Position:  Program Manager
Location:  Bedford, NH
Job Id:  229
# of Openings:  1

Optics 1, Inc., a Safran Group Company, is a technology leader in the design, development, and production of Integrated Electro-optical Systems for commercial and government applications.  Leveraging our multi-disciplined engineering expertise in optics, electronics, software and mechanics, Optics 1 is able to design and deliver state-of-the-art electro-optical integrated systems. 
The Program Manager is responsible to sustain the technical development and growth of multiple programs associated with the technical design, manufacture and delivery of Targeting Systems and/or electro-optical systems and subsystems business area. Including but not limited to providing technical and programmatic leadership, as well as providing strong subject matter expertise and support.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to:
  • Develop and maintain the technology roadmap for the product line, ensuring that Optics 1’s roadmap is coherent, aligned with our strengths, and positioned to be successful.
  • Management of multiple programs associated with the technical design, manufacture and delivery of Targeting Systems and/or electro-optical systems and subsystems.
  • Plan and oversee the detailed implementation of programs, making sure that they stay within the stipulated budget and are delivered per contract.
  • Plan and implement necessary import and export controls, documentation and licensing activity.
  • Act as a leader among the program team making sure that time, risks, costs, quality and program resources are managed effectively.
  • Provide leadership in internal and external customer meetings while ensuring the execution of contracts is geared towards customer satisfaction.
  • Serve as lead interface between external customers and the Company.
  • Coordinate with international partners and affiliates while ensuring compliance with all applicable export compliance regulations.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience with the management of development and/or production programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-disciplined integrated program team associated with the continued on-time delivery of programs and products.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program management processes and best practices.
  • Complete understanding of ITAR regulations and import/export regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and create multinational proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead product failure recovery efforts.
  • Experience with USG or DoD customer base; US Army or US Navy experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex multiple independent and technical tasks.
  • US Citizenship or US Protected Individual Status Required
  • Experience working in a multi-national, multi customer environment
  • Experience with and demonstrated understanding of inertial navigation and/or electro-optical system design and production.
  • Experience in DoD acquisition and contracting; US Army a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or a related scientific field
  • Master’s Degree desired
  • Fluency in the English Language is required
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of programs including MS Word, MS Project ,MS Outlook, MS Excel PowerPoint and MS Access at a minimum.
  • Up to 30% - Frequent travel between facilities and customers in the United States, along with some international travel.

No phone calls please.

Optics 1, Inc. offers a full benefit package, plus a very competitive salary. 


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