Careers - Metronome


Every individual has unique passions, career goals, and personal values. We are here to make the connection between those and the needs of our customers. When the stars align, we welcome our new employees - or Pulsers as we like to call them - to the family. We offer competitive benefits to ensure that our Pulsers are well taken care of for whatever comes their way.

All applicants are required to upload a current resume for consideration of employment.

Acquisition Specialist

Job Title
Acquisition Specialist
Requirement ID
San Diego,  CA
Other Location

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: San Diego, CA

Provide support to Ship’s Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Fielded Systems program leadership with the development and management of the SSEE Family of Systems (FoS) fielding plans to modernize the Navy's shipboard and shore sites with the latest capabilities. Work with installation team to monitor program office installation tasks in DoD system, review installation estimates with program managers, and adjudicate any funding issues with installation management offices.  Collaborate with program office financial office to ensure the execution of installation funds per fiscal year budgets. Monitor installation risk and performance metrics and advise program office of potential impacts to installation cost, schedule, and performance. Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems in program management and fielding support. Monitor cost, schedule, and performance of multiple projects, using tools like MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, and have regular interactions with program stakeholders, schedulers, developers, finance team, etc. Conduct clear and effective communications, status updates, risk analysis, critical path analyses, etc., and make recommendations for improvement to program leadership. Coordination with diverse cross-functional teams to author documentation and build presentations in support of program decisions and requirements Organize and facilitate meetings for the client and execute client direction as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience with program or project management, preferably with Navy, NAVWAR, or PEO C4I programs and policies
  • Working experience with NAVWAR/PEO installation tools (e.g., SPIDER)
  • Experience managing cost, schedule, and performance of programs under the Defense Acquisition System
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of DoD DoD/SECNAV 5000 instructions
  • Knowledge of Navy Modernization Process (NMP)
  • Secret required
  •         BA or BS degree

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Experience with supporting a Navy Systems Program Office, including NAVWAR, NAVSEA, or NAVAIR
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • MA or MS degree
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) up to Level III in Program Management or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Clearance Requirement

Secret Clearance at a minimum with ability to obtain TS/SCI

Background Screening/Check/Investigation:  Successful Completion of a Background check will be required as a condition of hire.

Benefits: Metronome offers a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Benefit eligibility is determined on the type of position (full-time, part-time, temporary). Metronome's range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance, Life insurance, Paid Time-off & Company Paid Holidays, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities.

Application Process:  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment.
1. Select Create Profile and Apply to Requirement
2. Complete your Profile and Answer the Questionnaire
3. Upload a Current Resume
4.Complete the Online Application and Submit

Evaluation process: Metronome will evaluate applicants based on how well they meet the qualifications of the position above. Your completed application (Including questionnaire, resume and online application) will be used to determine your eligibility and how well you meet the qualifications for the position.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to your resume and application; if either your resume or application contradicts or does not support your responses, you will disqualify yourself and not receive further consideration for this job.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Metronome does not discriminate in employment on the basis or race, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Metronome is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, preform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process or hiring process should contact Metronome Human Resources at or 703-957-4082. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case-basis.

Required Skills

See Above