Airbus Defense and Space
  • 09-May-2022 to 31-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Basic & Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance, Short and Long-term Disability insurance, Voluntary Accident insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness insurance, Identity Theft & Fraud Resolution insurance, Legal Plan insurance, 401(k), Travel Assistance, International SOS insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal Time, Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, Bonus(es). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2022 plan year and are subject to change without notice.

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc offers advanced solutions to meet the most complex U.S. defense, security, space, and intelligence requirements. Celebrating over 50 years in the US, we remain a trusted government partner, leveraging world-class satellite, laser communication, rotor and fixed wing solutions to help our national security, defense and space focused customers meet their missions.

Airbus U.S. looks to employ a commitment driven team, dedicated to enabling our customer's mission success. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and a welcoming and engaging staff. With competitive compensation and superior employee benefits, as well as a commitment to fostering individual career growth, Airbus U.S. is the place where top talent wants to work.

Position Summary:

The IT Project Manager provides project management, coordination, planning, communication and guidance for information technology projects ranging in size, complexity. Will be responsible for project managing technical staff. Duties include requirements gathering, defining scope, scheduling resources, monitoring performance, reporting and ensuring desired results are achieved. In addition, the IT project manager will be responsible for coordinating and participating in meetings and managing relationships within team, cross department, and customer staff. Work also includes participating in change management, solution and problem identification and matching requirements with projects. May also be expected to support the developing policies, processes and strategies to ensure IT services are planned for and support cloud technologies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing a broad range of IT application analysis, management, and development projects.
  • Create and present project plan and deliverables
  • Lead and direct multiple technology deployments
  • Manage technical staff
  • Provide direction and develop work assignments for a cross-functional team
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Leadership and Subcontract Partners Display flexibility and agility in responding to business needs pertaining to staffing and workforce planning needs.
  • Develop and maintain strong customer and team relationships
  • Resource planning and allocation
  • Project coordination, scheduling and task actions
  • Ensure accurate project documentation
  • Proactive in identifying opportunities, risks, issues, and corrective actions

Other Duties as Assigned: (5%)

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Required: Bachelor's degree in IT or related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Preferred: Master's degree in IT or related discipline


  • PMP or equivalent Certification, 8570 IAT II certification desirable


  • Minimum of 6 years professional experience in a project management role or 3 years with a Master's degree
  • Working knowledge of Project Management methodologies
  • Experience working with Department of Defense programs.
  • Hands on technical IT experience
  • Application development life cycle
  • Dev OPS Project experience
  • Ability to translate requirements into actionable items
  • Familiarity with Cloud and software development projects (M365 Ci/CD pipeline/ AWS)
  • Experience creating process workflows
  • Demonstrable track record managing IT projects
  • Superior organizational skills to analyze, develop and deliver detailed reports meeting tight suspense windows
  • Experience working with contractual service level agreements
  • Demonstrated business acumen and ability to balance technical requirements with business needs.
  • Demonstrated writing experience

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with US government contractor processes specifically in aerospace and defense preferred
  • Previous experience working in a SCRUM or agile environment preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Excellent project management skills and a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, analyzing and reviewing data sets to provide insightful information to key decision makers
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated being proactive in identifying opportunities, risks, issues, and corrective actions
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests, and manage laterally and upwards
  • Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Excellent listening, comprehension & interpersonal skills as responsible for daily communication via email and phone calls
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication (verbal/writing), and presentation skills; clear, concise, accuracy, and commitment to follow-up
  • Professional demeanor, with ability to effectively engage and partner with stakeholders at all levels, internally and externally, from support functions to engineers to executive leadership
  • Ability to work in a diverse, geographically distributed team to achieve successful project execution

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Excellent PC skills, specifically Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint
  • Experience with MS Office suite, MS Project
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Costpoint, Deltek systems a plus

Travel Required:

  • <15% domestic


  • S. Citizenship required


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance
  • Active DoD security clearance at Top Secret/ SCI desirable

Organizational information:

Direct Reports: Exempt: 0

Non-exempt: 0

Nature of Contacts:

  • Role includes involved communication with internal and external parties on a daily

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

AIRBUS requires that all new employees and temporary workers of Airbus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airbus allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.

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