Program Manager 1 - 33884 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/21/2020

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    Arlington, VA
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Job Description


Responsible for the performance of technical projects or a definable portion of a larger technical program in accordance with contract requirements and company policies, procedures and guidelines. Directs and supervises all support resources for the performance of project assignments and activities. Manages the technical direction of a project through the design, implementation, and testing in accordance with project objectives. Responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects. Takes projects from original concept through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, computer services, and client services. Assists customer in defining project scope and objectives. Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis. Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. Manages the integration of tasks and tracks and reviews deliverables. Provides technical and analytical guidance to project team. Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems.  Manages one or more projects.  Participates in driving initiatives for achieving established objectives. Responsible for the preparation of and accountability for all contract deliverables. Responsible for assisting in the technical leadership and direction to a multidisciplinary staff. Develop and operate a variety of technical systems related to the specific job function. Specify systems requirements and insure that completed systems meet requirements. Support data acquisition process control. Prepares and approves Standard Operating Procedures, Protocols and other technical documentation. 

Under direction of the Alion task/contract manager and/or customer, manages multiple projects with full execution responsibility, anticipating and meeting customer needs; directs the tactical activities of the projects including, but not limited to, engineering, finance and operations. 

Represents the project as prime internal and external contact.  Conducts briefings and technical meetings for senior customer management.  Interacts with peer managers concerning matters of significance.

Exerts influence in developing overall project objectives to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.  

Ensures adherence to Alion administrative policies and procedures, human resource policies and practices as applicable, and contracts administration procedures that support the programs of Alion, and ensures that the contract is administered to protect Alion's interest and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

The following experience attributes are highly preferred:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science or Systems Engineering and 8 plus years’ experience in project/program development.  Under special circumstances we will substitute 15 years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Strong background and experience managing IT projects with specific emphasis in Application development.
  • Strong familiarity and/or demonstrated ability to execute both Waterfall and Agile software development processes with an emphasis on Agile and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).  Experience helping organizations to transition to Agile concepts is highly desired.
  • Experience working with Jira/Confluence and ServiceNow.
  • Ability to work and provide leadership in a matrix organization environment where software developers, technical analysts and other team members are provided as resources from a different part of the organization.
  • Comfortable with the entire software and system development lifecycle, to include operations and sustainment of legacy systems, modernization of legacy systems into modern languages and technology platforms, and new development of IT infrastructure and mission systems/applications.
  • Familiarity with cloud concepts, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), cloud architectures, and migration of systems and applications to the cloud.  Experience with Amazon Web Service (AWS) is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of data architectures and concepts related to data warehousing and management is preferred.
  • Ability to be effective on site with a customer program team.
  • Familiar with concepts related to Portfolio Management (PfM), Governance and Investment Control.
  • Knowledge and experience with Business system programs, to include IT, financial, ERP and other data-driven systems. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • An active DOD Secret security clearance is required.

Security Clearance: Secret

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