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Job #: R-00011224
Location: Austin, TX
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for a Project Manager to work onsite at the customer's Austin Data Center in Austin, TX (No relocation assistance available). This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the IOSS mission. The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Information Technology (IT) Operations and Services (ITOPS), Infrastructure Operations (IO) is to support One VA world-class service to Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, highly available, and cost-effective information technology services. IO support helps to provide critical services focusing on consistent availability of Veteran-facing applications and quick delivery of benefits for Veterans

Primary Responsibilities

This role will support services within the ITOPS IO Security Management Division. This division is charged with establishing a centralized security program to address security with ITOPS IO's projects. Some security tasks are currently accomplished utilizing various tools, technologies, and processes that are not standardized across ITOPS (i.e. AITC, HITC, PITC, QITC, CITC, Regional Data Centers, Business Partner Extensions, External Cloud environments). Not all IT security functions are currently managed under a standardized set of processes and technologies or in a centralized format. In some cases, more than one process exists for a single function, i.e. access requests. In other cases, while a process or security system exists, its use is not commonplace at all applicable sites. S ystems security tasks, including System Access Management; Enterprise Risk Management; Information Assurance Service Line; Technical Security; and Vulnerability Assessment.

The position will expedite and coordinate services to assist in managing complex enterprise projects. Manage assigned tasks to completion within the schedule, budget, and scope of the individual project. The Project Manager shall ensure objectives of the projects are achieved.

Job Summary

Leidos currently has an opening for a Project Manager to work onsite at the customer's Austin Data Center. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the IOSS mission. The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Information Technology (IT) Operations and Services (ITOPS), Infrastructure Operations (IO) is to support One VA world-class service to Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, highly available, and cost-effective information technology services. IO support helps to provide critical services focusing on consistent availability of Veteran-facing applications and quick delivery of benefits for Veterans

Primary Responsibilities

This role will support services within the ITOPS IO Security Management Division. This division is charged with establishing a centralized security program to address security with ITOPS IO's projects. Some security tasks are currently accomplished utilizing various tools, technologies, and processes that are not standardized across ITOPS (i.e. AITC, HITC, PITC, QITC, CITC, Regional Data Centers, Business Partner Extensions, External Cloud environments). Not all IT security functions are currently managed under a standardized set of processes and technologies or in a centralized format. In some cases, more than one process exists for a single function, i.e. access requests. In other cases, while a process or security system exists, its use is not commonplace at all applicable sites.

  • Conduct all aspects of project initiation, planning, execution and closeout per industry standards and guidelines established for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Follow VA and ITOPS IO standards and procedures for Project Management
  • Develop formal project charters as required by the ITOPS IO Program Manager.
  • Facilitate project kick-off and status meetings and communicate individual roles and project expectations.
  • Conduct formal project reviews with project sponsor at project completion and review all project products to confirm acceptance and satisfaction.
  • Conduct reviews with the Program Manager on a periodic basis.
  • Keep the Program Manager, Customer, and project team informed of the status of the project being managed.
  • Coordinate activities with existing ITOPS IO customers
  • Coordinate activities for ad hoc requests from internal and external customers.
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans, and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) of the tasks required to execute the project. Develop Project Schedules that are deliverables-based and accurately depict the work to be performed by the project. All project plans, WBS and schedule work product must be retrievable by the COR/VA PM(s) for any reviews and approvals required.
  • Monitor project milestones and critical dates to identify potential jeopardy of project schedule, and identify ways to resolve schedule issues.
  • Ensure that risks associated with the cost, resource, schedule, and technical aspects of the project are identified, assessed, documented, tracked, and mitigated. All issues tracked must be accessible by the COR/VA PM(s) for any reviews and approvals required
  • Apprise management of issues that impact the project and require management decisions.
  • Develop System Development plans, track activities to the plan, and communicate status, utilizing the latest ITOPS IO Project Management tools.
  • Assess variances from the project plan, and develop and implement changes as necessary to ensure project remains within specified scope as well as time, cost and quality objectives. All variances tracked must be accessible by the COR/VA PM(s) for any reviews and approvals required.
  • Maintain a collaborative environment with key stakeholders(s).
  • Participate in the development of project standards, procedures and quality objectives. Utilize industry and EO established project standards, procedures and quality objectives without requiring assistance from others. All documentation shall be provided to the COR/VA PM for approval prior to any implementation or changes.
  • Identify artifacts needed to establish and maintain control of the project. Create and utilize those artifacts mandated by VA and ITOPS IO standards.
  • Communicate assigned responsibilities to project members for developing artifacts and performing project activities
  • Review project management activities with Senior Management on a periodic basis.
  • Review project-planning activities with the Project Team on a periodic and event-driven basis
  • Develop estimates for project's effort, costs, and critical computer resources according to the specific application.
  • Notify all affected groups of approved change orders.
  • Track effort, cost, critical computer resources, development activities, and schedule, and take corrective actions as necessary.
  • Make and use measurements to determine the status of planning, tracking, and oversight activities.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific/technical discipline plus 10 years of experience. And additional 8 years of experience may be substituted for education.

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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

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