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Applied Research Solutions Senior Program Manager in Bedford, Massachusetts


At ARS, we believe in prioritizing our employees. We offer a dynamic culture where you are challenged to meet your career goals while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Our competitive benefits package, awards and recognition program, and personalized attention from senior management keep our employees motivated and engaged.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Senior Program Manager at ARS, you will:

  • Utilize your expertise in qualitative and quantitative techniques to gather, analyze, and measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of acquisition programs.

  • Assess programs against schedule and cost baselines, recommend viable solutions, and pursue alternative courses of action.

  • Plan, research, analyze, and assess system acquisition, including development, production, and deployment of weapons systems and associated equipment.

  • Formulate plans and recommend strategies to meet cost, schedule, and performance objectives.

  • Develop and support acquisition reports, including statutory and regulatory reports (e.g., DAES, MAR).

  • Participate in program management reviews, senior-level meetings, and IMP/IMS reviews.

  • Coordinate key presentations and manage high-level tasks such as PMR, CIO, CCC, POM requests, and current year spend plans.

  • Lead preparatory work for team meetings and manage cross-functional schedules, risk management, and team tools.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Technical Experience:

  • Experience: Program Manager, with at least 5-7 years in a DoD environment.

  • Education: BA/BS degree preferred.

  • Security Clearance: Active Top Secret Security Clearance.

  • Certifications: PMP Certificate preferred.

  • Citizenship: Must be a US citizen.

Additional Information:

All positions at Applied Research Solutions are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, including criminal history and identity check.

Must abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

Must abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.




  • Software: Intermediate

  • SharePoint: Intermediate



  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



  • Bachelors or better in Computer Science

Licenses & Certifications


  • PMP

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)