Software Team Lead

Clearance Level
Project/Task Management
Rockville, Maryland
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Agile Methodology

Project Management

Software Development

REQ#: RQ175072
Public Trust: MBI (T2)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Work with cutting-edge applications that help advance the mission of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) as a Software Team Lead at GDIT. Your work will have you fully immersed in our client’s domain in order to deliver simple solutions for their complex needs. At GDIT, you’ll prioritize the client while we prioritize your career.  

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Software Team Lead supporting NIAID in Rockville, MD, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Software Team Lead joining our team to effectively deliver Grants, Finance, Contracts, Human Resource, and Scientific Reporting systems in support of our client’s mission of seeking fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.


  • Manage, execute, and oversee requirements and technical implementation of high visibility software development projects for systems support grants, financial processes, contracts, human resources, and scientific reporting.
  • Serve as primary point of contact related to systems with all key customer, business, and technical stakeholders.
  • Manage scope, risk, stakeholder expectations, project communications and resource allocation and ensure projects are within budget and schedule.
  • Identify areas for business process improvement and review with stakeholders. Determine appropriate solution architecture and ensure project management documentation including project charters and project management plans are executed.
  • Work with end users and key stakeholders to document business process, define scope, and collect, analyze and prioritize functional and technical requirements.
  • Participate in overall contract scrum processes and ensure CI/CD practices are followed for releases. 
  • Oversee developers, analysts, and testers focusing on technical issues, software development, product releases, and engineering tasks.
  • Guide the team to write testable and complete requirements and ensure technical design and review sessions are conducted.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify and repair technical issues.
  • Facilitate customer collaboration and resolve issues to minimize schedule impact. 
  • Evaluate team's work processes and best practices and implement changes to streamline operations.
  • Work with the team to implement agile project management standards for all programs.

***Selected candidate must be relatively local to the Rockville, MD area for regular onsite meetings***


  • Education: BS or equivalent degree in a technical field
  • Experience: 6+ years of experience with software development projects with 2 or more in a lead role. Must have IT project management work experience with implementing new technology, software development and IT systems upgrades/enhancements in an Agile Scrum environment. Experience leading software development projects for systems in one or more of the following domain areas: Grant management, finance, contracts, human resources, and/or scientific reporting, . Experience with NIH environment and processes is preferred.
  • Technical skills: Jira or Azure DevOps to manage software development lifecycle activities. Agile certifications strongly desired.
  • Security clearance level: Must be able to obtain an NIH Public Trust
  • Skills and abilities: Able to work with development teams to work across the life-cycle so teams can consistently deliver high-quality software.  Ability to think systemically about how the software is built to guide systems to be most effective.
  • Location: Remote, Hybrid, On Customer Site


  • 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 build your skills and 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 10 company-paid holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

6 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required


Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $119,000 - $161,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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.