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Job #: R-00101803
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Mission Solutions Operation is seeking a Senior Program Manager (PM) for a mission IT program within its Mission Information Solutions & Technology Division. The PM will manage a multi-year, fast paced, highly dynamic IT development and O&M program for a special access customer with 90+ employees and subcontractors. The PM will interface with all levels of customer and Leidos management. The PM must provide the leadership and have the interpersonal communication skills necessary to inspire, lead, direct and manage a large IT program.

Key Responsibilities:
The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for:

  • Establishing customer intimacy to understand their missions and establish IT objectives that will achieve success for their missions

  • Serving as the technical and programmatic liaison to the customer to commit program resources to ensure effective execution

  • Constant evaluation and mitigation of the program risk portfolio across all areas of cost, scope, and schedule

  • Manage resource allocations and customer expectations at the program level in response to near-daily shifts in priority based on customer requirements and schedules

  • Presenting weekly and monthly program status to include financials, risk and mitigations, schedules and other ad hoc information requested by the customer

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of IT roadmaps, strategies and tactical activities with the Chief Engineer and customer

  • Driving process improvements and innovation

  • Creating and maintaining a professional, performance-oriented organization

  • Making complex/difficult financial, business, and personnel decisions with outcomes in best interest of the company, customer, and employees

  • Meeting all contractual obligations

  • Meeting financial AOP commitments in revenue and fee for the organization

  • Focusing on retention of personnel and staffing as well as the development of existing program team members in their career objectives

  • Creating a diverse and inclusive environment for Leidos and team personnel

Required Education, Skills, and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent 

  • Must possess an active/in-scope TS/SCI with Polygraph to be considered

  • Minimum 15+ years as Sr Program Manager in IT disciplines

  • PMP certification or equivalent

  • Experience leading large contractor teams, including subcontractors deploying IT solutions supporting complex intelligence platforms in an operational environment

  • Working knowledge of industry standard and best practices related to project and program management 

  • Ability to lead and manage diverse workforce at multiple locations

  • Track record of practicing effective delegation techniques, including to a team of leaders in the Program Management Office (PMO)

  • Strong track record of organizational leadership and business management, including strong analytical, presentation, and problem-solving skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills

  • Ability to establish an effective working relationship with customers, technical staff, managers and peers 

  • Ability to motivate employees and ensure engagement

  • Ability to partner with infrastructure support personnel to include project control, finance, contracts, subcontracts, HR, recruiting, and business development personnel to effectively manage and grow the programs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree or equivalent professional experience 

  • ITIL Certification

  • Experience with IT modernization/consolidation 

Pay Range:

Pay Range $142,350.00 - $219,000.00 - $295,650.00

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.

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 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  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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