Senior Acquisition Program Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 days ago(5/20/2024 3:40 PM)
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Senior Acquisition Program Manager

Be the Difference 

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Acquisition Program Manager to support the Aerospace Management Systems Division (AFLCMC/HBA) which is within the USAF Digital Directorate and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.



  • Plan, research, analyze, and assess projects to formulate plans and recommend effective strategies in meeting cost, schedule, and performance objectives for USAF programs.
  • Assist with planning, evaluating, and implementing program acquisition strategies. This includes DoD and AF policy and/or guidance; market research, technical approach and/or requirements; risk assessment; and realism in achieving a product suitable for the warfighter within cost, schedule, and performance constraints. 
  • Provide program level acquisition support to USAF Program Managers and Integrated Product Team Leads to facilitate successful contract execution, analyze overall program health, and advise program leadership on options to maintain cost, schedule, and performance objectives.
  • Provide guidance and advice to division branch chiefs and individual program/project managers regarding DoD Directives to include 5000.1/2, AFIs to include 62-601, 63-101, 63-124, 63-1201, AFPD 62-6, AFI 91-117/118/119, 99-103, and AFMAN 63-119.
  • Assist with development of source selection strategies, evaluation criteria, Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation, and other source selection administrative support
  • Assist with development, maintenance, and update of acquisition reports such as the Monthly Activity Reports (MAR), Source Approval Request (SAR), Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES), Acquisition Program Baseline (APB), and supplemental reports as required by DoD and USAF policy. This requires use of standardized and specialized software applications such as M/S Office, Integrated Budget Documentation and Execution System (IDECS), Electronic Document Access (EDA), Comprehensive Cost and Requirement’s System (CCaRS), and any other DoD/Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) mandated system(s).
  • Keep abreast of DoD acquisition reform policies and Air Force Instructions. Recommend revisions to new and existing programs impacted by the changes, such as Review, Discuss and Concur (RDC) and Evolutionary Acquisition, including Spiral Development and Incremental Development.
  • Support and develop various briefings/schedules and reports of program status and acquisition tasks to senior leadership.
  • Review acquisition documents and provide comments with programmatic perspective to ensure consistency and accuracy. Documents may include, but are not limited to, ADMs, LCSP, Acquisition Strategies, APBs, Risk Management Plans, PMRs, and milestone decision briefings.
  • Support, prepare, review, and develop acquisition reports, including statutory and regulatory acquisition reports and milestone review documentation as identified in DoDI 5000.02.
  • Advise the PM on best practice PM principles to achieve substantial process improvements, efficiencies, and potential cost avoidance. Support cost and schedule reduction activities for acquisition and development efforts.
    • Support Urgent Capability Acquisitions and Middle Tier of Acquisition as defined in DoDI 5000.80, Operation of the Middle Tier of Acquisition and DoDI 5000.81, Urgent Capability Acquisition, as needed.
    • Provide services critical to Life Cycle Logistics and operational supportability.
    • Assist with mission execution to include operational planning, operational analysis, capability development, event integration, and event execution, analysis and reporting.



Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

ClearanceMust have an active US security clearance

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 25 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 15 of which must be in the DoD
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles, policies and practices of systems acquisition and program management, as defined in DoDI 5000.02, as well as knowledge of roles and relationships within the DoD and the Air Force.
  • Significant experience in DoD acquisition programs.
  • Possesses knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for gathering, analyzing, and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of acquisition programs
  • Familiarity with cloud-based systems, including management and projection of cost and performance.
  • Familiarity with agile methods and CI/CD, DevSecOps and DevOps principles.




What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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