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Job #: R-00012237
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Leidos is considered one of the most innovative defense contractors by both customers and competitors. The Defense Group of Leidos has a current job opportunity for a Senior Project Manager supporting the C4ISR Solutions Operation in Charlottesville, VA. The Project Manager will support and guide the definition, implementation, and delivery of programs focused on modernizing a variety of software systems. The selected candidate will leverage his/her skills to provide oversight, guidance, management support, and other related support in one or more phases of software systems development, system integration, or system sustainment.

Primary Responsibilities
The Project Manager is accountable for managing the product backlog for software projects and, in that capacity must perform the following activities:
  • Assist in system architecting, trade-off analyses, development of detailed design artifacts, defining the project's test and delivery strategy, and supporting the project manager.
  • Draft and maintain the necessary engineering plans, processes, and procedures to communicate engineering processes with internal and external program stakeholders.
  • Translate requirements into a clear, concise, and consolidated product backlog.
  • Define and prioritize product backlog items, including establishing acceptance criteria in close collaboration with external and internal project stakeholders.
  • Ensure visibility of the product backlog as well as communicate the project team's current and future activities to the stakeholders.
  • Communicate with the development team(s) to ensure a consistent and timely mplementation of each requirement.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Systems Engineering, Business Administration, or related field
  • Eight or more years of professional experience in Agile Project Management
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and continuous delivery practices
  • Experience with customer-facing requirements gathering and decomposition
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication in the government domain
  • Prior experience managing project financials, particularly on government contracts
  • Security requirements: current U.S. DoD Secret security clearance or higher


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with high-level software system design and development of design artifacts
  • Proven experience supporting and executing proposal work for defense-oriented RFPs
  • Familiarity with Atlassian tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket


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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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