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• Ranked #1 "Greenest City in the U.S." by Popular Science magazine.

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• Galois Chief Scientist John Launchbury named ACM Fellow; Association for Computing Machinery, 2010.

• Ranked #1 in Oregon's Next Generation Companies; Gen Cubed, 2010.

• Ranked #1962 in 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in AmericaInc. Magazine, 2007.

Current Opening:

Senior Project Lead

Role Description

Galois is seeking a senior project leader to direct teams of researchers and developers in projects that transition advanced software technology into practical client use. Galois project teams involve between 2 and 15+ engineers and researchers, and in addition to Galois staff may include team members from academia, government agencies, or our coopetition in the high assurance software research services industry. Project durations range from a few months to several years. At Galois, a project lead is accountable for all aspects of successful project execution, including:

  • Satisfying the client
    • Negotiating and delivering on results, schedules, and quality expectations that delight the client and fit within project scope and resources
    • Acting as prime or sole point of contact with the client, and as their advocate within Galois
    • Effectively communicating status, issues, and results to the client, via presentations, written reports, and conversations
  • Planning and performing
    • Staffing the project from Galois' engineering team, intern program, and partner team members
    • Planning all aspects of the project: schedules, costs, resource utilization, internal and external reviews
    • Coordinating all project activities
    • Managing the project budget, including labor, travel, and materials
    • Ensuring that results, practices, and project execution meet Galois' standards of excellence
    • Representing the team, project, schedule, risks, and risk mitigations to Galois stakeholders outside of the project team
  • Developing the team
    • Mentoring team members in teamwork, planning, and engineering skills
    • Fostering efficient and effective workflow
    • Nurturing team morale and commitment to success
  • Participating in the Galois community
    • Working with other project leads to address company-wide concerns
    • Maximizing re-use of existing technology and planning for re-use of technology your project develops
    • Mentoring less experienced project leaders

Candidate Background

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of:

  • Consistently delighting customers with project results
  • Proactively communicating and negotiating with clients, ensuring that they are satisfied and not surprised by project progress and results
  • Delivering a range of high-quality software results for clients, including research prototypes, alpha and beta pre-release versions, and limited production versions
  • Developing and executing reliably to project schedules, financial plans, risk mitigation plans, and resource utilization constraints
  • Succeeding at projects that involve a significant degree of technical or program risk, and may involve complex or diverging objectives and significant innovation
  • Maximizing re-use of corporate intellectual property in the development of delivered results
  • fostering a highly cooperative, collegial environment for participating project team members
  • Providing feedback to team members and cooperatively establishing staff development plans
  • Communicating effectively with software engineers, researchers, vendors and partners, DoD program managers, DoD end users, commercial customers, business development staff, and contract management staff
  • Managing multiple, unrelated projects concurrently
  • Proactively mentoring colleagues, including less experienced project leaders

At a minimum, the successful candidate will have:

  • At least a Bachelors Degree in computer science
  • At least 5 years of experience managing innovative, successful software development projects

Preference will be given to candidates that have:

  • At least a Masters Degree in computer science
  • Significant direct experience with high assurance systems, service-oriented architectures, and/or security products, in both commercial and government domains
  • Familiarity with enterprise software requirements, including information management and security


We’re looking for people who can invent, learn, think, and inspire. We reward creativity and thrive on collaboration. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume to us via