Sr. Program Manager

Clearance Level
Program Management
Washington, District of Columbia
Remote, Based in Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ90792

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: BI Full 6C (T4)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT is helping the Department of Education run federal student financial aid systems that allow over 13 Million students to achieve their higher education goals each year. This Program Manager will lead efforts creating new solutions and migrating legacy systems to the cloud.


  • Managing a diverse program that includes multiple system development projects, technical operations of mission critical systems, internal business operations activities, and security compliance activities. 
  • Leading a program whose initial focus is migrating a mission critical application from the current mainframe environment to a Cloud hosted solution.
  • Building and managing an effective and efficient team focused on high quality delivery, financial performance, and client relationship development. 
  • Working with Federal Student Aid partners to successfully integrate systems for the overall success of the customer and our program.
  • Developing lasting relationships within Education and serving as a trusted advisor to customers. 
  • Developing staff and ensure ongoing performance as well as professional growth. 
  • Overseeing and continually improving delivery on program including support problem resolution. 
  • Achieving financial and growth targets
  • Building a culture throughout the team consistent with GDIT values around commitment, impact, integrity, imagination and agility


  • 10+ years progressive experience in managing/leading IT services programs. 
  • Experience managing and growing federal programs
  • Experience migrating complex applications from mainframe environment to Cloud hosted environment
  • Preferred Project Management Professional Certification
  • Experience leading a program using Agile methodology
  • Experience leading programs with a DevSecOps approach
  • Direct experience with the Department of Education highly desired
  • Proficiency in building a business strategy that drives growth and execution
  • Leadership qualities that translate into business outcomes – specifically around team building and cohesion, client relationship development, and strategic thinking around enterprise business matters
  • Established hands-on experience managing programs of significance – both execution and financial focus
  • Ability and flexibility for travel within the US
  • Expertise in a variety of emerging and established technologies and the ability to speak to these technologies with customers or in presentations
  • Outstanding communication capabilities, both verbal and written.  Must have the ability to present in front of audiences of any size.

Attributes of a Successful Candidate:

  • The successful candidate will have proven experience (with tangible outcomes and results), a can-do attitude, an ability to influence internal and external customers, and a leadership and communication style required to lead a diverse, dispersed, and growing business. 
  • The successful candidate must have a diverse skill set and be willing to engage and be hands-on where required
  • The successful candidate will possess an established track record of creating, developing and maintaining customer relationships
  • The successful candidate will look for opportunities to engage in the community to further GDIT’s and their own brand
  • A critical success factor will be to embrace the opportunity to motivate and energize the team, while keeping pace in a dynamic environment, thriving under pressure, while seamlessly keeping the team inspired.
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.