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Caribou Thunder Systems Engineering Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado


Systems Engineering Manager


Caribou Thunder LLC is a provider of global engineering services since 2006. The company is certified by the Small Business Administration as Native American and woman owned, HUBZone and Small Disadvantaged Business, that has completed projects for Department of Defense and Intelligence Community in 22 countries and 35 states around the globe.

Caribou Thunder is seeking a Systems Engineer Manager that will support a large Department of Defense contract to support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The work environment is that of a casual small-company feel but backed by large-company resources and infrastructure. Our diverse systems engineering team is mission-focused while also committed to personal development.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for daily operations of a team, schedules, costs and day-to-day contract execution

  • Cost, schedule and technical performance of a small system development-type and services-type Task Order as part of the larger SWDC program, as well as Control Account Management (CAM)

  • Works as the PNT Product Line Lead, and works with the PNT Engineering Manager, Cyber Engineer/Analyst, and Business Process Analyst within the team, management of functional staff within the program, coordination with stakeholders and customers across the MDA

  • Provides a continued emphasis on mature systems engineering practice

  • Ensures overall successful contract execution within expected cost, schedule and performance parameters

  • Responsible for developing proposals, baselining costs and schedules, developing and maintaining project schedules, financial forecasts and analysis, contract financial deliverables and customer interface

  • The candidate will have management responsibilities for Northrop Grumman employees and sub-contractors

    Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's of Science degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience OR a Master's with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. At least one degree needs to be in a STEM discipline.

  • Prior Program Management, Project Management and CAM experience

  • Experience leading staff and managing activities

  • Prior experience in leading employees in a supervisory role

  • Experience presenting and communicating with government customers

  • A current final Secret or higher DoD clearance; the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) elements and components

  • Understanding of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) organization and responsibilities

  • General knowledge of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) systems

  • Experience proposing and managing a Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF) contract

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility




    Colorado Springs, CO

    About Caribou Thunder

    Caribou Thunder is an established Department of Defense contractor with over 15 years of experience delivering global engineering programs. We offer industry leading salaries as well as world class benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Savings Plans, and 401k offerings. We offer challenging and exciting work opportunities with growth potential, within several Department of Defense contracts and have a turnover level much lower than industry averages due to our tradition of serving our employees with the highest level of support. Caribou Thunder Engineering Services is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, in which hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. United States citizenship is a requirement for all positions.