SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company Agile Software Program Manager/Task Lead in Washington, District Of Columbia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

No Active Clearance Required

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required

Suitability:

Agency Specific

Job Family:

Engineering & Sciences

Job Description:

CSRA has an opportunity for a dynamic and collaborative leader to join our team supporting a Federal customer in developing new, and maintaining existing, software systems in an agile environment. The position is located in Washington, DC. CSRA provides full software development lifecycle expertise for a variety of applications supporting a complex case management process that supports many thousands of users in a highly-visible public-facing set of applications. Our services include program and project management, business requirements analysis, solutions architecture, software engineering, COTS/GOTS support and the development of new solutions as needed. As part of the program, CSRA supports the agency as it transitions all application development to Agile and Development/Operations (DevOps) methodologies leading to the implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

This role is for the overall Task Lead of a 120 person program. The successful candidate will be an experience Project/Program Manager with a long track record of successful custom software delivery. The PM/Task Lead is responsible for supervising all personnel, managing senior-level customer relationships, and overseeing delivery driving process and quality improvement. The successful candidate will be a change agent, not content with the status quo. Additionally, the PM/Task Lead must be an expert in SAFe Agile delivery and able to implement best practices from past experiences. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are absolutely essential in this role. The role requires the ability to successfully juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment with multiple concurrent work streams. The successful candidate will thrive on the challenge and help the teams achieve a high degree of software development maturity. Join our team!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of a 120 person software delivery project

  • Manage senior-level customer relationships

  • Oversee the performance of all teams and drive for quality and process improvements

  • Work with the customer to set strategic direction, build an execution plan and execute against that plan

  • Manage project risks and issues. Drive resolution of most risks and issues

  • Resolve conflicts as they arise

  • Recommend process improvements

  • Supervise staff, including hiring, termination, performance management, issues resolution, etc.

  • Oversee deliverables and overall project schedule

  • Gather metrics and reports status to Management

  • Drive enterprise program management improvement and standardization activities

  • Work with the architecture team to drive technical innovation

  • Lead communication with customers, staff, contractors, and management

Required Skills:

  • Deep understanding of Agile processes and SAFe with at least four years of experience managing in an Agile (ideally SAFe environment). Prior experience as a scrum master is a big plus.

  • Extensive understanding of modern software development architecture (n-tier, SOA, DevOps, etc.) Prior experience as a developer and/or business analyst is a plus

  • Experience using Agile Tools such as JIRA, Rally, or VersionOne

  • Experience supervising a large team (at least 50 personnel) in an agile environment

  • Demonstrated leadership in process improvement and innovation

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Qualifications:

  • Required Education: Bachelors Required; Masters Preferred

  • Years of Experience: At least 15 years of experience as Program or Project Manager in software development with at least four years direct experience in an Agile (ideally SAFe) environment

  • Required Certifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Desired Certifications:

Certified Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner (SP), or equivalent certification

# of Openings:

1

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

T elecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA DC Washington - 1 Columbus Cir NE, Ste 34 (DCC004)

Additional Work Locations:

CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

THINK NEXT. NOW.

CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.