Teledyne Technologies

Senior Program Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Montgomeryville
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Company Name
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
Citizenship/Visa Requirement
US Citizen Only
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Company Overview

Teledyne Judson Technologies (TJT) is a global leader in detectors from the Visible to VLWIR spectrum, offering an extensive range of single element infrared detectors. Two dimensional focal plane arrays (InGaAs, InSb, and HgCdTe) and Integrated Dewar Cooler Assemblies (IDCA) complement our detector portfolio. Military, space, and commercial markets employ our detectors, which are recognized for high performance. Located near Philadelphia, with easy access to the Northeast corridor, TJT offers a small company atmosphere, while enjoying the benefits of being part of a larger corporation. TJT is looking for a seasoned program manager with space/military/commercial program experience, to manage infrared detector and focal plane array programs, with full ownership of cost, schedule, and technical performance


Position Summary and Responsibilities


Position Summary:

Responsible for the management and coordination of all programmatic and technical activities on assigned program for Teledyne Judson Technologies.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage programs through all phases from RFP review, proposal preparation and submission, contract negotiation and definitization, program baseline and kickoff, PDR, CDR, MRR, TRR, qualification, validation, production and delivery.
  • Lead and coordinate multiple programs in parallel
  • Use standard practices for program schedule and cost management, and be responsible for maintaining and updating estimates (to complete, at completion). 
  • Analyze, evaluate and plan approaches for complex technical problems developed by technical team members.
  • Identify, quantify, and mitigate risks through rigorous approaches.
  • Assemble and clearly communicate proposal information in gate reviews to upper management, including rigorous articulation of risks and compliance to customer specifications.
  • Act as front line communicator to customers, leading program reviews, status reports, teleconferences and visits to/by customers.
  • Interacts with highly technical internal personnel and external customers in all matters including contracts, finance, accounting and procurement
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance to ensure compliance with program quality specifications.
  • Support marketing of programs and products to customers.
  • Identify and assist in the development patentable intellectual property.
  • Build long-term relationships with key stakeholders at varying levels; recognized as an influential ally.
  • Recognize the need for cross-boundary efforts and initiate and develop when they don't exist.
  • Identify, prioritize, and solve a broad span of difficult problems that are not isolated and usually contain a large number of variables or elements requiring new approaches to solution.
  • Manage programs with latitude/responsibility for most decision, with expectation that critical issues are raised to management in a timely manner.

Advocate and develop new programs




Qualifications & Competencies


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies:


  • Demonstrated experience in /Space/military/commercial program management
  • Demonstrated capability for program risk management
  • Basic knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) practices is necessary, with advanced applied knowledge highly desirable
  • Knowledge of contract types and strategies for programs bid under different contracting types
  • Technical background in Electronics/Optics/Electrical/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering; Background in imaging, semiconductors, and infrared materials is a plus
  • Success in focusing, aligning, and building effective teams
  • Program development skills, including marketing to customers
  • Understanding of the impact of novel technologies in applications, specifically in infrared sensing
  • Commitment to improving key business metrics set up by upper management
  • Advanced computer proficiency level using Microsoft Office Suite (Project, Visio, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint). Must be well versed in MS Project and resource loaded schedules
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with peers and partners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel approximately two to four times per quarter, primarily in the U.S.


Education and/or Experience


  • Master Degree in Physics, Engineering or Science (Ph.D. desirable) and ten years of relevant experience required
  • Experience in managing multifaceted projects or complex programs involving unique and/or complex technologies
  • Experience in leading high performance team
  • US Citizenship with ability to attain/maintain government security clearance


Citizenship Requirements

Due to the type of work at the facility and certain access restrictions, successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.




What can Teledyne offer YOU?
A Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Excellent Health, Dental, Vision
Paid Vacation Time
Paid Sick Time
Life Insurance Benefits
Paid Holidays
401(k) Eligibility
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Educational Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Fun Events throughout the year



Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.    



If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call (805)373-4545.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response. 



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