Surface Navy Combat System Program Sr. Director

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Program Management
Washington, District of Columbia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

People Management

Program Management

Strategic Planning

REQ#: RQ170445
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Program Sr Director

We are GDIT. As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) provides information technology (IT), cybersecurity, systems engineering, software development, training solutions and professional services to customers in the Navy and the broader Department of Defense.

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 Surface Navy Combat System Program Senior Director joining our team to support the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) activities in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC areas.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Program Senior Director supporting PEO IWS, you will be trusted to bring together a multi-disciplinary team that is geographically dispersed to provide engineering planning, design, integration, installation, and test of Aegis Combat Systems (ACS) onboard ships post-construction and during maintenance availabilities. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Plans and develops methods and procedures for implementing program, directs and coordinates program activities, and exercises control over personnel responsible for specific functions or phases of the program.
  • Collaborating with Government customers, stakeholders, and corporate partners to ensure timely and efficient installations of ACS both afloat and ashore.
  • Coordinate with Fleet Commanders and subordinate commands to support the warfighting readiness of deployed ships.
  • Support Growth/Business Development activities within the Navy and Marine Corps Sector
  • Reviews reports and records of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program objective and modifies or changes methodology as required to redirect activities and attain objectives.
  • Controls expenditures in accordance with budget allocations.
  • Your success will be measured through successfully managing the contract schedule, meeting specified financial goals and developing beneficial customer relationships.


  • A degree in Engineering or related discipline/experience is required. A master's degree is desired.
  • A US DoD Secret security clearance with eligibility for TS/SCI is required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent is required.
  • Over twenty (20+) years of experience working within the US Navy Military-Industrial complex.
  • Over five (5+) years direct experience as a Program Manager (Navy or Corporate) of a major program valued at over $100M
  • Over two (2+) years direct experience in the engineering, installation and/or operation of the Aegis Combat System onboard US Navy ships or Aegis Ashore.
  • A proven record of successfully executing large Navy/Marine Corps contracts
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of the larger GDIT Navy and Marine Corps Sector
  • A demonstrated intimacy across the Navy/Marine Corps major stakeholder organizations and in particular an understanding of the relationships between NAVSEA, PEO IWS and the Fleet Commands is required to perform this role.


  • 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
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

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


Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute

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.