Senior Program Manager - Cybersecurity

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Program Management
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ102085

Travel Required: 25-50%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it is embedded into every aspect of what we do. 

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. Our work requires an experienced Senior Program Manager to lead cyber activities at NASA locations and centers in the US and abroad.  In this leadership role, you will collaborate with NASA executives and managers to architect and deliver a flexible yet secure enterprise cybersecurity and privacy model and implementation for NASA, and its US industry and government partners, international organizations, and academia.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong executive management, technical, and thought leadership skills to lead geographically dispersed teams. You will be trusted to manage customer, contractual, technical, and operational aspects of a very large cybersecurity program from inception to completion;  provide customer interface and communication; and deliver overall customer satisfaction.

Our services may include, but are not limited to engaging with NASA to create a security framework and deliver services that can support the varying needs of partners to design, implement, and maintain a secure cyber posture, including cybersecurity architecture and engineering; Risk Management Framework (RMF); Security Operations Center (SOC), Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM), Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), Assessment and Authorization (A&A), Incident Response (IR) and Management Support, etc.

In this Senior Program Manager role, a typical day will include:

  • Direct program activities to meet client and organizational work objectives and serves as a liaison with clients to coordinate activities, negotiate tasks, and solve problems
  • Continually evaluate and support innovation of new cyber technologies and service capabilities to solve challenges and ensure service evolution optimizing mission performance
  • Lead a large and geographically dispersed workforce to ensure completion of tasks
  • Oversee cost, schedule and resource management to ensure customer satisfaction, profitability, and revenue growth
  • Monitor program performance, identify and recognize program performance issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client satisfaction goals and objectives
  • Supervise preparation and provides various reports and technical reviews and makes persuasive presentations to senior management and government officials on mission critical technologies


  • Excellent client-facing communication skills, with the ability to present and defend complex technical and management priorities at all customer levels, from technical and engineering staff to executives and all partner types (Government, US Industry, International, and Academia).
  • Knowledge of emergent IT technologies and industry trends and the impact on cybersecurity requirements and solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams in a geographically diverse, complex federal enterprise
  • Experience managing program(s) with average annual value of $50M or greater and managing the work efforts of at least 50 personnel.
  • 10+ years of experience leading projects and managing programs planning, integrating, and implementing complex systems and IT infrastructure; 5+ years with cybersecurity scope
  • BA/BS (required) or MA/MS (preferred) degree with 15 years of relevant experience
  • Active Top Secret Clearance or the ability to attain
  • PMP certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of accepting offer
  • Direct experience managing NASA IT programs and/or experience interacting with NASA headquarters and regional management and other NASA personnel is desired


  • Leadership opportunities to make a real impact on the world around you
  • Collaborative coworkers and teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Full-flex work week and 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

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This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.