• Senior Product Manager

    Job Location USA-MA-Dedham | USA-MA-Taunton
    Posted Date 6 months ago(8/31/2018 5:06 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    Program/Project Management
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.



    Candidates must demonstrate a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of markets and buyers, technical acumen to drive technology and features and represent product in the market, a drive to connect with customers and make a product successful in the market so as to further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems' success. Candidates must be able to meet tough deadlines, handle stress, and demonstrate good judgment across a broad set of disciplines.



    Knowledge of Type 1 encryption products and the ability to apply technology, planning and cost estimating, Effective written and presentation kills, ability to lead teams, solving challenging business problems, understanding of markets and buyers, flexibility to multitask and re-prioritize to meet changing business needs in fast paced environment


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    GDMS has an immediate opening for a Senior Product Manager to join our team in the Cyber Security Products (CSP) Line of Business working in our Secure Network and Voice Products (SNVP) business supporting our In-Line Network Encryptor (INE) product line. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    This position provides an opportunity for a product leader to drive the development and market acceptance of cutting edge technology for robust network encryption and cybersecurity products and solutions designed to meet International, Intelligence Communities and Department of Defense users’ mission objectives. We seek an individual who will provide business, customer and market leadership for cross functional teams on new product developments. Central to success will be a market oriented focus and entrepreneurial attitude towards taking ownership for the success of a product. Candidate will be empowered to drive product features and attributes to accelerate market penetration and adoption. As the focal point and advocate for assigned product(s), candidate is responsible to drive Sales and growth.      


    Success will require cross collaboration with Executive Management, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Resource Management, and Manufacturing.



    • Oversee all activities for a particular product from definition to development, launch, release, upgrades, and sustainment
    • Represent the product as the expert and evangelist with knowledge of product specifications and requirements, market and customer/user needs, and market competition
    • Create the product roadmap with recommended features and enhancements and prioritization of market driven requirements to meet market needs, ROI, Sales and growth objectives
    • Define business/user requirements for SNVP products and upgrades
    • Recommend the scope of present and future products by reviewing and recommending new ideas
    • Drive product roll-out strategies that drive baselines across the product portfolio by planning, scheduling, estimating, and conducting reviews for individual product releases
    • Manage and drive internal product releases to execute roll-out commitments including staffing coordination with Engineering Resource Management
    • Formulate and execute long-term plans cost/profit control
    • Act as Government interface for product development support, compliance and releases approvals and certifications
    • Manage Configuration Control Board (CCB) Meetings for developments
    • Manage contractual agreements for product developments including Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), and export compliance under Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA) with foreign nations
    • Support development of marketing collateral
    • Provide reporting and status to Leadership team
    • Support business leadership in performing:
      • Market Analysis to identify and quantify market needs and identifies opportunities as well as evaluating competitor offerings
      • Strategic Planning to capture the approach to maximize return from investment in the market and align with available resources and plans
      • Product Planning to refine scope, schedule of the complete Product Plan
      • Risks and Opportunities are identified and mitigation activities tracked
      • Configuration Control of the product baselines
      • Product Launch (includes preparation and launch execution)
      • Product Life-cycle Management, from initial concept through product end of life 

    Required Traits: Passion for product development and excellence, user focused and business savvy, sharp decision maker, creativity, agility, intelligence, drive to hit targets and meet plans, strong work ethic, high integrity, and an understanding of the encryption market to include customers, competitors, products, and technology trends.



    • Demonstrated product management experience
    • Experience with customers and users of Type 1 encryption
    • Experience with product security certification


    The Senior Product Manager position requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or a specialized area (e.g., computer science, mathematics), or the equivalent and demonstrated leadership to meet the leadership and market intimacy expectations. 5+ years of domain experience related to DoD and intelligence agency requirements and networks, preferably focused on Type 1 encryption products or programs. Demonstrated functional expertise in two or more areas (3 preferred): program management, product management, systems/security engineering, networking, cybersecurity, software/hardware engineering, operations, sales, business development.

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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