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AGILE PROJECT MANAGER WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE

Company: Leidos
Location: Newport News
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

R-00132422 Description Leidos, a global technology leader, is seeking an Agile Project Manager for our UniCORN program, supporting the United States Air Force in geographically distributed intelligence operations. UniCORN, developed by Leidos, revolutionizes ISR operations by enabling quick and effective planning, collection, analysis, and production of intelligence. This highly intuitive workflow orchestration system optimizes ISR problem sets, providing enterprise and site-level intelligence production management services for global ISR operations. As an Agile Project Manager, you'll lead projects using innovative methodologies like Scrum, ensuring efficient project delivery while fostering collaboration and adaptability within the UniCORN framework. Join Leidos in our mission to make the world safer and more efficient through technology and innovation. Be part of a team that values Integrity, Inclusion, Innovation, Agility, Collaboration, and Commitment. If you're ready to drive impactful projects and be part of a dynamic team shaping the future of ISR operations, apply now to join Leidos as an Agile Project Manager for the UniCORN program! Primary Responsibilities * Lead Agile Practices: Drive the adoption and implementation of agile methodologies across projects, ensuring teams understand and adhere to agile principles and practices.
* Project Planning and Execution: Develop project plans, set goals, and manage project timelines, scope, and resources using agile frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban.
* Stakeholder Communication: Facilitate communication between stakeholders, including customers, team members, and management, ensuring transparency and alignment on project goals and progress.
* Scrum Master Role: Act as a Scrum Master for one or more agile teams, facilitating agile ceremonies such as daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.
* Team Empowerment: Foster a culture of self-organization and empowerment within agile teams, encouraging collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
* Risk Management: Identify and mitigate project risks, impediments, and dependencies, proactively addressing challenges to ensure project success.
* Quality Assurance: Ensure that agile teams adhere to quality standards and practices, promoting the delivery of high-quality products or services through continuous testing and feedback loops.
* Metrics and Reporting: Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure project progress and team performance, providing regular status updates and reports to stakeholders, as defined by the program.
* Continuous Improvement: Facilitate retrospectives and lessons learned sessions to drive continuous improvement within agile teams and across projects, implementing changes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
* Collaboration and Leadership: Foster a collaborative and supportive environment, serving as a servant leader to the agile team(s) and promoting cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing.
* Agile Coaching and Mentoring: Provide guidance, coaching, and mentorship to team members and stakeholders on agile principles, practices, and techniques, helping them grow and develop their agile skills and mindset.
* Tool and Process Adoption: Evaluate and recommend agile tools and processes to streamline project management and improve team productivity, staying informed about industry best practices and emerging trends in agile methodologies. Basic Qualifications * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or a related field with 4-8 years of prior relevant experience in project management, focusing on agile methodologies... or a Master's degree in a relevant field with 2-6 years of prior relevant experience in project management, focusing on agile methodologies.
* Alternatively, candidates may substitute a Bachelor's degree with an additional 4 years of relevant experience, alongside 4-8 years of prior experience in project management with a focus on agile methodologies.
* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
* SECRET required to start with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
* Proven experience leading agile projects, utilizing frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, or Lean Agile.
* Demonstrated ability to implement and refine agile processes and best practices within project teams.
* Strong project management skills, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and resource management.
* Experience in managing complex projects with cross-functional teams and tight deadlines.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
* Strong leadership capabilities, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams towards achieving project objectives
* Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, analyze root causes, and implement effective solutions
* Sound decision-making abilities, with a focus on balancing risks and opportunities to drive project success.
* Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements in a fast-paced environment.
* Flexibility to adjust project plans and strategies based on evolving business needs and feedback.
* Understanding of software development processes and technologies, with the ability to engage with technical teams to facilitate project delivery.
* Demonstrated ability to foster collaboration and teamwork within project teams, promoting a culture of trust, transparency, and accountability. Preferred Qualifications * Strong understanding and knowledge of the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) enterprise architecture, processes, and technologies.
* Prior experience working with DCGS or similar intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems is highly preferred.
* Knowledge of the structure, mission, and operations of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (480th ISR).
* Previous experience supporting ACC or 480th ISR missions or projects is advantageous.
* Prior experience working within or supporting the United States Air Force (USAF) or other military branches is preferred.
* Familiarity with USAF operational procedures, protocols, and requirements is beneficial.
* Possession of an active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance is highly preferred.
* Candidates with existing TS/SCI clearance will be given priority consideration.
* Experience managing agile projects within government contracts, particularly in the defense or intelligence sectors, is desirable.
* Understanding of government contracting processes, regulations, and compliance requirements is advantageous.
* Demonstrated leadership experience in guiding cross-functional teams and fostering collaboration in complex project environments.
* Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including military personnel, government officials, and contractors.
* Proven ability to navigate security-critical environments and make sound decisions under pressure.
* Experience identifying and mitigating security risks and ensuring compliance with relevant security protocols and procedures.
* Willingness to continuously learn and adapt to evolving technologies, methodologies, and operational requirements within the defense and intelligence domains.
* Ability to stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to ISR systems and agile project management. Original Posting Date: 2024-05-28
While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above. Pay Range: Pay Range $61,750.00 - $111,625.00 The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only -and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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