LinQuest is seeking a Program Manager to support the Wideband Remote Monitoring System (WRMS) WGS-11 requirement in support of Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS), Product Manager, Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (PdM WESS), Project Officer (PO) Wideband Control (WC), located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. PM DCATS’ mission is to enable information dominance for the Army, Department of Defense (DoD), National Command Authority, and International Partners by acquiring, implementing, sustaining strategic satellite and terrestrial communications, and leading technologies to meet current and future requirements. PM DCATS reports to the Army’s Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) also located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Product Manager, Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (PdM WESS), Project Officer (PO) Wideband Control (WC) is encompassed under the PM DCATS portfolio. The WRMS requirement falls under PO WC as part of its mission to acquire and install state-of-the-art strategic satellite network control and planning systems for use with the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS), and commercial satellite systems. PO WC was required to stand up satellite monitoring equipment in order to support these constellations, and to provide enhancements on an as-needed basis to meet emerging mission requirements. The purpose of satellite monitoring is to ensure DoD communications that take place over these satellites occurs as planned and to identify/mitigate interferences. These interferences can typically be contributed to environmental disruptions (sun/rain), unauthorized access, jamming, and operator error. This not only aids in maintaining planned communications, but enables more effective management of satellite resources. Satellite monitoring of WGS is done in synchronized Spectrum Information Gathering (SIG), and In-beam monitoring modes, while DSCS is done only on an In-beam monitoring mode basis. The current strategic monitoring locations are located at the five (5) Wideband SATCOM Operations Centers (WSOCs) and the six (6) Remote Monitoring and Control Equipment (RMCE) sites located worldwide (see Table 1-1). Each WSOC has a suite of terminals to monitor WGS and DSCS satellites. RMCE’s are unmanned remote locations, with a suite of ground control equipment that the WSOC can access via a terrestrial network to gain line-of-sight visibility of satellites that normally would not be in view. As the WGS fleet increased in size, there was a need identified for extended coverage and monitoring satellites. RMCE provides the necessary coverage by allowing the WSOCs to remotely monitor satellites in locations otherwise not within geographical view. This capability also contributes to mission redundancy. The WSOCs are connected to each other via the Wideband SATCOM Operational Management System (WSOMS) Network (WSOMSNet). This enables the WSOCs to provide backup and overlap coverage. Coverage is required twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days a week. Control of the satellite monitoring equipment is required to be performed by WSOC personnel via the satellite monitoring equipment’s client software that functions on the WSOC workstation computers. WSOC workstation computers are also located in Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) management facilities where SATCOM mission planners require (non-control) access for situational awareness (SA). The management facilities are part of the WSOMSNet. Responsibilities: * Leading a combined industry team to deliver and demonstrate a WRMS prototype and execute a test program to validate and verify prototype capabilities to the USG customer for utilization to support a down-select to an operational capability.
* Providing direction on program development of software architectures and design concepts, hardware development such as electronic circuits, electronic devices or equipment for purposes such as remote monitoring, sensing and control.
* Determining logical solutions to major problems and developing or initiating changes to system architecture and/or hardware and software designs to resolve said problems.
* Determining compatibility and interoperability issues of assigned systems and other related integrated systems and notifying appropriate managerial, engineering and operational organizations of possible impacts to system mission effectiveness.
* Reviewing systems documentation including plans, specifications, design data, procedures and other associated documents in support of assigned systems and for systems that interface with assigned systems.
* Developing comprehensive technical documentation for engineering forecasts, status reporting and detailed planning of projects.
Required Skills: * Understanding and experience with all facets of program management to include Wideband DoD and Commercial SATCOM Enterprise space-borne and ground-based network architectures, interoperability, and WGS payload capabilities, planning, and monitoring for operations and execution.
Desired Skills: * Substantial expertise on SATCOM systems across DoD, Services, and overall SATCOM Enterprise airborne and ground-based platforms, fixed facilities and mobile/transportable systems.
* Experience working with Wideband SATCOM Enterprise community stakeholders such as US Space Force, PEO EIS, USARSTRAT, and the Combatant Commands.
Required Experience: * BS in Engineering Discipline OR 8-yrs work experience OR Associate Degree plus 10-yrs work experience
* 10 years of experience in Program Management or Comparable Functional Skill Set
* An active Secret clearance is required for this position. Must be able to obtain a TS/SC. Preferred Experience: * MS in Engineering Discipline OR 15 yrs work experience OR Bachelor's Degree plus 10 yrs work Experience.
* 15 years of experience in Program Management or Comparable Functional Skill Set. Qualifications Licenses & Certifications Required Secret