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Head of Program Management Office

The Head of Program Management is responsible for establishing and sustaining Lincoln Laboratory’s scalable approach to program management, developing program managers Laboratory-wide, and directly supporting execution of complex prototyping efforts through a balance of technical and management capabilities.


The Program Management Office provides project execution resources and support, develops and administers program leadership training for technical staff, advises program managers on principles and techniques, collects and analyzes program metrics, and interfaces with sponsor representatives.  The office also provides expertise in estimation, prototyping, schedule, budget, major subcontracts, and reporting.  


The Head of Program Management reports to the Laboratory Director’s Office, conducts program execution reviews for complex efforts, coordinates with the Safety and Mission Assurance Office, and develops and maintains program management tools and processes.



  • The candidate must have experience in applying program management methodologies to advanced R&D programs. 
  • This includes detailed familiarity with design, fabrication, assembly, integration, and test techniques; schedule development; budget development; variance analysis; earned value management; portfolio trend analysis; major subcontract management; status reporting; team leadership; risk management; and other program management functions.
  • Prior group leadership experience, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated ability to define and execute a strategic vision is required.
  • Experience with space hardware and software development is highly desirable. 



  • BS or MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or in Physics is required, combined with an MBA focused on technical/engineering/project management.


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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.




Requisition ID: 30768 

Salary Range
$95,000.00 - 143,000.00
per Year
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Lexington, MA 02420, US