/RIE, RHA and RIE contractors, and other organizations as required.

  • Manage Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) projects addressing SCARS topics.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, or a related field with 10 years of relevant work experience; or 15 years of relevant work experience

  • Outstanding organizational, planning, and prioritization skills along with an ability to adapt to evolving concepts.

  • Comprehensive and in-depth understanding and knowledge of DoD Intelligence requirements, technology needs, ISR, cross-domain technology application, open architecture and service oriented architecture.

  • Demonstrable written and spoken communication skills - ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications, and articulate ideas clearly and concisely.

  • Experience working with, managing, and mentoring a technical team from entry level to senior developers.

  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred –

  • AFRL experience

  • Advanced Degree

  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies and tools including DevOps

  • PMP or DAWIA certifications


  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

  • Secret level clearance required.

  • Ability to attain and maintain TS level clearance.

  • The selected applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.