Technical Project Manager

Job Title
Technical Project Manager
Job ID
Vandenberg Space Force Base,  CA 93437
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Project Manager – Telecommunication/Systems Integration

Active DOD Secret Clearance Required
Santa Barbara Co, California – Vandenberg Space Force Base

@Orchard LLC has been retained by one of the most important technology companies you’ve ever heard of. They are responsible for the underlying networks supporting many of the innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile stream your favorite show), as well as critical infrastructure that keeps us safe and serves critical missions. For more than 25 years, our client has been the global leader in networking strategy, and their technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies and government institutions in the world.
Our client has an immediate need for an experienced Technical Project Manager with an active Secret clearance, to work on-site at the Vandenberg Space Force Base, formerly Vandenberg AFB.

As the Technical Project Manager, you will.
  • Join in establishing and growing a new services practice within a technology leader, focused on the customization of our client’s product suite and the application of subject matter expertise within the national security, defense, and civilian sectors.
  • This customer engineering practice has an exponential growth capacity, and our client needs a PM with a strong technical background and the ability to work the full spectrum of PM work regarding customer coordination and communications.
  • This is a technically oriented program management role with a focus on customer requirements and security-related business processes.
  • Drive Systems Integration delivery programs (and supporting projects) from presales proposal input through to delivery acceptance and project closure.
  • Be the hands-on program/Project manager for multiple projects.
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate program/project risks.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in services, product teams, supply chain, and sales.
  • Develop an adaptable business development program to meet growing consultant and customer engineering demands.
  • Work with sales teams to develop additional consulting and customer engineering projects/programs. 

Your background will include.
  • Over 12 years of relevant experience working in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) field with prior responsibilities in program/project management roles for cloud or virtualization systems integration delivery projects.
  • Experience with multivendor and software professional services for communication service providers or enterprise customers is preferred.
  • Technically oriented program management with expertise in optical networking technology, network function virtualization, orchestration (MANO), and networking (L2/L3, security, routing protocols, network design).
  • Strong negotiation skills to work with customers and resource owners.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communications skills including strong quantitative skills.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience). MS or MBA preferred.
  • A Project Management certification is a plus - PMP certification, project+, ITIL, along with any virtualization and networking technology certifications.
  • The ability to travel to support customer program objectives is necessary. Occasional Temporary Duty (TDY) to project locations may be requested.
  • Experience with managed services and build-operate-transfer projects is a plus.
If this opportunity sounds like a good fit, or if you would simply like more information, please apply so that we can paint the full picture.
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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