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Senior Technical Program Manager

At SA Photonics, we specialize in the design, development and manufacturing of complex, state-of-the-art systems for military, space and commercial applications.  Our products include optical and RF communication systems as well as sophisticated image processing & visualization systems.

SA Photonics has a small team of highly experienced engineers and scientists and we are currently looking for a senior program manager with experience managing optical communications systems development contracts to join our team. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating program plans, schedules, and budgets for communication systems development contracts.
  • Tracking cost and schedule, managing risk, and proactively revising plans as needed in order to successfully complete programs on time and within budget.
  • Providing regular but concise communications to team members and customers.
  • Writing customer reports, reviewing deliverables, and managing scope changes.

  The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • BS in a technical field (preferably Engineering or Physics) with at least 15 years of successful program management experience.  MS preferred.
  • Familiarity with electrical, optical and RF communications systems.
  • At least 10 years of experience managing DoD or other government programs.
  • Experience submitting SBIR proposals and managing SBIR programs.
  • Proactive, organized, self-motivated individual, requiring minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


SA Photonics is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, with easy access to HWY 85 and HWY 17.  SA Photonics provides competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit package, 401k matching, and a flexible work schedule.  Our employees enjoy our small teams of very motivated engineers, working on state-of-the art projects.

This will be a full-time, permanent position.


Due to the nature of much of the work we do, this position is restricted to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents only.

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