Lead Project Manager - Software Development

Clearance Level
Functional Experts
Rensselaer, New York

REQ#: RQ61427

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

General Dynamics IT (GDIT) is looking for its next passionate, highly skilled, self-motivated, experienced Lead SW Dev Project Manager to join our team as we continue to partner with New York State of Health (NYSoH) to provide comprehensive health coverage to more than 4.3 million New Yorkers.

Our GDIT State & Local LLC team provides NYS with innovative and agile health benefit exchange (HBE) solutions that deliver the functionality required to comply by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and provide the flexibility needed to easily scale up to support future requirements.

Here's where you come in:

You’ll join our talented Project Management Team. Our project is a large-scale Java web services environment. It is a three-tiered application (web, application, and database server) with multiple levels of security between each tier. We are looking for people who want to make an impact to the project.

Here’s what You’ll Do:

Collaborate -Working in collaboration with functional managers, clients and other stakeholders, you will lead projects through to completion and ensure that deadlines and requirements are met. 

Communicate Manage communication of progress to internal and external stakeholders and escalate issues as necessary.

Evaluate - Manage scope, review project status, and understand how to assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Identify and manage risks.

Improve - Actively monitor project progress with an emphasis on problem solving.

Lead – Develop, manage, and execute software development project plans, drive cross-functional team deliverables and schedules, and see projects through to completion. Provide definitive direction to drive efficiency in project execution and accuracy ensuring on-time delivery, and within budget.

Leverage - Use project management tools and processes to keep the budget and timeline on track

Here’s what You’ll Bring to the Table:


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Project Management

  • Fifteen (15) years of related experience
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience with project management frameworks and best practices and the systems and software development life cycle, including scope, schedule, and risk identification and management.
  • MS Project proficiency

Here are the Bonus Points:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Heatlhcare experience

Here are the Attributes for Success:

  • Track record of managing software development projects with a strong sense of urgency to drive issues to closure
  • A natural problem-solver who thrives in a collaborative environment, thinks outside of the box, communicates clearly, and is fascinated by creating solutions to challenges that have yet to be identified.
  • Hands on. Passionate. Persistent. Creative. A Doer. A Team Player.

This position is based at GDIT’s Rensselaer NY Data Center.

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.