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Job #: R-00082523
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
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Cyber Processing and Mission Solutions Division is seeking an experienced leader to serve as Director of Offensive Cyber Development. This position is a direct report to the Vice President (VP) Division Manager and leads the execution and expansion of the Offensive Cyber Development Portfolio. This includes growing additional internal managers, expanding the engineering, development and testing resources and serving as the overall responsible leader for this business portfolio. The Director of Offensive Cyber Development will supervise program managers who, in turn, manage Leidos and subcontractor personnel to meet the needs of federal and commercial clients. Importantly, the Director role will significantly contribute to the market expansion strategy as well as drive performance to Division plans, goals, and objectives. The position is located in Columbia, MD.

The Director of Offensive Cyber Development will perform the following roles and responsibilities:

Priority #1 - Growth

•Collaborate with the Division VP on the development and implementation of the market 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 through capture of new Cyber opportunities and re-competes/expansion of existing programs

•Collaborate across the Leidos Business Development and the Chief Technology Officer organizations to drive the Cyber strategy and propose capabilities via whitepapers and customer demonstrations

•Assist with Division strategy refinements on a monthly basis, including IR&D initiatives and CRADA activities

•Work with PMs to identify areas of on-contract growth in existing programs and drive additional capabilities

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

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

•Measure, monitor, and report progress to Division VP

Priority #2 – People

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

•Oversee and serve as a resource and counselor to Offensive Cyber 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 Portfolio effectively, and that an on-going relationship is established

•Be an authentic people leader, driving engagement and inclusive outcomes, and provide new ideas and innovations to improve Division outreach

•Assist Division VP 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 to help Leidos employees at all levels develop and grow in their careers

Priority #3 – Execution

•Remain cognizant of, and assist with aspects of Offensive Cyber performance – technical work, program management, P&L goals, issue management and escalation, risk management, compliance, security, and customer satisfaction

•Frequently coordinate with customer representatives to ensure an open and collegial environment and to validate client satisfaction with Division program performance

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

•Respond to Division requests from Leidos leadership in a complete, comprehensive, and timely manner

•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

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 as the Program Manager on multiple Offensive Cyber contracts

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

•Experience mentoring and developing multiple subordinate managers

•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, interpersonal 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 managing across a portfolio of solutions development activities

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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 43,000 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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