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Job #: R-00065960
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Digital Modernization Portfolio Director (PD) for the Air Force and Defense Agencies (AFDA) division within Leidos’ Enterprise & Cyber Solutions operation in the Defense group. The AFDA division is responsible for performance of enterprise IT programs for Air Force and DoD Fourth Estate agencies, including development and execution of the new business pipeline. Success in this role is dependent on a combination of program management and strategic planning expertise in various enterprise information technologies. As the PD, you will also require strong program management skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and strong people management skills in a constantly changing and highly technical environment. The Digital Modernization PD will manage multiple existing cloud and enterprise IT contracts for customers to include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Department of the Air Force (DAF), as well as be responsible for the pursuit of new IT modernization and transformation contracts with the DAF and other Fourth Estate agencies.

You will have oversight and program execution responsibility for a portfolio of programs in the division. To succeed in this role, you must have a background in successfully collaborating with multiple Federal agencies and with a variety of customers and customer stakeholders. You must provide leadership to invigorate innovation and learning within their team. You must also be willing to drive excellent program execution and growth within the portfolio. You will be responsible for meeting or exceeding customer expectations and will be responsible for meeting all portfolio goals and objectives. As the PD, you will also be responsible for growing the Digital Modernization business. This includes conducting customer calls to identify growth opportunities and to inform customers on Leidos capabilities, as well as providing strategic direction and direct input on multiple proposals. You will work closely with internal business development and capture teams to develop strategies and solutions to capture AFDA opportunities, and you are also expected to leverage industry knowledge and contacts to drive growth. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Portfolio Director’s Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive growth in the AFDA Division through customer and partner engagements.

  • Work closely with business development and capture teams to execute call plans and shape customer requirements.

  • Contribute to successful proposals via development and execution of win strategies.

  • Drive delivery of all contractual requirements within cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions.

  • Develop and plan on-contract-growth within existing programs.

  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the programs.

  • Oversee management of subcontractors & suppliers to meet program objectives.

  • Adhere to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards.

  • Conduct thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization.

  • Lead by example with professional, collaborative, and ethical conduct.

  • Develop and cultivate opportunities for career growth and development to ensure the success of the program.

  • Oversee multiple project teams, ensuring program goals are reached.

  • Work closely with project sponsor, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives.

  • Manage program and project teams for optimal return-on-investment, and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives.

  • Identify key requirements needed from cross-functional teams and external vendors.

  • Develop and manage budget for projects and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives.

  • Work with other program managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the portfolio.

  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management and stakeholder.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years or prior relevant experience.

  • 7+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects, with a combination of portfolio management and business development experience.

  • Experience developing and managing business within Air Force and Defense Agencies.

  • Experience providing leadership in financial management, performance management, business management, process management and change management.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and experience presenting briefings to senior customer management, customer stakeholders, and company management.

  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple remote and geographically dispersed teams and team members in a highly technical and intense operating environment including cultivating opportunities for advancement and holding individuals accountable for performance and consistent service delivery.

  • Must be a US Citizen with a Secret clearance, with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.

  • Active PMI PMP or PgMP Certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in the Air Force and Defense Agencies business.

  • Experience in Enterprise IT and cloud technologies, and the ability to articulate technical solutions.

  • Experience executing large, complex IT programs.

  • Experience managing military mission-essential IT programs in excess of $50M/year.

  • Understanding of core current enterprise IT and digital transformation technologies as well as emerging capabilities, and transformation of customer environments to managed and as-a-Service models.

Pay Range:

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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