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Program Director


Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Sr. Program Director to lead a mission-critical program whose purpose is development, maintenance, modernization, enhancements, operations and maintenance services for DHS/CBP mission critical systems. This senior manager will build and direct a world-class team to support this national-scale program. The Sr. Program Director is responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance and will serve as the Leidos single point-of-contact with the program office for management and technical matters and contract-level issues. He/she will provide the planning, direction, coordination, and control necessary to accomplish all work requirements and task orders and manage and oversee all activities performed by contractor personnel, including subcontractors, to satisfy the contract requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as technical and programmatic liaison to the Government with the authority to commit company resources to ensure efficient and timely program execution. 
  • Organize, plan, schedule, implement, control, analyze, and report on all elements of the contract.
  • In conjunction with long-term IT road maps and strategy developed on conjunction with the Chief Architect and Chief Engineer, provides staffing, cost control, schedule control, and project status monitoring and reporting. 
  • Present and discuss the status of contract activities, requirements, and problems during program reviews and in response to requests from the Government. 
  • Coordinate with contracts, finance, human resources, and procurement management functions. 
  • Perform hiring, supervision, and performance assessment. 
  • Identify, mitigate and control risks. Drive process improvement and innovation. 
    Create plans and processes required to meet all performance, schedule, quality, cost, and security requirements. 
  • Manage and integrate the efforts of subcontractors, assuring flow-down and fulfillment of all contractual requirements. 
  • Plan/lead program reviews and briefings; identify and report on issues or related problems and potential risks. 
  • Maintain currency on relevant tools and technologies and provide inputs for white papers and proposals.

Basic Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • BS degree and 12+ years of experience with 7+ years of management/project experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Active Project Management Institute (PMI) Program Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent certification.
  • Experience serving as a Program/Project Manager leading and supervising a multi-disciplinary staff (100 persons or more) of various labor categories and skills.
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including experience in presenting material to senior Government officials and communicating and coordinating with other Government contractors and industry.

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Public Trust

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Proj and Prog Management

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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