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Job #: R-00050707
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Operations, Discovery & Analysis Division is seeking an experienced leader to serve as a Division Portfolio Manager (D-PM) across multiple division programs and activities.  The selected individual will report to the Division Manager (DM) and work in partnership with the DM to lead and manage a large, geographically dispersed, highly technical workforce.  The range of work performed in ODAD is varied, and includes: cyber and SIGINT analysis support, systems development and integration, offensive and defensive analytic prototype development, IT infrastructure management, help desk, network engineering and support, facility operations/maintenance and logistical support, and other related services.  The D-PM will supervise program managers who, in turn, manage Leidos and subcontractor personnel to meet the needs of federal and commercial clients.  The D-PM will contribute directly to Division and Operations plans, goals, and objectives.  The D-PM is located in Columbia, MD, and travels to client locations throughout the U.S.

The D-PM will perform the following roles and responsibilities:

Priority #1 – People First

  • Manage and lead Division personnel by personal example, applying experience and sound judgment

  • Oversee and serve as a resource and counselor to a subset of Division PMs, who ensure that program tasks are completed on-schedule, on-budget, and on-target against approved requirements

  • Ensure that new Leidos personnel are integrated into the Division effectively, and that an on-going relationship is established

  • Be a true people leader, driving engagement and inclusive outcomes, and seeking new ideas and innovations to improve Division outreach

  • Assist DM in all aspects of staffing and people management – recruitment, hiring, performance evaluation and improvement, assignments, retention, engagement, and career development

  • Communicate regularly, actively, candidly, and professionally with Leidos staff, and with current and potential prime and subcontractor representatives, vendors, and client representatives

  • Work both within ODAD and outside to help Leidos employees at all levels develop and grow in their careers

Priority #2 - Growth

  • Assist with development of Division growth strategy and pipeline, and associated marketing materials to be used for immediate and sustainable market penetration

  • Contribute to the growth and financial success of the Division and Ops through capture of new opportunities and expansion of existing programs

  • Collaborate across the Leidos enterprise to advance the Cyber strategy and build capabilities across the enterprise

  • Demonstrate unquestioned commitment to Division clients’ mission objectives

  • Identify areas of potential growth in existing Division programs, and work through PMs and clients to seek additional business

  • Participate personally in a significant level of Leidos capture and proposal activities.  Will be expected to perform in proposal leadership roles (Book Boss, Review participant or Chair, Proposal Manager, etc.)

  • Remain cognizant of relevant industry best practices and trends to ensure that Division programs and activities incorporate effective, efficient approaches

  • Measure, monitor, and report progress to Leidos leadership

Priority #3 – Flawless Execution

  • Remain cognizant of, and assist with all aspects of Division performance – technical work, program management, financial goals, issue management and escalation, risk management, compliance, security, and customer satisfaction

  • Coordinate with customer representatives frequently to ensure an open and collegial environment and to validate client satisfaction with Division program performance.  Includes performing client assessments as necessary.

  • Maintain a strong partnership relationship with Leidos infrastructure and support elements (HR, finance, project control, contracts, security, facilities, logistics, …)

  • Respond to requests from Leidos leadership and ODAD clients in a complete, comprehensive, and timely manner.  This includes assistance with Division responses to higher organization requests (Ops, Group, Corporate)

  • Remain cognizant of relevant Leidos and clients’ policies to ensure that Division personnel and activities are fully compliant

  • Help to identify potential corporate risk areas in Division business, develop mitigation strategies, monitor risk, and collaborate with other Leidos leaders to manage risks

  • Understand and recommend changes and improvements to the organization, facility, policies, strategies, etc., that benefit the greater organization and/or our people

  • Assist in ensuring that Division deliverables are provided on schedule and with appropriate accuracy and completeness

  • Collaborate with senior Leidos management to ensure their commitment to and visibility into our work

  • Exemplify the highest standards of personal and professional integrity in every aspect of our business

  • Represent the Division, Operation, and Group in Leidos internal and external activities when requested

  • Act in place of the Division Manager when DM is on leave, traveling, or occupied with other meetings or activities.

Candidate Must Possess the Following Skills and Experience:

  • Active, current Top Secret/SCI clearance, and the ability and willingness to maintain this clearance or upgrade as necessary while holding this position.

  • A bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology Management, etc.) and 15+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 13+ years of prior relevant experience.  Four additional years’ experience may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Experience supporting Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers is required

  • At least five years of progressively complex experience as the PM/manager of successful mid- to large-size technical programs, departments, or activities

  • Demonstrated experience managing and leading direct employees

  • Experience working on capture and proposals is required, as well as experience in proposal leadership roles.

  • Attention to detail plus the ability to delegate successfully, rise above the details, and see the larger picture

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment with quick-response deadlines

  • Experience managing a decentralized and dispersed workforce

  • Strong, professional communication and organization skills – in writing, in person, in leading small and large groups, and in delivering formal presentations

Highly Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience mentoring and developing multiple subordinate managers

  • Experience managing across a portfolio of disparate activities

  • Experience operating at the equivalent of a Division level, either by named position, in an acting role, or representing Division to upper management, customers or industry teammates

  • Master’s degree preferred, but not required

  • Experience leading a budget or P&L center

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

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About Leidos

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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