Project Manager, Quantum

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

HRL is seeking candidates for a Project Manager position supporting existing programs in spin qubits.  The successful candidate will join an ambitious and multi-disciplinary team executing challenging technical projects in the development of quantum technology.  In this position, the candidate will lead planning and scheduling efforts within the project in coordination with subject matter experts, communicate those plans to other leads, and work with HRL line management to secure resources.    

Required Skills:
Develop, maintain, and revise research and development project plans and schedules
Communicate plans and schedules to company and customer interfaces and managers, solicit buy-in, and re-plan if necessary
Work with line managers to secure sufficient staffing and tool resources
Work with technical leads to understand project status, risk, and opportunities, revise project plans and schedules as needed
Present project plan and status in regular meetings, respond to company executives and program customer inquiries
Document status and plans in regular program reports

Required Education:
MS or PhD in electrical engineering, physics, applied physics or related field.  Candidates with project management experience in government contract research and development environments are preferred.  Candidates with previous experience (technical or management) with quantum computing or information technology preferred.  

Special Requirements:
US Citizenship required.  Must have or be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $145,745 - $186,688 + bonus + benefits. 

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HRL offers a generous and very competitive total compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment (

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