Program Manager

Clearance Level
Falls Church, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Agile Methodology


Program Management

Workforce Planning

REQ#: RQ165887
Public Trust: BI Full 6C (T4)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Senior Program Manager

Opportunity for an experienced Senior Program Manager to join an IT Operations Project for a federal government system. The candidate will provide oversight to IT Operations in an agile environment. Candidate will be responsible for the successful cost, schedule, and performance of the contract. Serves as the main point of contact for the Contracting Officer (CO), the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), the Government Program Manager, and the Contractor’s senior management. Directly contributes to program efforts in several areas, including cost management/avoidance, schedule estimation and tracking, contract performance management, risk management, requirements analysis, and quality assurance activities. Ensures proper performance of tasks necessary to ensure the most efficient and effective execution of the contract. The PM shall utilize expert communication skills needed to direct the skilled technical resources and report on the technical progress, issues, and problem areas, as well as write and review technical documents as needed for this position.


  • Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) development and operations programs/ projects
  • Lead and guide the work of program/project/technical staff. Serve as liaison between government, business and contractor staff. Plan programs/projects and assess business implications
  • Provide oversight and monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met
  • Be responsible for ensuring Misson enabling Systems Development and Operations teams that are fully engaged in the implementation of a DevSecOps and Agile frameworks
  •  Be the primary interface with the Contracting Officer (CO), Contracting Officer’s representative (COR) and Government Program Manager
  • Experience with technical, contractual and resource issue resolution


  • Provide oversight, guidance, direction, and leadership to all contracted team members
  • Provide briefings to leadership, create reports and documentation on demand, ensure deliverable compliance, and interface between customer organization and team members
  • Provide overall responsibility for the success of the program team(s) effort. This includes oversight of managing staff tasks, processes and project initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring and controlling all collaborative efforts reeled to projects
  • Work with the portfolio managers, project managers, to provide effective and efficient management
  • Create and deliver presentations, and represent the team in briefings and in presentations
  • Experience with leading and managing Agile/DevSecOps/SecDevOps teams and processes
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet schedules and deadlines, to multi-task, to plan, organize and prioritize work assignments and pay close attention to detail
  • Fully engaged in the implementation of a SecDevOps and IT modernization practices for supporting IT
  • Direct and mentors program staff in developing work plan/schedule, technical project plans, program and task order level reporting.
  • Attends customer meetings and serves as a client liaison.
  • Coordinates development of project deliverables, generates monthly reports including technical status, management performance, and financial projection.
  • Work in an Agile Kanban/Scrum environment and teams working in Waterfall or Agile projects
  • Assist and mentor junior members on the team


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in program management including:
    • Possesses an active Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • Possesses an ITIL 4 Foundation certification or ability to obtain one within 3 months of start
    • Proven experience with managing using SecDevOps and Agile concepts
  • Proven experience developing a strategic vision for a complex organization, balancing modernization needs aligned with critical ongoing operations and maintenance requirements
  • Exceptional technical aptitude and effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Information System/IT/Computer Engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Shall have demonstrated experience in conducting requirements analysis, resource allocation, project costing, deliverable tracking, schedule and financial data monitoring, and reporting for large complex programs
  • Shall have demonstrated experience in the management and control of funds and resources using complex reporting mechanisms such as Earned Value Management
  • Candidate must be an US citizen able to obtain DHS Public Trust clearance and successfully pass CBP Background Investigation (BI) and attain EOD to start work

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Agile Certifications (CSM etc.,)
  • Experience managing program within DHS environment working experience within United States Border Patrol and DHS agencies or entities
  • US Citizen with active DHS CBP BI and DHS Public Trust suitability clearance/EOD or Active TS clearance 
  • Previous CBP OIT support experience and mission/ environment understanding is highly desired (preference to persons with active CBP BI and a CBP badge)
  • Demonstrated experience handling technical and financial matters associated with large programs and contracts.
  • Knowledge of modern IT technologies such as Multi-cloud, FinOps, AI/ML and Generative AI

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

9 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute

ITIL 4 Foundations - ITIL

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.