Sr. Program Manager for Network Services - NIH

Clearance Level
Program Management
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: RQ75712 Sr. Program Manager for Network Services - NIH (Evergreen) (Open)

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Job Description

GDIT is currently seeking a Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD to lead our Network Services team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In this role you will be responsible for managing a team of 65+ Network Engineers, Cyber Security Engineers, and program support staff at the NIH campus. The team is responsible for the architecture, engineering, and day to day operations for NIH’s network. We are seeking a proactive, customer service minded leader to deliver innovative solutions and measurable results. The Network Services team promotes cohesiveness and team work; and this position will require the ability to exemplify and incorporate this culture of behavior.


  • Provide overall Program Management and the delivery of all contract tasks and artifacts, ensuring that agreed service levels are met, all relevant procedures are adhered to, and all documentation is actively managed

  • Manage the activities of the IT network infrastructure support teams for architecture, engineering, infrastructure operations and project needs

  • Work closely with departmental managers to determine the maintenance and growth needs of the network

  • Develop and maintain service and process improvements, e.g. ITIL or other service delivery frameworks, for team service delivery.

  • Develop and implement communication and reporting mechanisms to manage issues, risks and timely delivery of initiative results.

  • Respond to concerns from Stakeholders; coordinate implementation of new operational policies and procedures throughout the Network

  • Responsible ensuring all employees are receiving the necessary training and leadership within each of the IT units and supervising management and their performance records

  • Provide annual budgetary information; administer budgets expenditures throughout the year to the approved budget plan.

  • Develop and maintain network Disaster Recovery and Business Availability programs.

  • Design and verify effectiveness of data protection controls and user access to functionality within various clinical and business applications in conjunction with the Manager of IT Security.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree and 15+ years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 10+ years should be specialized to include project development from inception to deployment, expertise in the management and control of funds and resources using complex reporting mechanisms, demonstrated capability in managing multi-task contracts and/or subcontracts of various types and complexity

  • 5+ years management experience in a complex IT environment

  • PMP certification or ability to obtain within 6 months

  • Strong understanding of Network Engineering (to include how to best manage routers, switches, firewalls, etc.)

  • Experience in managing a wide range of technical and functional resources; Senior architects, Network Engineers, Project Managers, and other program support resources

  • Experience managing government contracts, to include people management (employees and subcontractors), profit and loss, and customer satisfaction

  • Experience bringing innovation and implementing new vision into an IT enterprise organization

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust

  • Commuting distance to the NIH campus in Bethesda

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • PMP Certification

  • ITIL v3 Foundations

  • Experience in technology or information security aspect of Cisco, and other network technology

  • NIH experience

Attributes for Success:

  • Ability to perform and manage complex and time-critical tasks with optimum effectiveness and efficiency, often in high-pressure situations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, including good written and verbal communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills


We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.