Program Manager

| Woburn, MA, USA
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STR is seeking a Program Manager (PM) in the Systems Development Division who is passionate about collaborative problem solving and working on the hardest national security problems. The PM will initially be responsible for the planning and execution of a control account within a larger program and will have opportunities to manage stand-alone programs from proposal development / contract initiation through program close-out and transition. The PM will also be responsible for facilitating business operations across the portfolio to enable successful execution.

We believe that each candidate has a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives that could enable us to provide our customers with innovative solutions. The skills listed below are intended to give you a sense for the position. If you see an overlap with your skills, go ahead and apply!

PM responsibilities will include receiving requirements from our program customer(s), tracking the program schedule and milestones, coordinating with STR Contracts, Finance, Security, and IT teams, providing quality assurance on reports, and tracking program risk to ensure timely, successful deliveries of products to the customer. The PM will also coordinate with STR sub-contractors, ensuring smooth integration and accomplishment of assigned tasks. Additionally, the PM will routinely collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to support the Portfolio Lead and other key stakeholders on staff planning, financial planning, recruiting and onboarding, and continuous improvement of internal security and IT processes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively execute programs to ensure cost, schedule and technical program metrics are being tracked and within plan
  • Aid in proposal development by leading the capture and proposal writing/delivery while ensuring adherence to gated capture process
  • Lead and manage multi-functional teams across broad areas of expertise
  • Provide regular program briefs to System Development Portfolio Leadership and external stakeholders
  • Create and maintain an environment that fosters collaboration by giving clear direction and constructive feedback to the team
  • Monitor progress against goals: anticipate risks, resolve issues, and initiate corrective actions as appropriate
  • Work in a fast-paced environment to enable successful contract execution
  • Build strong customer relationships and establish open lines of communication


  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 3 years of prior relevant experience in Government contracting or research and development
  • Program Manager or Control Account Manager experience in a design and development and/or build contract including Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) definition, schedule generation, financial analysis/reporting, and resource management
  • Experience in Proposal Development including planning and cost estimation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Successful experience in leading and managing multi-discipline teams
  • Strong presentation and organizational skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Security Clearance (Top Secret preferred)
  • Experience in Space, Air, and/or Undersea missions
  • Working knowledge of DoD or IC mission and acquisition process
  • Experience in Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Experience in Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to MS Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience managing Research and Development (R&D) programs through all phases from ideation to technology research and product development
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, technically diverse programs and teams
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and eager to engage in technical marketing and business development

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security in: cyber; next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare; and artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, and we go home at night knowing that we pushed the envelope of technology and made the world safer.

STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at for more info.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at [email protected] and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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600 W Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801

An Insider's view of STR

What are some social events your company does?

To create and foster connections among employees, STR hosts community events monthly. These include paint nights, trivia nights, cooking classes, and other exciting activities. Throughout the year, STR holds fun contests including a Movement Challenge and an Ugly Sweater Contest. To bring everyone together, STR also hosts a Holiday Party each year.


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How does the company support your career growth?

My STR internship gave me the opportunity to leverage and expand upon my skill set to solve real-world problems and contribute to my group’s research goals. Now as a full-time employee, I’m excited to continue working with a team of bright, talented, and friendly people on exciting challenges which push the boundaries of technology!


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What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's pretty fun to work at a place that does good things and treats its employees really well. There is free coffee, oatmeal, snacks, Brugger’s Bagels every Friday, lots of giveaways (peloton bikes!), a ton of employee academic/fun clubs (I am in the RF, surfing, running, and math clubs), and fun laptop stickers.


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What are STR Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
STR currently offers unconscious bias training to all employees.
Diversity employee resource groups
All STR employees have the opportunity to join or start their own Employee Resource Groups . Some existing ERGs include Womxn@STR, GenZ@STR, and more.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend

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