Senior Research and Development Project Manager and Strategy Advisor

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/7/2022 12:07 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location



At Noblis and Noblis ESI, we have excellent teams of smart, collaborative, proactive experts and professionals. We are actively seeking to identify personnel to join our team of talented professionals who possess the experience, vision, commitment, and integrity to successfully support the strategic goals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of Mission & Capability Support (MCS). 


Technology and threats evolve rapidly in today’s ever-changing environment. In response, DHS S&T was established by Congress to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions to the nation's homeland security challenges. Within S&T, MCS executes Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) to transition solution approaches, technologies, and knowledge products in support of DHS Component customers including U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Secret Service, , the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal, State, Local Tribal and Territorial (FSLTT) first responders, and the larger Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE). MCS covers all DHS mission areas and serves 13 discrete customer portfolios.


Role functions may include:


  • Overseeing, monitoring, and supporting government-sponsored research programs on leading-edge technologies.
  • Evaluating the feasibility of technical approaches to problems, monitoring performance against goals.
  • Developing test and evaluation strategies, and assessing the efficacy, safety, cost lifecycle costs of proposed or realized solutions.
  • Developing status reports, PowerPoint briefings, and read-ahead materials, as well as organizing/coordinating meetings, discussions, and seminars.
  • Presenting on behalf of programs and communicating to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Assisting with planning technology transitions to operational customers.
  • Attending meetings, workshops, conferences, and program reviews to facilitate technical discussion with DHS stakeholders and/or performers, provide programmatic and technical review, and record meeting minutes.
  • Facilitating stakeholder engagements, including up to the SES level.
  • Supporting the identification, assessment, evaluation, and testing of existing and emerging technologies, systems, and capabilities, including: coordination with related government, academic, and industry programs; attending meetings and symposia; coordinating meetings and programs reviews; and supporting program advocacy including development and production of presentation materials.
  • Mentoring early career professionals.
  • The position may require travel (limited- 6x/year).


Required Qualifications:

  • Either an Advanced degree and 10 years of specialized experience or equivalent credits/certifications and 15 years of relevant experience.   
  • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Applicants selected must be eligible to receive DHS Suitability.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting DoD and/or DHS components (e.g. TSA, CBP, FPS, NPPD, DNDO, USCG, ICE) either operationally or through project management.
  • Advanced degree in physics, engineering, or a closely related discipline.
  • Knowledge of optical (e.g. laser-based) sources, detectors, and systems for national security applications.
  • Knowledge of high-energy (e.g. X-ray, etc.) sources, detectors, and systems for national security applications.
  • Project and program management experience, with demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience spearheading stakeholder engagement.
  • Evidence of strategic scientific guidance, such as technology roadmaps, feasibility analysis, and market research regarding the boundaries of state-of-art technology.
  • Microsoft Office (especially PowerPoint, Excel, and Project) required.
  • Strong technical writing skills, targeting both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience mentoring early career professionals.
  • Top Security Clearance and DHS Suitability are preferred.

Client Engagement

• Begin developing relationships one level up and two levels down. Identify and support opportunities to expand project scope beyond current deliverable and actively share information about clients’ emerging support needs and trends with team members and management.
· Participate on proposals


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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