Senior Program Manager

Clearance Level
Interim Top Secret
Program Management
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ133689

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cybersecurity is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Senior Program Manager joining our team to support the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. The National Nuclear Security Administration IT Managed Services (NIMS) is an exciting program performing IT support for the Department of Energy's organization responsible for enhancing national security through the application of nuclear science by maintaining and enhancing the safety, security, and effectiveness of the US nuclear weapons stockpile.  This support is provided in several locations across the US giving employees great options for geographically diverse work locations.  The primary goal of the program will be to support the NNSA Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (OCIO) in modernizing its IT and Cybersecurity Infrastructure and transforming current IT and Cybersecurity services to a managed service environment.

Our work requires an experienced Senior Program Manager to lead managed service and cyber activities at NNSA locations and field offices in the US.  In this leadership role, you will collaborate with NNSA executives and managers to architect and deliver a flexible yet secure enterprise cybersecurity and privacy model and implementation for NNSA.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong executive management, technical, and thought leadership skills to lead geographically dispersed personnel. You will be trusted to manage customer, contractual, technical, and operational aspects of a very large managed service and cybersecurity program from inception to completion;  provide customer interface and communication; and deliver overall customer satisfaction.

Our services may include, but are not limited to engaging with NNSA to create a security framework and deliver services that can support the varying needs  to design, implement, and maintain a secure cyber posture, including cybersecurity architecture and engineering; Risk Management Framework (RMF); Security Operations Center (SOC), Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM), Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), Assessment and Authorization (A&A), Incident Response (IR) and Management Support, etc.

In this Senior Program Manager role, a typical day will include:
• Direct program activities to meet client and organizational work objectives and serves as a liaison with clients to coordinate activities, negotiate tasks, and solve problems
• Continually evaluate and support innovation of new cyber technologies and service capabilities to solve challenges and ensure service evolution optimizing mission performance
• Lead a large and geographically dispersed workforce to ensure completion of tasks
• Oversee cost, schedule and resource management to ensure customer satisfaction, profitability, and revenue growth
• Monitor program performance, identify and recognize program performance issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client satisfaction goals and objectives
• Supervise preparation and provides various reports and technical reviews and makes persuasive presentations to senior management and government officials on mission critical technologies

• Excellent client-facing communication skills with the ability to present and defend complex technical and management priorities at all customer levels, from technical and engineering staff to executives
• Knowledge of emergent IT technologies and industry trends and the impact on cybersecurity requirements and solutions.
• Demonstrated ability to manage teams in a geographically diverse, complex federal enterprise.
• Experience managing program(s) with average annual value of $50M or greater and managing the work efforts of at least 50 personnel.
• 10+ years of experience leading projects and managing programs planning, integrating, and implementing complex systems and IT infrastructure; 5+ years with cybersecurity scope..
• BA/BS (required) or MA/MS (preferred) degree with 15 years of relevant experience
• Active DOE Q Clearance or DoD Top Secret Clearance.
• PMI PMP Certification (Bootcamp an option).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of personal integrity.
• Direct experience managing NNSA IT programs and/or experience interacting with NNSA headquarters and regional management and other NNSA personnel is desired.


  • Full-flex work week.
  • 401K with company match.
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career.
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators.
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you.

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About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.