Job Details

Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 5261078
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Technical Program Manager Level I, KRI LLC

About the Opportunity

KRI at Northeastern University, LLC (KRI) - a rapidly growing organization that conducts cutting-edge applied R&D - is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Technical Program Manager with expertise in Department of Defense (DoD) funded research and development programs spanning basic research to system development and demonstration. The Technical Program Manager is expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the successful execution of R&D projects. Specifically, the TPM is responsible for execution elements of the funded efforts including cost, schedule, risk, and technical performance. The TPM oversees program lifecycle and manages all activities necessary to meet business goals and objectives.

This is a fast-paced position with a variety of programs to manage and will require interaction with both internal KRI and Northeastern University researchers, the Northeastern University Research Enterprise Systems (NU-RES) staff, external university and industry subcontractors, and funding agency program managers and contracts officers. The successful candidate will have solid technical background and experience and familiarity with DoD acquisitions, contracting, financial management, and project management within the funded research life cycle. He/she will have excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills and a strong customer service focus. This position reports to the head of the KRI Program Management Office.

KRI, LLC offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, defined contribution retirement plan with company matching, educational, and vacation, personal, sick time, and holiday PTO. For more information about university benefit offerings please visit

1.Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred in a technical discipline
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Proven track record of running research and development programs at various complexity levels.
  • Experience managing technical development programs under a variety of contract types including CA, IDIQ, CPFF, FFP, etc.
  • Experience with developing and managing risk management & mitigation plans.
  • Experience in a highly technical and dynamic environment
  • Willing to work on government contracts and have the ability to hold a DoD security clearance.
  • Able to interface effectively with internal teams as well as government and commercial customers.
  • Basic familiarity with ITAR and EAR.
  • Basic familiarity with contracts, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, and other legal and contractual documents.
  • Good knowledge of Project Management methods, tools, and processes, experience with MS Project required.
  • Basic familiarity with the DoD Architectural Framework and systems engineering principles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to travel required (varying frequency, up to 50%)

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
  • Intellectual curiosity and continuous learning mindset.
  • Strong verbal and written skills; analytical and strategic thinking ability; leadership skills; very strong work ethic as well as honesty, trustworthiness, and high integrity.
  • Experience supporting US DoD programs, DoE programs, or NASA programs.
  • Active DoD Security Clearance
  • PMI (or equivalent) certification
  • Ability to work independently, integrate and lead teams, and interface with cross-functional disciplines.
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties.
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives.
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products.
  • Committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the research institute.

Physical Demands
  • Ability to work primarily in an office environment with occasional time spent in laboratory environments and field-testing environments.
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods (Frequent); talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • Travel including potentially to outdoor / field-test environments (e.g., US Navy Self Defense Test Ship, US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Alaska, Letterkenny Army Depot

ITAR Requirement

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A "U.S. person" according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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