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Microelectronics Commons Deputy Director

Remote
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States
MEC

Job description

About NSTXL

The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) harvests innovative technology from the commercial and non-defense marketplace, ensuring the development of better, cheaper, and faster defense capabilities. We offer a unique and simplified approach to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and assess prototypes that address a range of operational and installation needs, from individual Warfighter technology up to large-scale installation projects. NSTXL delivers technology to the Warfighter by serving as a one-stop shop to match government requirements with innovative private-sector and academic solutions.


Each of our OTAs is a distinct member-based not-for-profit with its own membership that is managed and serviced by NSTXL. Currently, our OTAs have more than 900 corporate, non-profit, educational, and financial institution members. For these members, NSTXL offers opportunities to bid on government contracts, education and training, and live/virtual forums on a wide variety of topics.


Job Description
The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) is seeking a Deputy Director to oversee and coordinate the operations of innovation hubs that drive innovation in microelectronics research, development, and innovation. Each hub is intended to support one or more of the following technology areas: electronic warfare, artificial intelligence hardware, 5G/6G, quantum technologies, commercial leap-ahead technologies, and secure-edge computing/internet-of-things. NSTXL is the consortium manager for the Department of Defense (DoD) Microelectronics Commons program, executed through an other transaction authority (OTA) agreement. The Deputy Director will be a bridge between the NSTXL Microelectronics Commons Director, Government Subject Matter Experts within DoD and the Hubs.

Responsibilities

  • Act as the central interface managing strategic initiatives in support of the NSTXL Director regarding hub operations and technical execution
  • Lead and coordinate the activities of the Consortium Hub Managers in oversight of their assigned Hubs ensuring alignment with the overall program execution
  • Coordinate with assigned Hubs through their respective Hub lead organizations on the details of all efforts and processes executed in support of this program including tracking progress towards meeting desired end-state and success criteria as defined in the contract award and hub performers’ agreements.
  • Assist and advise the NSTXL Director on NSTXL program execution including the Commons Hub Board, Hub strategies, operations, and engagements both internal to the consortium and with non-members based on cross-hub insight
  • Identify opportunities for new research projects or applications and technology transition
  • Monitor and advise on hub programmatic execution, the development and growth of each Hub’s technical capabilities and human capital growth, and the development of self-sustaining business hubs
  • Provide awareness for the government team and NSTXL on the latest in relevant microelectronics technology and industry and government current events of interest
  • Support, advise and assist the government customer to execute an effective OT agreement program
  • Promoting the hub's achievements, capabilities, and services to potential collaborators, investors, and the public
  • Work closely with the shared services to ensure coordinated execution between program management, marketing and membership, and contracts.
  • Prepare internal & external reports, briefings, and after-action reports related to Hub activities and overall performance in support of assigned technical areas


Location:

Remote

Job requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years of successful experience managing technical government or commercial programs and establishing programmatic execution plans
  • Bachelor’s Degree in software, engineering, microelectronics, or related field
  • Strong propensity for a strategy mindset, thought leadership, and taking initiative
  • Experience with communication strategy and outward-facing engagement and protocol
  • Experience in the microelectronics sector
  • Strong analytical, communication, collaboration, problem-solving skills with the ability to adapt quickly and engage proactively


Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Active Secret clearance with ability to qualify for Top Secret clearance
  • Experience or desire for thought leadership or strategy development that aligns with an organization’s mission, vision, objectives
  • Strong relationships and experience with the microelectronics industry, government, or other relevant DoD stakeholders
  • Experience managing technical consortia or coordinating project execution between multiple organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the PPBE process, DoD organizational structure and budgeting process, OSD inter-office coordination, and communication protocols and ability to navigate organizational engagements


Travel

Travel for this position is estimated to be between 20-40% of time depending on location


What We Offer

The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) harvests innovative technology from the commercial and non-defense marketplace, ensuring the development of better, cheaper, and faster defense capabilities. We offer a unique and simplified approach to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and assess prototypes that address a range of operational and installation needs, from individual Warfighter technology up to large-scale installation projects. NSTXL delivers technology to the Warfighter by serving as a one-stop shop to match government requirements with innovative private-sector and academic solutions.
We strive to be one of the best places to work in America. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including flexible work hours, paid sick leave, work-from-home accommodations, a 401(k)-profit-sharing plan, a wellness plan, floating holidays, and much more.

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