Highlight Technologies

Program Manager

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
ID
2021-1785
Type
Full-Time

About Highlight

Know Way. Know How.

For over ten years, Highlight has provided Development and Modernization, Secure IT and Mission Solutions for our federal government customers. We know the technology; we understand the way our customers and their stakeholders work; and we know how to implement industry best practices for development and services, delivering end-to-end solutions that minimize risk and maximize results.

 

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

Overview

The Program Manager (PM) will have overall responsibility of the Task Order activities: planning, organizing, directing, controlling, staffing and reporting status, deliverables, and schedules to the Government. The PM will oversee the technical performance of a team providing user exchange/user interface (UX/UI) design support to a government client.

Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple teams in an Enterprise IT environment with experience utilizing requirements tools and tracking software (e.g. JIRA).
  • Manage the program using Agile Software Development best practices, including methodologies related to software lifecycle management.
  • Lead multiple teams consisting of technical leads, and business analysts to execute tasks with independent release schedules.
  • Define all project activities and milestones required to meet objectives and deliverables, properly sequencing tasks and estimating effort with project team members doing the work, determining the critical path, and leveling the project schedule.
  • Monitor program execution to identify obstacles and deviations from plan and takes corrective action as needed.
  • Conduce continuous risk assessment and management including developing measures to reduce risk in program execution.
  • Developing metrics and reports for tracking program execution.
  • Perform contract management, budgeting, and resource allocation, including management of subcontractor personnel.
  • Develop plans, assign tasks, monitor performance, communicate progress, resolve conflicts, and escalate issues.
  • Perform all aspects of configuration management planning including configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting, configuration audits, configuration documentation.

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Top Secret / SCI (TS/SCI) clearance required.
  • Five (5) or more years of relevant experience managing a team in an Enterprise IT environment with experience utilizing requirements tools and tracking software (e.g. JIRA).
  • Five (5) or more years of Project Management experience in an Agile Software Development environment, including methodologies related to software lifecycle management.
  • Bachelors degree.

Candidates will be required to supply up to three examples of projects managed with a total contract value over $2 million dollars during the past five years where the following desired skills sets were demonstrated:

  • Experience leading multiple teams consisting of technical leads, and business analysts to execute tasks with independent release schedules.
  • Experience defining all project activities and milestones required to meet objectives and deliverables, properly sequencing tasks and estimating effort with project team members doing the work, determining the critical path, and leveling the project schedule.
  • Experience monitoring program execution to identify obstacles and deviations from plan and takes corrective action as needed.
  • Experience conducting continuous risk assessment and management including developing measures to reduce risk in program execution.
  • Experience developing metrics and reports for tracking program execution.
  • Experience with contract management, budgeting, and resource allocation, including management of subcontractor personnel.
  • Proficient in development of plans, assigning tasks, monitoring performance, communicating progress, resolving conflicts, and escalating issues.
  • Experience with all aspects of configuration management planning including configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting, configuration audits, configuration documentation.

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