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Lead, Program Manager

Canoga Park, California

Job ID 10217
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

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  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Influential
  • Organised
  • Strategic
  • Technical


My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

Lizzie, Procurement Associate, Rochester, NY

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Program Manager to join our Canoga Park, CA office.

This is an opportunity to support the Sentinel (GBSD) Post Boost Propulsion System (PBPS) program as it goes through EMD and into production. This is a high profile program critical to the defense of our nation and our allies. We are looking for a dynamic leader to drive program success. This position will help to lead an evolving development program, interface directly with customers, and ensure effective program execution.  This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team on a high profile program critical to the defense of our nation and our allies.

Candidate needs to be customer-focused and provide the best, most cost-effective systems or capabilities, within contract bounds, along with being innovative, while striving for optimal solutions.  Needs to be able to think or seek better ways to manage those projects and be candid about project status, including risks, along with providing potential solutions.

The candidate must also have the ability to direct a technical effort, making clear the objectives of the project at the same time as providing clear assignments & deliverables for each team member.  An ability to gauge the overall effort and re-direct questions towards the team is essential to providing the quick iterations of the project needed for successful completion with all actions resolved.

The ability to estimate and manage cost and schedule performance is imperative for this position and working knowledge of EVMS tools is a plus.

Lastly, the candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate progress and issues to higher-level management, functional discipline leaders (COE’s), the program Integrated Product Team leads, and supporting team members.

Essential Functions: 

  • Manage projects, tasks or required activities in support of the program office which will include but not limited to, coordinating and leading technical activities key to the program’s success, perform tasks, delegate tasks and make decisions required to close out those assigned activities with appropriate progress to maintain agreed schedule and cost status as needed.  Ensure the scope of work is completed within cost and schedule constraints by applying management tools to plan, monitor and implement corrective action as required. Definition and overall management of the program scope is required. Demonstrate to our customers that Aerojet Rocketdyne is the best value supplier for their propulsion needs.
  • Prepare program plans, coordinate cost estimates and manage Earned Value Management System (EVMS) for assigned program(s). Ensure effective variance analysis and corrective actions are in place for all cost account managers and drive execution of the business rhythm. 
  • Support development of cost/schedule estimate proposals for key elements of the program.
  • Travel to customers and suppliers to support program objectives.


Requires a Bachelor's degree and ten (10) years of applicable experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).  Candidate should also have demonstrated successful achievement of technical, cost and schedule goals.

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Aerospace or defense development experience with Solid or liquid propulsion experience
  • PMP certification or Project Management certificate
  • Extensive knowledge of project management within the framework of the Project Management Institute including Project Planning, Project Control (Earned Value), Project Execution, Communication, Procurement, and Quality
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Demonstrated ability in team building and leadership skills to achieve project objectives
  • Demonstrated trustworthiness in accomplishing agreed upon objectives
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously
  • Ability to independently propose, plan, and then execute a project
  • Proficient in the use of all the basic MS Office tools and therefore be proficient in computer operating systems, MS Outlook, MS Excel (entering formulas, graphing, developing spreadsheets), MS PowerPoint (presentations, storyboard development, logic diagrams), MS Visio (business diagrams and sketches), and MS Word (tables, program plans).
  • Proficiency to also include setting up Integrated Master Schedules using knowledge of MS Project or similar scheduling tool to create extensive project files for large-size projects

Existing SECRET level clearance desired.

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $104,500 - $193,500. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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