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Principal, Program Management

Chantilly, Virginia

Job ID SAS20211606-62966
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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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  • Level: Experienced
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My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

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    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
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  • 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

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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Principal, Program Manager

Job Code: SAS20211606-62966

Job Location:Chantilly, VA

Job Description:

The successful candidate will lead a high performing team of business development and program management professionals and work effectively with other senior business development leadership and functional entities that focus on the Space Warfighting Mission. The candidate will be pivotal to program execution and developing pursuit and capture plans, business strategy, identifying and qualifying new business opportunities and interfacing with customers to close on contract orders to meet annual operating and strategic growth plans. The successful candidate will have proven experience in program management and growing a DoD Sales Pipeline that is focused on delivering Space Warfighting mission solutions. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated the ability to lead a geographically dispersed team of high performing professionals while developing new talent within this business.

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
  • Drives program execution in order to achieve key business and financial objectives for orders, revenue recognition, operating income, and free cash flow.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of the program and ensure compliance with customer requirements
  • Identify, plan and execute campaign strategies relative to business capture for Space Warfighting capabilities.
  • Lead business acquisition process milestone/gate reviews; to include opportunity identification, qualification, pursuit, pre-proposal, and proposal processes.
  • Plan and direct Space Warfighting engagement activities in support of customer & Industry related meetings and conferences as a thought leader for Space Warfighting and associated BMC2 capabilities.
  • Support annual planning efforts for Internal Research & Development, Trade Shows, Marketing, and other customer engagement efforts.
  • Work closely with business leadership within the Space Superiority and Geospatial Sector and across the Space and Airborne Systems.
  • Develop/present executive level reports/presentations on business cases and sales performance.
  • Participate in the Talent Management process for all direct reports.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
  • 2+ years’ operational DoD Space Warfighting mission experience in a leadership role
  • 5 years' experience developing new business opportunities within DOD
  • 5 years of experience supporting capture efforts and programs/projects in DoD and Space Warfighting markets
  • TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Dynamic, success driven, self-starter that drives change every day for a stronger, better business with proven leadership and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated skills in program management principles with the ability to excel in a cost and schedule constrained environment; Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong formal presentation skills
  • Risk/Change Management and Earned Value Management experience
  • Space and Missile Center (SMC), Space RCO and DARPA acquisition experience
  • Proven experience managing an Orders/Sales pipeline in excess of $500M
  • Demonstrated leadership of a dynamic/geographically separated work force.
  • Thorough understanding of DoD Space Warfighting Requirements and budgets and decision makers.
  • Familiarity with technologies that are applied to Space Domain Awareness and Space Control.
  • Ability to Travel – up to 10%.

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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