IT Program Manager, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Program Management
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ117963

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Customer Services and Information Technology Officer joining our team to support Government activities in Herndon, Virginia.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. This IT Program Manager will work with the DCD to serve as a transition and release manager. Provide Expert program management support to the customer to convert a highly complex legacy lotus notes system to a new service oriented architecture. The PM will be responsible for coordinating component releases and transitioning customers to the new system.

  • Serves as the release manager to ensure the deployment is coordinated, scheduled, documented, with the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Plans and coordinate technical activities including data processing, information systems, systems analysis and software development.
  • Perform day to day management of the program and develop long term and strategic objectives to ensure that end users requirements will be satisfied.
  • Performs horizontal integration planning and interface with other functions al areas, ensuring that technical solutions and schedules are implemented.
  • Develop detailed transition schedules risk mitigations.
  • Assist in the development of documentation such as user manuals installation guides, administration manuals.
  • Provide status updates and metrics during the transition.
  • Working as part of a motivated, high-performing team
  • Lending expertise and institutional knowledge to less experienced engineers to improve the overall technical excellence of the team


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading an effort to plan, schedule, and deploy a complex system to a large and diverse user base.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating long and short term plans including setting targets for milestones, and adhering to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex Master Schedule.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with multiple groups to solve integration issues.
  • Demonstrated experience using PowerPoint and visio.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in assisting in the definition of project scope and goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with a project.
  • Demonstrated experience in using the agile methodology.
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience communicating with multiple groups to drive the way forward.


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

Performs a variety of complex administrative and analytical tasks in support of one or more high profile contract programs.

Develops plans, including budgets and schedules, and monitors tasks to meet contractual/project requirements for assigned program(s).

Establishes and defines program plan requirements and directs or performs in-depth studies to determine optimum program plans.

Monitors and reports performance against plans to ensure that contractual, cost, and schedule objectives are met.

Interacts regularly with high-level customers and other industry representatives to ensure conformance to customer requirements.

Performs business development activities.

Participates in special projects as required.

May provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced analysts, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

May serve as a mentor to less experienced analysts.

May serve as team or task lead. (Not a people manager)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of experience

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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.