Senior Program Manager
Orlando, FL 
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Job Description

Kratos Training Systems (KTS) has an immediate opening for a Senior Program Manager. The KSTC Orlando Facility is the corporate headquarters for training systems and services. As a senior program manager, you will be responsible for leading a large program that provides Aircrew training capabilities to various customers across the globe. Representative tasks and duties include:

  • Manage and direct the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met.
  • Develop strong relationships with customers to understand their needs, to anticipate obstacles to success, and to advocate internally on their behalf.

  • Review project team deliverables to ensure quality and adherence to internal and government standards and requirements.

  • Provide leadership to troubleshoot and solve complex technical and non-technical problems, seeking ways to mutually support customer requirements and business objectives.

  • Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel and services. Report program status to senior management on a monthly basis.
  • Demonstrate cash flow management principles by actively manage program performance based milestones to support company objectives.
  • Perform variance analyses of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management.
  • Develop leading verses lagging indicators to proactively predict program performance and implement timely corrective actions.
  • Manage project risks/opportunities and impact of changes, develop and execute mitigation plans, proactively manage escalation of issues to appropriate stakeholders, and manage scope creep.

  • Manage relationships and performance of sub-contractor scope of work to support program cost, schedule and performance objectives.

  • Provide interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities.

  • Act as a change agent to streamline program execution with maximum return to both internal and external customers.

Keyword: Project Management, Program Management, PMP, DIAWA, USMC, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Military, Aviation, Engineering, Military Aviation, Simulator, Aerial Gunnery, Training, Training Devic
Required Experience:

Knowldege, Skills, Abilities


  • Bachelor's of Science in Engineering or related discipline
  • At least 12 years of job related experience


  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite and MS Project
  • Working knowledge of Risk/Opportunity Management and Earned Value Management
  • Previous management experience with in the training and simulation; specifically full mission simulators.
  • Experience managing hardware development or production programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the systems engineering life cycle and processes
  • Working knowledge of Department of Defense Acquisition Frame work and associated design milestones

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • PMP certified (or ability to obtain).

  • Experience working within the virtual training domain, projection based technologies, image generators, and simulated weapon systems
  • Specific experience working with NAWCTSC, NAVAIR, PEO STRI, US ARMY, USMC, US NAVY, US AIRFORCE program offices.

  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt (preferred).

From: Kratos Defense
Kratos is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled.

All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
12+ years
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