Chief Technologist - Strategic Programs

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics Technical Solutions (DTS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynetics, is seeking a talented Chief Technologist for its hypersonics and directed energy lines of business to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics Technical Solutions provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The individual will be responsible for assessing current technology needs in the Strategic Programs portfolio and recommend new technologies and program insertion paths. The individual will manage the Division’s Internal Research and Development (IRAD) programs as well. This position will coordinate technology initiatives across the company and with other stakeholders. The position will have responsibility for all planning, tracking, and execution of complex tasking within technical, schedule, and budget constraints for technology development. The portfolio involves diverse technology areas including lasers, power, thermal, beam control, BMC3, electronics, guidance, navigation and control, propulsion, structures, reentry thermal protection systems, payload integration, and system integration.

Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or similar technical discipline.

Candidates must have a strong technical background in defense systems (or subsystems) with at least 10+ years of experience in Engineering, product development, and technology maturation.

Strong verbal and written skills along with a solid practical knowledge of complex weapon systems and system integration is required.

Candidate must have strong leadership credentials, good organizational skills, attention to detail and work well as a key member of a team often tasked to be highly responsive and agile in order to satisfy critical warfighter needs.

The candidate must have experience in the following areas:

  • Directed Energy systems or technologies
  • Missile and/or reentry system technologies.
  • Technology maturation through the TRL stages
  • Strong understanding of hardware development, manufacturing, procurement, production, and integration.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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