Executive Search

Senior Program Manager – Free Space Optical Communications

Applied Technology Associates is seeking an experienced program manager for its free space optical communications programs. ATA has experienced significant growth in this market and seeks to expand its leadership team to manage commercial and USG programs. Candidates must have strong knowledge of Program Management Principles, DoD contracting, and experience in developing and managing program plans, budgets and schedules. The successful candidate will possess strong technical management experience involving multiple engineering disciplines and have experience managing space or flight hardware programs.

For more information, please contact Human Resources, Applied Technology Associates, ATAJobs@atacorp.com.  Refer to Docket ATA20181126.


  • Program Management experience ranging from SBIRs to $10M per year programs
  • Successful experience managing FFP contracts and Cost Plus contract
  • Experience managing Space or Flight HW programs a must
  • Demonstrated expertise in program financial planning, managing and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience using Project scheduling tool
  • Demonstrated strong team leadership skills
  • Bachelor of Engineering or Science degree (minimum)
  • At least 10 years’ experience
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance (clearance will not be required initially)


  • Master of Engineering or Science degree much preferred
  • Current US DoD Clearance

Primary Location is Albuquerque, New Mexico. Relocation is available. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.