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Job #: R-00084313
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers' success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Your greatest work is ahead!

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos is seeking a Senior Program Manager who will be responsible for achieving successful program outcomes for the Space Systems Command / Enterprise Corps Systems Directorate (SSC/ECQ) Ground Based Radars Maintenance and Sustainment Services (GMASS) contract.  The GMASS contract performs equipment acquisition, configuration management, configuration, testing, equipment installation, maintenance and sustainment (including 24/7 help desk and system monitoring), security engineering, systems/sustainment engineering, training, and lifecycle logistics support. The contractor team will also participate in non-recurring Sustainment tasks focused primarily on system modernization, integration, and support for potential U.S. funded Research & Development (R&D). Field Service Installation, Training and Maintenance is required at CONUS and OCONUS sites.

The Senior Program Manager directly supports the SSC/ECQ PM and Leidos leaderships in achieving GMASS program objectives. The PM has program-wide responsibility with day-to-day focus on program support operations, including contract, subcontract, finance, security, staffing and procurement support. The Senior Program Manager will monitor and manage GMASS program performance, risk, cost and schedule; detect and reconcile any material negative deviations; and develop/implement recovery plans as needed. The Senior Program Manager manages the submission and quality review of all deliverables, and the submission of frequent and rapid-turnaround contract modification proposals (technical and cost).  This position is contingent upon contract award to Leidos.

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control,  geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions.

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your Resume with us today!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the Programs efforts to maintain a positive organizational climate with the highest professional and ethical standards.

  • Act as a trusted partner and liaison to SSC/ECQ program personnel.

  • Build and retain a team of qualified personnel to meet all GMASS requirements.

  • Plan, manage, execute, monitor and control personnel and financial resources.

  • Ensure that all required actions are adequately planned and that all projects and tasks under the contract run within scope, time, and budget constraints.

  • Manage multiple teams led by subordinate managers and/or supervisors, including subcontractor personnel and other government contracted industry partners.

  • Provide oversight of earned value management actions, ensuring quality and timeliness of deliverables.

  • Primary person responsible for developing program status reports.

  • Interface with senior Government personnel, technical and non-technical staff, subcontractors, and support personnel.

  • Support process improvement and innovation.

  • Works within International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other governmental regulations/policies to interface with foreign nationals.

  • Developing measurable metrics and tracking performance to desired outcomes to meet customer objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with export control and international travel requirements for all international travel.

  • Has hiring, firing, promotion and reward authority within the GMASS program, in accordance with Leidos policy.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelors and 12 or more years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 or more years or prior relevant experience.

  • 8 or more years of management experience as a contractor program/project manager on large (over $150M total value) DoD programs encompassing multiple geographically dispersed locations.

  • 7 or more years of experience leading or supervising teams or projects.

  • Superior understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System and proven ability in fiscal and business management.

  • Experience with digital engineering and digital transformation applications for large complex programs and sensor systems.

  • Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization and meeting with stakeholders to formulate, review, and execute task plans and deliverable items.

  • Ground based radar sustainment experience.

  • Experience presenting briefings to senior customer management, customer stakeholders, and company management.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Demonstrated experience applying project management principles using industry best practices such as the PMBOK.

  • PMI PMP Certification or DAWIA Level III in Program Management.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Prior Air Force Space Command, Space and Missile Systems Center experience or experience with the Space Surveillance mission area. 

  • Experience in Earned Value Management.

  • Experience with missile warning or space situational awareness radars and mission.

Clearance Required:

  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret SCI security clearance.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $124,800.00 - $192,000.00 - $259,200.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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