Program Innovation Lead

Clearance Level
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ70547

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: BI Full 6C (T4)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

This position focuses on enhancing the program’s capabilities through a broad range of projects. The position is expected to provide strategic thought leadership to cross functional project teams, stakeholders, and senior leaders while demonstrating a keen eye for the tactical elements of projects. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with members of the program leadership team to identify and evaluate opportunities for efficiency, growth and innovation.
  • Pro-actively seeks out, prioritizing, and develops initiatives in areas such as:
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Data Sharing and Privacy
    • Continuous Delivery and Automation
    • Service Design
    • Data Analytics and Visualization
    • Productized Services
  • Provide end to end innovation leadership (concept to completion), owning the mechanisms which ensure successful realization of innovation using a creative, focused, and synergistic project development process to include internal stakeholders and external strategic partnerships.
  • Design, execute, and analyze customer research to measure performance and operational excellence, and recommend opportunities for improvement.
  • Use analytics, partners, research, metrics, and technical acumen to identify innovation opportunities, define strategy, write business requirements, provide technical input, and develop roadmaps for innovation initiatives.
  • Communicate complex concepts and rationale for decisions clearly and persuasively across different audiences including senior leadership.
  • Work closely with software engineering, design, and business stakeholders to deliver measureable outcomes and surface opportunities.
  • Design, implement, and measure key performance metrics for initiatives you lead.
  • Maintain and grow customer/client relationships.
  • Provide support to technical delivery team as they implement innovations, to ensure goals are achieved


  • Strong project management skills with a self-directed, results oriented aptitude.
  • Strong leadership and team building skills including mentoring and managing diverse and virtual teams.
  • Must have demonstrated analytical/problem-solving, project management/task planning, engineering risk assessment, creativity/innovation and technical leadership skills.
  • Solid knowledge of product development and processes used to deliver solutions for the business function.
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute logical analysis to make data driven decisions.
  • Organization agility, demonstrating ability to influence across levels and functions of the organization.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and the ability to speak to these technologies with customers and developers.
  • Leadership qualities that translate into business outcomes – specifically around team building and cohesion, client relationship development, and strategic thinking around enterprise business matters.
  • Think strategically and willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in wherever necessary.


  • 5+ years of experience in product management, technology project management with a demonstrated/proven track record for driving innovation.
  • Experience in a federal program whose initial focus is migrating a mission critical application from a mainframe to a Cloud hosted solution; ideally with the Dept. of Education.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Cloud certifications desired
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.