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Systems & Technology Research Cyber Program Manager in Woburn, Massachusetts

STR is hiring a Cyber Program Manager (PM) who is passionate about collaborative problem solving. The PM will be responsible for a portfolio of cyber research and development programs. This includes managing all program phases, from ideation to marketing (everything from proposal development through execution to program close-out). We believe that each candidate has a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives that could enable us to provide our customers with innovative solutions. The skills listed below are intended to give you a sense for the position. If you see an overlap with your skills, go ahead and apply!

PM responsibilities will include receiving requirements from our program customer(s), tracking the program schedule and milestones, coordinating with the STR Contracts and Finance teams, providing quality assurance on reports, and tracking program risk to ensure timely, successful deliveries of products to the customer. Additionally, the PM will routinely collaborate across multi-disciplined teams to support the Principal Investigator and other key stakeholders. The PM will also support coordination with STR sub-contractors, ensuring smooth integration and accomplishment of assigned tasks.

Other duties will include:

  • Managing program technical, financial, and schedule performance

  • Working with the principal investigator, technical staff, subcontractors, and support personnel to identify and address risks and issues

  • Managing program performance through review of metrics and program execution milestones (including scheduling, cost and logistics)

  • Gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing data from multiple sources, such as project reports, project staff, and customer feedback to understand and communicate status and to identify trends

  • Interacting with external program customers and internal company leadership

  • Managing scientists, engineers, and technicians across broad areas of expertise

  • Achieving cost, schedule, and customer objectives on advanced technology programs

  • Working in a fast-paced environment to enable successful contract execution

  • Building strong customer relationships and establish open lines of communication


  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret (TS) Security Clearance

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience managing technical programs

  • Experienced in project management within DoD or IC, and/or experienced directly supporting program objectives such as managing cost, schedule, and technical performance

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and eager to engage in technical marketing and business development

  • Proven track record contributing to and winning proposals

  • Substantial experience leading technical teams on advanced R&D programs (e.g., DARPA, AFRL, ONR, ARL research projects)

  • Motivated collaborator and effective communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Active Security Clearance

  • Experience writing technical proposals, or leading proposal efforts

  • Experience spanning all project phases, from ideation to technology research and product development

  • Working knowledge of DOD acquisition policy and processes

  • Technical breadth and a demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, technically diverse programs and teams.

  • Experience marketing and winning new projects

In response to Executive Order 14042 and accompanying Task Force Guidance ( , all STR employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by STR.

STR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at for more info.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.