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Job #: R-00001896
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense & Intel

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Senior Program Manager to lead a portfolio of applications development/integration delivering state-of-the-art capabilities to support a dynamic GEOINT mission area. This team is responsible for development, integration, deployment and sustainment of multiple web-based, enterprise level GEOINT solutions.

The successful Program Manager shall have:

  • A track record of delivering functional software via agile development methodologies
  • Organize and oversee all functions and activities necessary to perform the program to meet customer requirements
  • Plan and implement actions by the program team to define and implement technical baseline and meet quality requirements for program deliverables
  • Direct project team personnel, manage cost and schedule, ensure contract compliance, and serve as customer interface
  • Ability to adjust resource estimation, tracking progress and planning/re-planning based on realities of the team velocity and potential changes in product owner priorities
  • Ability to use resource estimates based on point-based systems and track progress via agile metrics
  • Established leadership, management and interpersonal communication skills necessary to inspire, lead, direct and manage a large-scale agile program in support of a diverse set of government customers.


  • Include leading a portfolio of agile software development activities through deployment, operations and sustainment.
  • Implantation of SAFe/agile software development with a focus on continuous improvement and streamlining DEVOPS processes.
  • Experience managing or leading within a capacity based contract model is desired.
  • Successful planning and implantation according to cost, schedule and scope requirements balanced against customer priorities.
  • Management of cross functional and geographically diverse teams to deliver high-quality project outputs on time and within budget.
  • Ability to ensure appropriate management, customer and vendor involvement throughout the life of the project.


Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years or prior relevant experience. 7+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.

5+ years of experience in Program Management in Government Information Technology is required.

  • Demonstrated success delivering functional code to the government's satisfaction using agile software development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the SAFe methodology.
  • Demonstrated performance in delivering alpha and beta quality code to the government in timeframes less than 1 month, and production of quality code in 3 month timeframes.
  • Customer Interface Skills: As a primary customer interface, candidate must be able to listen to and understand customer expectations and concerns, and assure customer project is being executed effectively.
  • Domain Knowledge and Expertise: Should have knowledge of this field and domain gained by experience in working on similar projects / programs.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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