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Job #: R-00031828
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
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 Engineering Division. The PM will manage a multi-year, fast paced, highly dynamic IT development and O&M program for a special access customer with 100+ 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.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent 
  • Must have a TS/SCI with Poly 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
  • Active, current Top Secret/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Working knowledge of industry standard and best practices related to project and program management 
  • Ability to lead and manage diverse workforce at multiple locations
  • 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:
  • Masters of Science degree or equivalent professional experience 
  • ITIL Certification
  •  Experience with IT modernization/consolidation 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 10% of the time

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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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