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Job #: R-00087806
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: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Leidos Cyber Division in Columbia, Maryland is seeking an experienced leader to serve as a Cyber Portfolio Manager. The successful candidate will serve in leadership roles across multiple Cyber development programs, interacting with the Vice President (VP) Division Manager and managing technical staff. Beyond existing contract execution, the role will also focus on Cyber growth initiatives and engaging with existing and new Customers. In addition to leading and growing the current base of existing solutions development programs, the scope of Cyber opportunities includes working with Internal Research and Development (IR&D) technical teams to align customer requirements and operational mission needs to Leidos investments. The position is in Columbia, MD. The Cyber Portfolio Manager will serve as the primary representative of the Contractor and interface with the Government regarding status of all Contractor program and technical activities and all problems, issues or conflicts requiring resolution.  Manage cost, schedule, risk, and performance through the completion of tasks within estimated timeframes and budget constraints. 

The Cyber Portfolio Manager will perform the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage technical teams with to develop Cyber solutions

  • Work with IR&D technical teams to align work scope to customer requirements and operational mission needs

  • Contribute to the growth and financial success of the Division through execution and capture of new Cyber opportunities

  • Collaborate across functional teams to drive the Cyber strategy and propose capabilities via whitepapers and customer demonstrations

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

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

  • Ensure contract deliverables are provided on schedule and with appropriate accuracy and completeness

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

  • Manage technical staffing - 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

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

  • Provide regular briefings to Leidos senior leaders and Customers 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 in Leidos internal and external activities when requested

Candidate Must Possess the Following Skills and Experience:

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

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a technical field related to the requested skill sets

  • Related fields are Computer Science, Software Engineering, Software Architect, Information Systems, or Vulnerability Research.

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience as the program manager of Cyber related programs.

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience working with clients to elicit and refine requirements

  • Minimum ten (10) years of technical experience with research and Cyber development operations.

  • Managed a highly technical development and engineering staff with success.

  • Implemented agile development methodologies related to software development.

  • Experience supporting Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers

  • At least ten 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 and technical teams

  • 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 technical staff and leaders

  • Experience managing across a portfolio of solutions development activities

  • Master’s degree preferred, but not required

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.

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 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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