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Sierra Nevada Company is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to join our team as the Vice President of Technology. In this role, you will drive transformative advancements across the Mission Solutions Technology (MST) Business Area in three key areas: Manned/Unmanned Aircraft Open Architecture Integration, Digital Grid Software Solutions, and Digital RF electromagnetic systems. As a key member of our executive team, reporting to the Senior Vice President of Strategy, you will play a critical role in driving innovation, advancing technological capabilities, managing a talented team of experts, and ensuring the successful execution of our defense projects. You will develop the overall innovation and technology development strategy for the MST business area at SNC. You\'ll collaborate with leaders and peers to develop business strategies, engage with customers and business partners to align roadmaps and develop relationships that enable profitable growth. You\'ll lead an exceptional team to deliver new product development, leading technology roadmaps for speedy and smooth product development and commercialization to win new business. If you are a visionary executive with a passion for innovation, we invite you to apply and help shape the future of aerospace and defense technology with us.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains air, land, sea, space and cyber.


Strategic Leadership:

  • Work with key company stakeholders to create and implement strategic technological initiatives that enhance business performance and provide a competitive advantage
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive technology strategy aligned with the company\'s overall objectives and market trends
  • Lead the identification and evaluation of emerging technologies relevant to aircraft integration, Electronic Warfare, Signals Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, AI/ML, Cryptographic Solutions, Battlefield Network Communications Management, and other customer mission needs
  • Provide guidance and direction on technology investments, partnerships, and acquisitions to enhance our competitive position

Technical Vision and Innovation:

  • Drive innovation and foster a culture of continuous improvement within the Strategy and Technology organizations
  • Oversee the development and analysis of new technologies and techniques to improve or create new solutions
  • Lead the research and development efforts to advance technologies and capabilities within our Digital Grid (as-a-service software), Digital RF, and Open Architecture Integration campaigns
  • Champion the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to enhance product performance and maintain technological superiority
  • Oversee the capability development Independent Research and Development (IR&D) projects, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and customer requirements
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, product management, and operations, to deliver high-quality solutions on schedule and within budget
  • Support customer-facing meetings, briefs, demos, and exercises
  • Perform color team reviews and writing input for MST proposals

Technical Talent Management:

  • Recruit, develop, and retain top technical talent (e.g., Tech Fellows, Tech D rectors), fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and accountability
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities to nurture the growth and expertise of the technology team
  • Establish performance metrics and goals to evaluate team performance and drive continuous improvement

Customer Engagement and Relationship Management:

  • Support the Strategy and Business Development team to collaborate with key stakeholders, customers, industry partners, to understand their technology needs and requirements
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to customers, providing technical expertise and thought leadership on defense technologies and solutions
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with customers to drive customer satisfaction and loyalty

Must Haves:

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field

  • Relevant experience may substitute for required education

15+ years of relevant experience in technology strategy, innovation, and implementation with a high level of expertise

Proven track record of leadership in technology organizations, with a focus on defense or aerospace in