Navy Product Manager – Senior – Advanced Networking Tactical System (ANTS) Operational Support System (OSS)
REQ #: 2021-03

Location: San Diego, California

Posted on: 09/30/2021 - 7:48 pm

Status: Open


Position Descriptions: Lead a software development team in support of a high priority US Government project. Serve as the Advanced Networking Tactical System (ANTS) Operational Support System (OSS) Team Lead and support the ANTS/Ashore Routing Communications System (ARCS) Engineering Lead for Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific). The successful candidate will be able to accomplish the following:


  • Lead a team of government and contractor personnel through ambiguity and change.
  • Provide feedback on personnel to leadership to inform performance appraisals.
  • Establish and maintain the culture and direction of the team; ensure effective interaction with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Solve problems that may not have an obvious answer.
  • Offer innovative solutions to management for their consideration when confronted with challenges.
  • Recognize when lines of effort are not aligned to management’s expectations and summon the courage to raise concerns in a timely manner.


  • Assemble and provide status and decision briefs to project/program leadership.
  • Monitor/maintain OSS schedule inputs to overall ANTS schedule and report changes in status.
    • Interface with the program master scheduler to ensure OSS efforts are aligned with programmatic milestones.
  • Identify and report risks to the ANTS lead engineer and project lead for adjudication.
  • Work with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) sponsor and stakeholders on development of OSS features and interfaces.
  • Manage all aspects of procurement responsibilities to include gathering quotes, firming requirements and informing spend plans.


  • Perform the Product Owner Role in an Agile Scrum framework.
  • Groom the backlog in JIRA and provide oversight.
  • Develop the Mid-Sprint and Sprint Retrospective briefs to PMA-268 that include technical data presentation.
    • Present these briefs and facilitate communication between the software developers and the sponsor.
  • Coordinate with the ANTS Networking Lead to align networking infrastructure updates to software development activities.
  • Host the Program Loader Set (PLS) Working Group to ensure collaboration between multiple stakeholders involved in the hardware and software interoperability of PLS with OSS.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution.
  • 5 years DoD experience with strong C4I and Naval flight operations experience.
  • Familiarity with the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command.
  • DAWIA Certifications or knowledge of DoD acquisition and test concepts.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite to include the MS Teams collaboration environment.
  • Familiarity with the following applications is a highly desired:
    • JIRA, Slack,
  • Familiarity with the following programming languages is a plus:
    • Java, C, Python Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • The following certificates would be beneficial:
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner, Security+

Clearance:  Secret

Position Status: Open

Employment Type: Full Time

Travel: Yes - 10%

Clearance: US Citizen with active Secret level clearance

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