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Job #: R-00090846
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Operations, Discovery, and Analysis Division is seeking an experienced leader to serve as a Division Portfolio Manager (DPM). This position will be a direct report to the Vice President (VP) Division Manager and provide leadership and management across existing programs and focus on Operations growth initiatives. In addition to leading and growing the current base of existing solutions development programs, the scope of Operations opportunities includes large market expansion with focus on mission customers. The DPM will supervise program managers who, in turn, manage Leidos and subcontractor personnel to meet the needs of federal, state, and commercial clients. Importantly, the DPM will significantly contribute to the growth strategy as well as drive performance to Division plans, goals, and objectives. The DPM position is located in Columbia, MD.


The DPM will perform the following roles and responsibilities:

Priority #1 - Growth

•Collaborate with the Division VP on the development and implementation of the growth strategy and pipeline, and associated marketing materials to be used for immediate and sustainable market penetration

•Contribute to the growth and financial success of the Division through capture of new opportunities and re-competes/expansion of existing programs

•Collaborate across the Leidos Business Development and the Chief Technology Officer organizations to drive the Cyber strategy and propose capabilities via whitepapers and customer demonstrations

•Assist with Division strategy refinements on a monthly basis, including IR&D initiatives

•Work with PMs to identify areas of on-contract growth in existing programs and drive additional capabilities

•Participate personally in a significant level of Leidos capture and proposal activities; perform in proposal leadership roles (Book Boss, Review participant or Chair, Proposal Manager, etc.)

•Remain cognizant of relevant industry and Leidos best practices and trends to ensure that Division programs and activities incorporate effective, efficient approaches

•Measure, monitor, and report progress to Division VP


Priority #2 – People

•Manage and lead Division personnel by personal example, applying experience and sound judgment

•Oversee and serve as a resource and counselor to a subset of Division PMs, who ensure that program tasks are completed on-schedule, on-budget, and on-target against approved requirements

•Ensure that new Leidos personnel are integrated into the Division effectively, and that an on-going relationship is established

•Be an authentic people leader, driving engagement and inclusive outcomes, and provide new ideas and innovations to improve Division outreach

•Assist Division VP in all aspects of staffing and people management – recruitment, hiring, performance evaluation and improvement, assignments, retention, engagement, and career development

•Communicate regularly, actively, candidly, and professionally with Leidos staff, and with current and potential prime and subcontractor representatives, vendors, and client representatives

•Work to help Leidos employees at all levels develop and grow in their careers


Priority #3 – Execution

•Remain cognizant of, and assist with all aspects of Division performance – technical work, program management, P&L goals, issue management and escalation, risk management, compliance, security, and customer satisfaction

•Frequently coordinate with customer representatives to ensure an open and collegial environment and to validate client satisfaction with Division program performance

•Maintain a strong partnership relationship with Leidos infrastructure and support elements (HR, finance, talent acquisition, contracts, subcontracts, security, facilities, logistics, …)

•Respond to Division requests from Leidos leadership in a complete, comprehensive, and timely manner

•Remain cognizant of relevant Leidos and clients’ policies to ensure that Division personnel and activities are fully compliant

•Help to identify potential corporate risk areas in Division business, develop mitigation strategies, monitor risk, and collaborate with other Leidos leaders to manage risks

•Understand and recommend changes and improvements to the organization, facility, policies, strategies, etc., that benefit the greater organization and/or our people

•Assist in ensuring that Division deliverables are provided on schedule and with appropriate accuracy and completeness

•Collaborate with senior Leidos management to ensure their commitment to and visibility into our work

•Exemplify the highest standards of personal and professional integrity in every aspect of our business

•Represent the Division, Operation, and Group in Leidos internal and external activities when requested

•Act in place of the Division VP when on leave, traveling, or occupied with other meetings or activities


Candidate Must Possess the Following Skills and Experience:

•Active, current Top Secret/SCI with polygraph clearance, and the ability and willingness to maintain this clearance or upgrade as necessary while holding this position.

•A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology Management, etc.) and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience.  Four additional years’ experience may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree.

•Experience supporting Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers is required

•At least five years of progressively complex experience as the PM/manager of successful mid- to large-size technical programs, departments, or activities

•Demonstrated experience with program/contract startup, shutdown, and/or transition

•Demonstrated experience managing and leading direct employees

•Experience working on capture and proposals is required, as well as experience in proposal leadership roles.

•Attention to detail plus the ability to delegate successfully, rise above the details, and see the larger picture

•Comfortable working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment with quick-response deadlines

•Experience managing a decentralized and dispersed workforce

•Strong, professional communication and organization skills – in writing, in person, in leading small and large groups, and in delivering formal presentations

•Experience addressing complex personnel situations

Highly Desired Skills and Experience:

•Experience mentoring and developing multiple subordinate managers

•Experience managing across a portfolio of solutions development activities

•Experience operating at the equivalent of a Division level, either by named position, in an acting role, or representing Division to upper management, customers or industry teammates

•Master’s degree preferred, but not required

•Experience leading a budget or P&L center

Pay Range:

Pay Range $124,800.00 - $192,000.00 - $259,200.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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