Program Manager

  • Torrance, CA
  • Full Time
  • Intelligent Display & Sensor Systems
  • Manager/Supervisor

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Intellisense Systems, Inc., is a fast-growing Southern California technology innovator that solves tough mission-critical challenges for our customers in advanced military defense and homeland security markets by designing, developing, manufacturing, and distributing novel technology solutions for airborne, ground, and maritime applications.  

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Program Manager for our Intelligent Display and Sensor Systems Department, which specializes in rugged displays, electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor systems, and military wearable electronics for tactical applications. 

The successful candidate will be a direct contributor to the planning and execution of new and on-going engineering and new product development programs related to state-of-the-art electronics systems that will lead to the expansion of Intellisense’s product portfolio.  

The individual should have established technical and interpersonal skills necessary to lead a multi-disciplinary project team of engineers and scientists.  Strong customer interface and presentation skills are essential to support regular communication with government customers as well as various internal support organizations.  

What You'll Do:

  • Create and maintain project schedules depicting all project prerequisite activities, manufacturing operations, purchasing activities, and customer commitments as required per program Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Create and maintain project budget including cost profiles as required per the customer SOW & Specification for all managed projects including engineering, production, and support
  • Lead project related tasks, including supporting customer presentations and meetings, collecting action items and generating minutes from Project Team meetings
  • Coordinate primary aspects of customer communication, including status update meetings, technical reports and presentations, and technology demonstrations
  • Strong understanding on how to generate, track, and trace back the Contract and Product Requirements with a Traceability Matrix
  • Report back to management status on led projects regarding technical status, current budget and evaluation of the projected efforts with respect to remaining budget
  • Work with customers to ensure all requirements for all deliverables including their integration and fielding are understood and addressed
  • Manage suppliers, subcontractors, consultants, and external project contributors to ensure project success and timely deliveries
  • Support Business Development activities related to the Military and Aerospace product portfolio including proposal preparation, quoting, and creation of the Project Work Plans as required, through the creation and maintenance of project schedules, cost profiles, and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Conduct business travel for meetings and demonstration events
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, physics, or a related technical discipline
  • Electrical Engineering degree preferred, with 2-3 years related project management experience
  • PMP certification a plus
  • 5+ years in a technical design role for rugged avionics electronic or electro-mechanical systems
  • 3+ years in a program management or engineering lead role in engineering or R&D environment.
  • Experience with government and/or military contracts
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Must be willing and able to obtain a Security Clearance or have an active Secret Security Clearance

Skills You'll Bring:

  • Demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations, or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal
  • The ability to understand technical concepts across a range of fields (mechanical, electrical, and production) to identify and mitigate programmatic risks
  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance
  • The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all work required and only the work required is performed
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills that suit the role of a facilitator of programmatic and technical activities
  • The ability to coordinate and finalize high-quality technical writing and presentation slides with little or no supervision
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills to maintain a clear schedule picture of multiple projects simultaneously and to carefully track detailed contract requirements
  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (FFP, CPFF)
  • Experience with Display Avionics Systems is a plus
  • Experience in design of aircraft products, installation, integration, DO178C, and DO254 is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in MS Project, Visio, DOORS preferred
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written

What You Could Expect:

  • The freedom to take risks, to innovate, and to be rewarded.
  • Partner with trusting leadership that approaches tasks and requests with urgency.
  • Deliver products that are continually recognized as industry disruptors.


  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • 4 Weeks PTO a year (including 40 hours of PTO your first day)
  • 10 paid holidays 
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) with 4% employer matching
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance


Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3). We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Intellisense Systems, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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