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Manager, Spacecraft Program Manager

Cincinnati, Ohio

Job ID IMS20221304-80554
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  • Level: Experienced
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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Manager, Spacecraft Programs

Job Code: IMS20221304-80554

Location: Mason, Ohio

Job Description:

Space & Sensors division is seeking a Manager, Spacecraft Programs to join its team in Mason, Ohio. The successful candidate will lead and direct experienced professionals. Using effective interpersonal skills to influence decisions. establish short-term operational plans with measurable contribution to function and business area results. The Spacecraft Programs team delivers advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers’ mission-critical challenges, both domestic and abroad.

Essential Functions:

  • People-focused leader responsible for driving collaboration, inclusivity, and innovation within their team and organization overall to achieve business objectives.
  • Responsible for managing the cost, schedule, technical, and contractual performance requirements of a complex technical program portfolio through the life-cycle phases of development, implementation, and operations. This includes utilizing Earned Value Management, maintaining an integrated master schedule, managing development and test to a technical baseline, and maintains an active and proactive risk management program. Responsible for budget management and financial execution of the program portfolio.
  • Works with the customer and internal program leadership to determine needs, requirements, and new business opportunities, and then directs the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications to meet those needs.
  • Work with functional leadership to ensure that all resources such as engineering, manpower, production, and facilities are available to support the program.
  • Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, and administrative areas.
  • Solves highly complex problems with significant business impact.
  • Interacts internally with management and customers on significant business matters.


  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 9 years of prior work related experience in program management of technical programs.
  • 7+ years of program management experience including all phases of program execution (pursuit and offer leadership, contractual negotiations, start-up, execution, and close-out) with experience in the Spacecraft/Satellite industry, managing development and production of electronic products over the full life cycle
  • Minimum of 5 years experience being a people leader (i.e., direct reports).
  • Demonstrated capability to lead teams in successfully achieving defined Customer and Company program objectives within cost, schedule, and contractual constraints.
  • Experienced in organizing and leading Engineering, contractual, financial, Operations, and other cross functional areas to provide total Program life-cycle management. Experience managing projects with budgets of $15M+ and a total portfolio > $30M.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Objective thinker, problem solver with ability to execute challenging tasks to completion.
  • Ability to develop broad, cooperative relationships with numerous groups and individuals, even when having no direct authority over them.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and MS Project
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Bachelor's of Science in technical field
  • Graduate degree in related field
  • PMP Certification
  • Data analytic skills and familiarity with Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, or similar data visualization applications.
  • Active Security Clearance or ability to obtain and maintain a clearance

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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