Mission Planning Department Manager in Nashua, NH at DCS

Date Posted: 10/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to and collaborating with the Aviation and Maritime Technology Division Manager, the Mission Planning Department Manager will effectively manage their Department’s operations and grow their organizations.

Essential Job Functions:

Apply well-defined management processes and concepts in oversight of an organization consisting of subordinate managers and individual contributors who primarily develop software in support of US Army, US Navy and US Air Force Mission Planning programs.

Ensure the organization performs effective project planning, execution and change processes to ensure a high-level of customer satisfaction and achievement of DCS and AMTD business goals.  Assist in tracking and reporting status against financial goals.

Provide oversight of the Department’s Capture and Proposal activities, to include assigning roles for the Department’s Branch Managers, to achieve assigned annual business growth consistent with the goals of the DCS Strategic Plan.

Develop a depth of understanding of DoD Mission Planning, software development, and emerging software solutions.

Promote Department and Division capabilities and advantages with key civilian and military leaders.

Identify and gain support of external stakeholders to achieve Department’s objectives.

Recruit and retain subordinate managers to support current and anticipated projects.  Perform mentoring, supervision, and evaluation of subordinates.

Maintain morale in the Department.  Oversee hiring, staff supervision and career development to retain a fulfilled workforce.

Be an advocate and supporter of the DCS Quality Management System (QMS), responsible for QMS compliance with emphasis on QMS process improvement.

The successful candidate will work 75% directly on customer projects.  Candidates not currently supporting Mission Planning Department contracts must either qualify for existing contract billets or have other sources of direct coverage.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A High School Diploma or GED plus 18 years of experience, a Bachelor's degree plus 10 years or a Master's degree plus 9 years of experience is required.

Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance within 6-9 months.

Business development aptitude and customer-service talents.

Team leadership experience.

Promotes DCS with a positive, confidence-inspiring image.

Ability to manage a budget, meet established schedules, and complete assigned reviews and reports.

Proven, excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to a) provide positive and negative feedback, b) make a persuasive argument, c) describe in writing team processes and ideas.

Exceptional interpersonal skills, with local and distributed team members.

Desired Skills:

Ability to participate in Agile and SAFe focused software development methods and ceremonies.

Familiarity and experience with the Capability Maturity Model / Integration (CMMI).

Familiarity with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

Candidate is located near and will work out of the Nashua, NH office.