Engineer: Systems

Engineering Program Manager

SRC, Inc., a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology, and ingenuity across our family of companies to deliver innovative, advanced defense solutions and products that are redefining possible®. Since 1957, our commitment to the customer and the best solution – not the bottom line – has remained a core value that guides our efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies we invent and manufacture, the laboratories, and facilities we build, the people we hire, and the communities we support.


At SRC, we provide you the freedom and the resources to solve “impossible” problems in a collaborative work environment that integrates research, development, and manufacturing. We strive to proactively identify and eliminate barriers that prevent our employees’ full participation and are committed to ensuring an inclusive and equitable workplace for all our employees. When you join our team, you’ll be a part of something truly meaningful. You’ll join more than 1,300 engineers, scientists, and professionals — with 20 percent of those employees having served in the military — helping to keep America and its allies safe and strong.


In return, you’ll enjoy an inclusive work environment, receive a competitive salary, and experience a comprehensive benefits package that includes four or more weeks of paid time off to start, 10 percent of an employee’s compensation contributed toward retirement, and 100 percent tuition support.

SRC Inc. is currently seeking Engineering Program Managers (EPM) to drive tactical execution of medium-to-large technical efforts.  SRC is a mission-driven, customer-focused, collaborative, and innovative environment, and we are looking to find individuals who share those same values.


  • Act as a bridge between the programmatic/customer and the tactical/engineering aspects of the program. Decompose and distribute programmatic information to the technical team at an appropriate and actionable level
  • Work closely with business unit and engineering technical leadership to execute the tactical efforts aligned with longer-term strategies
  • Communicate strategies to the tactical team to promote alignment, accountability, and purpose to their efforts
  • Collaborate closely with senior technical leadership on the program to ensure the execution plan aligns with the technical vision and customer needs for the effort
  • Plan and drive execution of the cross-functional technical scope on an effort (including business development and proposals for future work), coordinating the technical assets (labor and non-labor) with engineering functional leadership and support services to achieve program objectives
  • Support execution of the full lifecycle of the effort, from acquisition through development, production, and sustainment
  • Serve as primary contact (internal and external to SRC) for all tactical execution efforts
  • Communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, including customers, management, and other team members. Support and deliver technical presentations to stakeholders as required
  • Support the program team with the day-to-day management of program-level cost, scope, schedule, and status reporting efforts
  • Develop tactical level team structures, plans, schedules, collaboration environments/tools, and resource needs to meet milestones as identified by the program team. Provide input to the program team on risk and potential mitigations related to customer expectations (scope, budget, schedule, quality, etc.)
  • Leverage input from and delegate to the subsystem and functional leads on the effort to keep team focused on the same objectives
  • With support from the technical, program, manufacturing, and quality team, drive technical direction of the efforts to meet the quality goals of the effort, making technical decisions and setting tactical direction to responsibly manage any technical debt accrued
  • Ensure that engineering activities adhere to SRC processes. Encourage adoption of new design methodologies and technologies as appropriate


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other relevant technical degree; Master’s degree in engineering, business, or engineering management is preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience including a combination of full-lifecycle, cross functional engineering design and leadership of technical teams/resources
  • Strong energy and emotional intelligence skills to drive excitement and accountability within the technical team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage uncertainty, providing steady leadership and direction to the team
  • Strong organizational awareness and ability to collaborate across the enterprise
  • Experience with executing complex, full-lifecycle engineering efforts of varying maturity, from research and development to full product development and production/sustainment
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Some travel required (~10%) to provide support for field tests, demonstrations, and customer meetings

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience in the design, development, and implementation of radar, electronic warfare, and/or system of systems (SoS), starting from customer requirements and CONOPS through production and deployment
  • Experience with Research and Development and Product Development working with the DoD
  • Knowledge and experience in digital engineering and model-based system engineering (MBSE) concepts and tools
  • Experience with tools such as JIRA, Mattermost, Confluence, Innovator to enable effective collaboration
  • Experience with Gantt chart development in MS Project or similar tools
Total compensation for this role is market competitive. The anticipated salary range for this position based out of Syracuse, NY is estimated at $110,000 to $130,000 annually. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s experience, skills, and abilities, geographic location as well as other business and organizational needs. SRC offers competitive benefit options, for more details please visit our website.

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  • Location Syracuse, New York Herndon, Virginia San Antonio, TX
  • Employment Type Full-Time Salaried
  • Experience Required 10+ Years
  • Education Required Bachelors Degree
  • Security Clearance Requirement Secret
  • Travel % 10