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Job #: R-00018082
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

Operations Manager

Job Description:

Job Summary

Leidos has an opening for an Operations Manager supporting a high profile program providing software engineering services, operations, maintenance, and associated support for all devices associated with the system.

The selected candidate will directly support the Program Manager by providing programmatic oversight of geographically dispersed employees assigned to the program.  Individual must be self-motivated, an excellent communicator, and able to manage a team of geographically dispersed technical individuals. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Establish milestones and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules,
  • Identify and manage risks and program problems and develop mitigations/solutions.
  • Present formal and informal project status/plan briefings to the government and corporate managers through oral and written communications.
  • Provide regular professional and effective communication with employees, customers, and Leidos Team members, and Program Manager.
  • Coordinate subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions.
  • Work with the customer and external stakeholders to accomplish program goals.
  • Manage aspects of multiple operations tasks simultaneously.
  • Monitor, adjust and report on operations performance and schedule. 
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the mission for a geographically dispersed team, including the planning and optimization of daily mission operations. 
  • As a subject matter expert, establish definitions, evaluate operational requirements, and provide technical inputs to meet approved customer requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance.
  • Prior experience managing geographically dispersed team.
  • Requires a BA degree and 8 + years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 +years of prior relevant experience.
  • Requires 8+ years of technical management experience combined with systems administration or relevant IT experience (degree requirement may be substituted with years of relevant IT experience)
  • Must have experience with troubleshooting hardware, networking, SQL Server and Windows operating systems. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of programming languages in Microsoft .NET, Visual Basic or Visual C#, and Web Administration (IIS).
  • Systems Administrator experience.
  • Military and/or national intelligence background with a clear understanding of the military structure, mission and responsibilities.
  • Prior experience in Afghanistan, Iraq or similar surroundings a plus.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management



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 33,000 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

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