Program Manager

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2023-4220
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Program Manager  to join our rapidly growing team. Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients.  This is your chance to work with a wide range of technologies for a company that cares about its employees- Valiant has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row!   If you’ve got that ‘can-do’ attitude and possess the skills below, we’d love to talk to you about this exciting opportunity.

As a Program Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of contractor personnel and Task Order performance including technical delivery and P&L. You will be responsible for the hands-on technical management of Valiant Cybersecurity and other Information Technology Federal engagements, supporting the evolution of the Government customer's IT  posture. You will take an active role in Valiant’s Knowledge Centers and grow professional expertise in emerging Cybersecurity tools and techniques. You will lead your team to ensure the accomplishments of the program are documented and known for more broad company efforts through white-papers, briefing materials, and proposals. As Program Manager, you should be able to execute with limited direction, anticipate customer needs and pro-actively supports those needs, and be responsible for all project deliverables. The candidate will have had prior experience working with a wide variety of technologies, be well versed in the current state of Information Security, and be able to interpret the requirements of relevant governing bodies (NIST, OMB, GAO, etc). The candidate will be required to interface with federal employees and contractors to perform the required activities. The ideal candidate will have prior experience performing similar work for a federal client, including strategic planning, solution development, and FISMA assessments. 

This position is based in Washington DC and allows for partial remote work (up to 2 days per week onsite). Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees and we strictly adhere to the details found below in our Remote Work Policy. 

 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering, or related degree or three to five additional years of relevant experience.
  • PMP 
  • 10+ years of IT Program Management experience
  • 5+ years of software engineering or related experience with 1+ year(s) of experience in large-scale systems in software design and/or development. Demonstrated ability in managing projects similar in scope and complexity to the project requirement. 
  • Requires competence and experience in human resource management, problem-solving, and quality assurance techniques. Also requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of Governance, Risk, and Compliance 
  • Experience working with a wide variety of technologies, be well versed in the current state of Information Security, and be able to interpret requirements of relevant governing bodies (NIST, FISMA, OMB, GAO, etc). 
  • Experience managing personnel in multiple locations across the United States
  • Experience interfacing with senior levels of customer organizations
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing projects with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work towards a strict deadline
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work towards strict deadlines
  • Domain expertise and implantation experience providing best practices and recommendations to support the resolution of project challenges, both business and technical
  • Ability to lead in an Agile framework (conduct backlog grooming with the client; create tasks and clearly document the “Definition of Done”, assign in daily scrum, conduct retrospectives).
  • Proven experience leading and executing executive presentations, demonstrations, and reporting
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

 

Preferred Experience:

  • CISSP or other relevant cybersecurity certification

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the hands-on technical management of Valiant Cybersecurity Federal engagements, support the evolution of the Government customer's Cybersecurity posture, take an active role in Valiant’s Knowledge Centers, and grow professional expertise in emerging Cybersecurity tools and techniques.
  • Ensure projects and enhancements meet all requirements to ensure the projects are completed within schedule, cost, and performance
  • Monitor each project by providing timely project assessment, per the Contract Service
  • Participate in routine and periodic status meetings with key customer personnel, at times on short notice, to convey the current status and risks are presented
  • Provide Project management support following industry standards, frameworks, and methodologies to perform a variety of project management functions such as; project management plans, work breakdown structure/schedules, risk mitigation plans, and project timelines.
  • Ensure Service Level Agreements (SLAs), of projects progress, risks, issues, and proposed resolutions
  • Perform operations management and project management for a variety of information technology deliverables and task orders.
  • Strategic planning and solution development, both technical and business
  • Ensure project-defined deliverables are provided on time, and have been quality reviewed (e.g. SOPs, Configuration Guides, Training Documentation, Project Schedules)
  • Establish project schedules and plans with Government Stakeholders
  • Track and provide performance management evaluations against Project Plans 
  • Ensure delivery on Program and Project deliverables (e.g. Weekly Team and Project Status Reporting, Bi-Weekly Program Reporting, Timesheet Review, Performance Management Metric Analysis)
  • Provide presentations and develop demonstrations for reporting in support of the program
  • Provide technical support for all team task areas (e.g. systems engineering and integration, service design and delivery)
  • Facilitate requirements and data gathering
  • Develop and Refine Performance Management Metrics in accordance with Program Goals and Deliverable requirements sessions

 

About Valiant Solutions

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with public clients nationwide. We are a HUBZone small business and we encourage all candidates who live in a HUBZone to apply. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skill set. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.

 

Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to)

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for Full-time Employees

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for Full-time Employees

100% Paid Certifications

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Wellness & Fitness Program

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses

 

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is a general guideline and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. It has been benchmarked in relation to the scope of the role, market rate, and internal equity. The salary for this role is expected to be in the $140,000 - $170,000 range. Where a candidate falls within the band can be determined based on one or more of the following: skillset, experience level, achievements, education, geographic location, security clearance, involvement in corporate tasks, and other non-discriminatory factors. In addition to the base salary, this role will include benefits as described above.  Valiant reserves the right to adjust the salary range, experience requirements, and position responsibilities at any time without prior notice

 

Remote Work Policy 

Remote work necessitates a high-level of trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention and availability to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during core business hours that align with those of their coworkers and Valiant's clients. Additionally, in alignment with the Office of the Inspector General’s effort to eliminate conflicting employment, all Valiant employees are required to disclose any current or future outside employment engagements. During onboarding and throughout employment, employees must disclose any current activities or intent to engage in outside employment or other professional activities and obtain written approval.  Employees may not solicit or conduct any outside business during core business hours for Valiant Solutions and our clients.

 

Vaccination Mandate

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location, or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination on or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.

 

Physical Demands

Sitting or standing at a desk for prolonged periods of time and consistent operation of a computer. Frequent communication and exchanging of accurate information via electronic communication, phones, and in person. Occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as, personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.

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