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Program Senior Director

Company: General Dynamics Information Technology
Location: Columbus
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

**Type of Requisition:** Regular

**Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:** None

**Public Trust/Other Required:** None

**Job Family:** Program Management

GDIT is seeking a Program Senior Director (PD) to lead a large program team supporting a mission-critical system modernization initiative in a highly complex information technology environment. The PD is responsible for the overall performance of this large federal government contract. The PD will serve as the single point-of-contact with the customer program office for management of technical matters and contract-level issues. The PD will be responsible for managing cost, schedule, quality, and risk to ensure the contractual requirements are met; provide financial reports, collect and analyze project metrics; prepare and participate in informal and formal reviews. We are looking for a team-oriented leader who has the interpersonal communication skills necessary to inspire, lead, direct and manage a large IT program; has a technology background and acumen; and can effectively engage with senior client executives.

U.S. Citizenship is required and the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance

**Primary Responsibilities**

+ Manages a team that is involved in the design and development of enterprise-wide IT systems and applications portal

+ Responsible for all financial, technical, administrative, contractual, and personnel aspects of the contract

+ Responsible for day-to-day management as well as long-term strategic development

+ Direct program activities to meet client and organization work objectives and serve as a liaison with the client stakeholders to coordinate activities, negotiate tasks, and solve problems.

+ Reports to the customer and GDIT management on the status of all financial, technical, administrative, contractual, and personnel aspects of the contract

+ Expertly manage cross-functional teams responsible for delivering high-quality program capabilities on time and within budget, including Subcontractors and vendors

+ Ensure that all work on this contract complies with the contract terms and conditions

+ Identifies, assesses, and resolves complex business problems/issue/risks

+ Ensure innovation and optimization are ongoing processes

+ Coordinate with GDIT resources needed for effective program management, including HR support, Talent Acquisition, contracts administration, security, and finance support.

+ Leads planning for Contractor resources, scheduling, milestones, and deliverables

+ Serves as main point of contact for the client Leadership and contract management officers

+ Responsible for profitability and revenue growth of assigned programs.

+ Lead, manage, coach, and mentor employees, manage professional development, hiring, and issue resolution for the program.

+ Engages employees and customers on a routine basis to fully understand customer requirements and employee capabilities

+ Delivers reports and technical reviews to senior management as requested.

+ Supportsthe full lifecycle of growth activities.

**Required Skills / Experience**

+ At least 10 years of experience managing complex Federal IT programs, supervising, and leading teams and projects.

+ Experience as an IT systems integrator that can work with multiple internal and external stakeholders to implement IT systems.

+ Experience organizing, directing, and managing contract operation support functions

+ Experience in managing multiple DevSecOps teams across hybrid technologies including Java, .NET, AWS, and Azure

+ Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

+ Experience in cloud migration strategiesand execution

+ Experience collaborating and coordinating across project teams and components facilitating information sharing, reuse, and productivity improvements.

+ Ability to collaborate with technical staff and customers in forming strategies to improve performance, reliability, and security

+ Experience in digital transformation initiatives of the organization and in creating IT roadmaps and execution strategies

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills

+ Experience in effectively communicating with senior level executives within a customer organization

+ Experience mentoring staff to maintain high levels of performance and positive morale

+ Experience with Cloud migration strategies- Azure preferred.

+ Broad and high-level technical skills including Enterprise strategy, design, transition, operations, cloud services, continuous improvement,

+ Ability to manage and lead a large (100+) team, including driving high performance and ensuring highly motivated and cohesive teams.

**EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE**

+ Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

+ Master's or Bachelor's Degree - technical or managerial discipline preferred

+ 10+ years of federal IT experience

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ PMI's Program Management certification (PgMP)

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.

Keywords: General Dynamics Information Technology, Columbus , Program Senior Director, Executive , Columbus, Georgia

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