Lockheed Martin Sensemaking Research Area Program Manager in Arlington, Virginia
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) is chartered with creating generation-after-next technology to enhance national security and help Lockheed Martin maintain technology dominance. As a group of applied research laboratories, ATL looks beyond current requirements to envision future capabilities and needs, exploring technology in informatics, cyber, materials, robotics, spectrum systems and others. Our researchers work closely with customers to create and shape opportunities and are skilled in applying evolving research to emerging operational problems for the DoD, Intelligence Community, and commercial partners. Our agile business structure is designed to swiftly respond to urgent needs. Our primary partners include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), government service laboratories, and other Lockheed Martin companies. ATL also maintains research relationships with key universities, industry partners and thought leaders.
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Candidate will be the Research Area Manager for Sensemaking technology in the Informatics Research Laboratory within the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. The primary function of this position is to develop and lead a group of 15-20 technology professionals to successfully: • Identify innovative technology opportunities. Build and sustain relationships with thought leaders from the DoD community; the Intelligence community, academia, and Science and Technology (S&T) research funding agencies to identify high-value problems and high-payoff approaches. • Develop customer advocacy. Align research group activities to customer goals, focusing on S&T funding agencies and early adopter organizations. Help customers shape new program concepts while gaining insights to align ATL investments and approaches to customer needs. • Generate winning proposals. Assure that Research Area proposals effectively target key needs and communicate unique and discriminating technical approaches. • Develop high-value technologies and capabilities. Exploit both internal funding and external contract opportunities to incorporate state of the art approaches, including emerging basic research results from academic partners, to develop and demonstrate innovative capabilities. • Provide coaching and development opportunities to the research staff. Develop a “research culture” oriented environment where innovation is encouraged, and where staff find opportunities for publication, stretch assignments, and opportunities for outside research collaboration.
The Research Area Manager will interact with Lockheed Martin internal and external stakeholders to define, manage, track, and report status on research area and program efforts. Responsibilities will include research area staffing, planning, people management and professional development, and project and business execution. Applicants are expected to apply proven methods in program management to provide scheduling, financial and performance tracking, resource planning, and reporting on program efforts and progress.
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation.
This position may be located in CHERRY HILL, NJ or ARLINGTON, VA.
Basic Qualifications • Advanced degree in Science, Math, Engineering or similar discipline. • At least 5 years R&D experience as Program Manager or Principle Investigator for advanced information exploitation technology applied research projects. • Experience in defining R&D program objectives, preparing and presenting research plans and results to management and customers, developing research proposals, and planning, implementation, and tracking of R&D projects. • Strong people and technical leadership skill with experience as a team leader. • Previous experience in people management, including but not limited to hiring, coaching, and performance management • Proven ability to organize and manage multiple projects. • Ability to write key sections of proposals to win DoD-funded contracts, team with university and or government lab researchers, and collaborate with small and medium size partner companies. • Strong understanding and proven expertise in the application of state-of-the-art techniques in Sensemaking, including one or more of these areas of interest: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data techniques; Data Fusion; Machine Learning; Data Analytics; Human-Machine Interfaces. • Exceptional verbal and written skills and ability to present complex technical issues to customers, operational user advocates; and LM management as well as the ability to be a technical advocate for machine-based Sensemaking techniques. • Must have the ability to obtain a U.S. Secret Security clearance that requires U.S. citizenship. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Desired skills • 4 or more years of industry and/or government S&T experience. • Recognized leader in Sensemaking technologies that embody Machine Intelligence (e.g. AI and Big Data techniques; Data Fusion; Machine Learning; Data Analytics; Human-Machine Interfaces;) • Experience designing techniques relevant to social media exploitation, open source text exploitation, image and video exploitation, multi-INT exploitation, or large-scale structured data exploitation • Proven record of winning and executing contract R&D programs. • Demonstrated successful leadership and customer advocacy across a portfolio of related research projects. • Established network in the research and technology communities in human systems integration. • Appreciation of and willingness to apply a systems engineering approach to complex software systems, and an ability to interact with other scientific and engineering disciplines in the development of complex DoD systems. • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering (Systems), with emphasis on the Sensemaking technologies detailed above • Familiarity and work experience in Command and Control (C2); Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) planning or analysis; Military Intelligence; Air, Space or Cyber Operations; or Special Operations. • Experience in transitioning technology from the research environment to users. • Willingness to travel.
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Job Location(s): Arlington New Jersey, Arlington Virginia