Eqlipse Technologies

Vice President, Advanced Research and Development Division

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Being on the BlueHalo team means working alongside the brightest minds in technology on the toughest challenges facing our nation – not just every once in a while, but every single day.  Together, we are transforming the future of global defense and each BlueHalo employee plays a key role.  That’s why our investment in you goes beyond a rewarding salary and benefits package.  We’re committed to providing our people with the best opportunities to develop their skills, share their knowledge, and push their innovative ideas to the cutting-edge.  Having fun doing it with a team that feels like family all across BlueHalo Nation is the ultimate perk.  From Space and Directed Energy to Cyber and Intelligence to C4ISR and Air & Missile Defense, there is no limit to where you can take your career with us. Are you ready to launch a career at BlueHalo?


BlueHalo is seeking a Vice President to lead its Advanced Research and Development (ARD) Division, reporting to the Senior Vice President of the Company’s Air Force Business Unit (AFBU).  The ideal candidate will be deeply entrenched in the Dayton AFRL environment, with a comprehensive understanding of its unique culture, operations, and strategic objectives.


This leader will develop strategic relationships in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) community as well as key industry partners, create and implement an effective strategy across the BlueHalo portfolio, understand how BlueHalo can support emerging customer requirements, and manage the profit and loss of ARD.  This leader will ensure successful execution of ARD contracts.  Working with the Company's product team, this leader will accelerate the growth of the ARD portfolio.  This individual will also work with the Company's Intel group to develop those technologies that are aligned with customer missions.  In addition, this role will be a key interface with government leaders and will support Congressional actions and influencing Program Objective Memorandum (POM) planning activities.  This leader must successfully work in a highly matrixed environment, establishing key relationships with the Company's business development, capture, proposal, finance, contracting, and human resources functions, among others.  The successful candidate must also have a strong technical background in either biology, chemistry, physics or engineering.  This role is also expected to demonstrate corporate citizenship by expanding the company customer base to include cross-division/cross-sector growth and achieving company growth goals, promoting customer satisfaction, and fostering strong customer strategic relationships.


  • Masters' degree with a minimum of 10 years of experience with DoD contracting and acquisition processes.
  • Substantial experience in leading a Profit & Loss center.
  • Experience managing complex programs within the Air Force Research and Development (R&D) community.
  • Experience managing R&D services contracts.
  • A proven leadership record within matrixed organizations.
  • Have experience working Congressional actions and influencing Program Objective Memorandum (POM) planning activities.
  • The proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Well organized with strong multi-tasking and time-management skills
  • Experience as part of a cohesive team and be able to deliver the highest quality service
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hold MBA or PhD. Degree
  • Active TS-SCI clearance.
  • Experience in transitioning emerging technologies.
  • EVMS experience to include working with resource loaded Integrated Master Schedules (IMS).
  • Experience in developing, shaping, and leading congressional actions in support U.S. Services' needs.



EEO Statement

"BlueHalo is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. The decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable workplace accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to HR@bluehalo.com. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. This option is reserved only for individuals who are requesting a reasonable workplace accommodation. It is not intended for other purposes or inquiries."


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