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Vice President of Land Systems and Survivability

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ is seeking a Vice President of Land Systems and Survivability who will be responsible for the management, guidance and oversight of Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Survivability solutions.


In this role, you will:

  • Drive the profitable extension of the Land Systems & Survivability (LS&S) business in Technology Solutions.
  • Improve the financial performance and competitiveness of the LS&S business.
  • Work with BD to identify new markets and enhance our position in existing markets
  • In partnership with BD, deepen strategic customer engagement. Provide a lead where appropriate in business dealings with senior external stakeholders, particularly current and potential customers.  
  • Improve internal and external customer satisfaction. through the effective delivery of programs to time, quality, and cost.
  • Monitor, manage and report financial and operational risk in the business.
  • Preparation and presentation of the annual budget.
  • Develop and maintain the product road map for the LS&S portfolios.
  • Lead the input of the LS&S portion of the annual ISBP process.
  • Approve commercial and financial commitments, including bid pricing. Ensure decisions are made by qualified and experienced individuals at the right level within the organization.
  • Manage risks, issues, and changes across the business within LS&S; in all matters of organizational structure and staffing, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory, security and Group requirements.
  • Provide Sr. Leadership oversight to the LS&S Program Management team to ensure successful program delivery, customer satisfaction and future growth opportunities.
  • Lead by example in setting and maintaining standards of behavior, work ethic and values. Act as a QinetiQ leader first and foremost, playing a full part in the pursuit of QinetiQ Inc.’s strategy and initiatives. 
  • Develop and share best practice across the business. Win and retain the confidence of the senior leadership team and all staff.
  • Develop and manage talent and succession planning for diverse and remote teams


To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in related discipline, MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant P&L management.
  • Demonstrated track record of success leading a business unit with at least $50M in revenues in the applicable markets
  • Ability to collaborate with business development, engineering, manufacturing, and quality
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting and customer satisfaction metrics
  • Program management and understanding of project cost and schedule control disciplines
  • Strong operational background in both a manufacturing and software development environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the rules, regulations, and laws governing the Federal Government procurement practice as well as contract vehicles.
  • Ability to analyze, assess and evaluate emerging technologies and their probability of success in the U.S. and global market.
  • Strategic thinker who can lead the development of product roadmaps in collaboration with the functional groups
  • Excellent organizational, management, analytic, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
  • Proven performance establishing strategy, objectives and action plans.
  • Experience presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.


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QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.