General Dynamics Information Technology, a Federal marketplace leader in next-generation IT solutions and professional services, is seeking highly qualified and motivated IT professionals like you who are eager to contribute to our critical Homeland Security missions. For the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM, formerly US-VISIT), GDIT performs operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Automated Biometric Identification System’s (IDENT) production and non-production environments and associated business systems. GDIT is excited to offer you a unique opportunity to join a best performing O&M team supporting one our nation’s most critical homeland missions – the storage and processing of biometric and associated biographic information for national security, law enforcement, immigration and border management, intelligence, background investigations, and associated testing, training, management reporting, planning and analysis.GDIT is looking for an Application Lifecycle Senior Manager to serve under the guidance of the Program Manager as the principle for application management. The Application Lifecycle Senior Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the application lifecycle, including development and test, release and deployment, monitoring and troubleshooting, and break-fix. Other specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manages several multi-discipline teams (approximately 50-60 staff) focused on providing Development and Test (including IDENT and SharePoint), Configuration Management, Deployment, Non-Production Application Support, and Production Application Support
Oversees implementation of OBIM customer application enhancements, bug-fixes, and maintenance in a 24x7 enterprise environment
Interfaces directly with OBIM customer to obtain feedback and direction on the enhancement of Application Lifecycle Management processes
Directs team support during production system troubleshooting and remediation, ensuring appropriate resources are aware of and supporting the event
Guides application enhancement and modification to ensure achievable scope is defined and future Operations and Maintenance considerations are accounted for
Collaborates directly with program the Technical Directorate, Operations & Maintenance, and Security elements of program to ensure proposed application functionality and performance changes align with future direction and current operational state of the system.
Required Skills / Qualifications:
DHS HQ EOD required to start; must be able to obtain DHS HQ Final Suitability
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) and/or 8+ years of related experience
Strong experience with Agile and Kanban development methodologies
Leadership and technical experience with biometric technologies and programs
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Desired Skills / Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in computer engineering, systems engineering, computer science, information systems, or related field of study
15+ years of related experience, with 10+ years directly relevant specialized experience in IT sector (preferably with large-scale IT and database systems comprised of a multi-tier architecture and the integration of highly complex commercial software products and custom code in C++, JAVA, and PL/SQL programming languages) and 5+ years in leadership
Currency with latest Secure DevOps techniques and tools in automated code scanning, automated testing, continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous assessment
Experience managing software development, software testing, configuration management, software/hardware deployment, or operations teams
Working knowledge of Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Database, and TIBCO BW/EMS software
Strong IDENT system experience (production and non-production)
Strong IDENT business and workflow knowledge
Experience supporting DHS OBIM
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.