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Test Engineering Department Manager with Security Clearance

Danbury Mission Technologies Danbury, CT (Onsite) Full-Time
Danbury Mission Technologies is part of the ARKA Group, L.P. ARKA stands for more than creating better technology. We believe in building a better world. Built on a diversity of people, ideas and thoughts, we develop the technologies and projects that have a meaningful impact for a more certain, sustainable world of opportunity for everyone. Come join a company where what you do makes a difference. For over 50 years, Danbury Mission Technologies, located in Danbury, CT has forged groundbreaking technologies that have pushed the limits of physics, engineered the impossible, and provided actionable intelligence to keep our Armed Forces and nation safe. We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a safer place. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Test Engineering Department Manager. Position Overview: The Danbury Mission Technologies Engineering Directorate is seeking a Test Engineering Department Manager reporting to the Director of Engineering to provide technical oversight, direction, and vision to a high performing team of Test Engineers and Test Technicians. Strong functional management skills are needed to direct resource allocations to programs, drive technical excellence, strategic planning for large environmental test equipment capability growth, and to effectively resolve issues in a timely manner. You should be capable of working across a multi-functional Engineering management team as well as with a variety of program managers and their core team. Specific Requirements: In this position, you will be responsible for: * Execution of technical growth in product verification planning, test and test equipment development, and test execution for state-of-the-art satellite systems and defense systems
* All aspects of department personnel management, including performance reviews, employee development, problem resolution, staffing assignments, hiring and succession planning.
* Leading within a diverse team environment that fosters collaboration, innovation and initiative
* Continued integration of Test Engineering staff into the core integrated product team (IPT) structure
* Strategic and budgetary oversight for a large inventory of environmental test equipment assets
* Enabling critical thinking around new test technologies and approaches
* Strategic assignments targeting the long-term growth and health of the business
* Creating working relationships with business leaders to facilitate planning and problem resolution Travel Requirements: <10% Education Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related required, Masters preferred Experience Required: * Expertise with people management experience in a small to medium sized organization
* Testing of high reliability space hardware, including thermal, structural and electrical
* Familiarity with environmental test equipment
* Program IPT lead and chief engineer experience and success
* Successful management of significant financial budgets
* Communicating and documenting effectively
* Experience working in a dynamic schedule environment EHS/Environmental Requirements: * Familiarity with EH&S and personnel safety protocols Collaborating with world class experts, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions in fulfillment of our customers' requirements. We believe in our mission, and we believe in supporting our employees. We offer policies and programs that provide opportunities for continual learning, career growth and work/life balance along with a full suite of health and welfare benefits. Employment with Danbury Mission Technologies is contingent upon satisfactory completion of several pre-employment requirements to include a credit check, background check, and drug screen. Due to contract requirements, US citizenship is required. Additionally, if you are a dual citizen, the Company must obtain approval for you to have access to the information required for this position. You will not be able to begin employment until such approval is obtained and this may take several months. Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance. For your information, here is the form the government requires to begin the process of obtaining a clearance: No visa sponsorship is available for this position. Danbury Mission Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected

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