Created after 9-11-2001, the Department of Homeland Security consolidated numerous agencies' data centers for central management. General Dynamics Information Technology plays a key role in the Department's IT integration strategy through its Data Center-1 program. GDIT's DC-1 program is committed to delivering an efficient, responsive, and mature data center operation through excellence in service delivery, performance, and continual service improvement.
As the largest pure-play IT services provider serving the U.S. government sector, GDIT is where you can come to be successful. Join a collaborative team, solving customer issues and accessing an array of resources for your success.
GDIT seeks a project manager with extensive experience in dynamic data center migration projects with tight deadlines for the GDIT/Department of Homeland Security Data Center 1 architecture team. Successful candidate must possess and be able to demonstrate technical skills and engineering attitude for success, dedication and commitment.
This project manager should have experience in managing IT Service Management using ITIL V3 best practices with emphasis in Service Strategy, Service Design, and Continual Service Improvement. Will serve as project manager directly supporting the Chief Architect in developing and implementing internal facing Data Center initiatives.
Essential Job Functions:
Understand the business and customer needs to introduce innovative solutions that solve complex business problems
Create and implement project definitions, schedules, budgets, and objectives for small to large sized projects of varying complexity
Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports to GDIT leadership and other project stakeholders
Create and execute project backlog and work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and project demands
Form strong project team relationships by leading, coaching, and motivating team members, and identifying and resolving blockers or conflicts
Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
Manage project scope by ensuring any changes are documented and approved through a change control process
Proactively identify project issues and risks and create successful action plans for resolving issues and mitigating risks
Assign work and provide direction with regard to timeliness and completion of project objectives to team members
BS/BA or equivalent
Ten plus years of experience managing complex and transformative IT projects such as, data center migrations, cloud computing strategies, software development, and/or infrastructure upgrades
Must have 5+ years of Project Management Experience
Prior experience in professional services working with enterprise clients a plus
Must have prior experience managing project team resources
Has in-depth experience with key practices, processes and methodologies applicable to project management and engineering
Strong business acumen, with experience working in a variety of industries and IT areas. Must have demonstrated aptitude to understand a variety of technical domains and strategies regarding opportunities, challenges, risks and business impact
Strong facilitation skills with demonstrated experience leading scoping and design sessions, managing geographically dispersed teams and identifying and resolving team risks and conflicts
Highly organized with proven ability to handle multiple, competing priorities simultaneously and make things happen in fast-paced, dynamic environments
Demonstrated experience in working in unstructured environments that required designing and implementing creative project management methodologies
Excellent teamwork skills with a natural ability to motivate and work well with others
Agile approach in personal work style, with ability to be flexible and adept in dealing with and resolving ambiguity
Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills including creating usable documentation and tools
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Desired active certificates:
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.