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Senior Technical Director for Ballistic and Hypersonic Missile Defense

Company: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Technical Director for Ballistic and Hypersonic Missile Defense

Job Description

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking a Senior Technical Director to spearhead ARA's effort to develop business opportunities in the Huntsville, AL area. ARA is a 1,400-person engineering and science company that seeks to apply our technical capabilities and experience to create solutions to customer challenges and seeks a proactive leader in the Huntsville area to guide that effort. The successful applicant will report directly to ARA's Division Manager for its Emerald Coast Division operations, but will be responsible for identifying, marketing, and leading company-wide efforts to generate new business and lead projects for clients including the Department of Defense organizations and defense industry companies. The primary areas of business include, but are not limited to:

* Ballistic and Hypersonic Missile Defense

* Aviation and Missile Systems

* Weapons Effects Modeling and Simulation

The successful applicant must have extensive experience in one or more of the above areas and practical experience leading technically complex defense projects. The applicant must be able to proactively engage potential customers to determine requirements and align ARA capabilities to meet those requirements. Over time, this position is expected to grow in responsibility to include supervision of a technical team supporting project workload. Applicants who have led teams that have conceived and developed solutions to complex problems in these business areas will be given primary consideration.

Qualifications

* 10+ years of experience and subject matter expertise in the ballistic missile defense and/or hypersonic systems, weapons effects M&S, and/or aviation and missile systems

* Past experience within the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) or Combat Capabilities Development Command/Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC/AvMC), preferably both

* Experience leading research and development projects in the desired business areas

* Experience leading business development and proposal writing desired

* Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance, which includes US citizenship

* B.S. in engineering; M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant area desired

Job Location

This position will be based out of ARA offices in Huntsville, AL near Redstone Arsenal and report directly to the Division Manager for ARA's Emerald Coast Division located in Niceville, FL adjacent to Eglin AFB.

Benefits

This position includes a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, excellent work environment, an opportunity to earn company ownership and an excellent chance for career advancement in a 100% employee-owned corporation.

Position Type

Full-Time/Exempt

Company Information

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1400 professionals and is rapidly growing. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their contributions which not only add to the company's success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at www.ara.com.

Applications

To apply go to www.careers.ara.com and search for "Senior Technical Director".

EqualOpportunityEmployerDescription

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

PayTransparencyPolicyStatement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)",

DegreeName: Master of Science

Education: Engineering

Description: Experience leading business development and proposal writing desired

Description: Experience leading research and development projects in the desired business areas

Keywords: Applied Research Associates, Inc., Huntsville , Senior Technical Director for Ballistic and Hypersonic Missile Defense, IT / Software / Systems , Huntsville, Alabama

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