Program Mgr II

BAE Systems

Herndon, VA

Job Description
BAE Systems, a top-ten prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, enables the U.S. government to transform data into intelligence and provides engineering, integration and sustainment support for critical military platforms and systems. Intelligence & Security provides services and products to the Department of Defense, the government, federal law enforcement officials, and troops deployed around the world.

At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in defense technologies and national security services. We offer flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. Be a part of a company that is part of the community; driven to improve our future and protect our freedom.

We are looking for an experienced IT Project Manager to join our technology-based program supporting a key functional program area providing full lifecycle engineering support for systems monitoring and applications management services that provide systems alerts, including monitoring for enterprise system performance and availability and providing guidance and engineering for upgrades, systems modifications, and updates.  The functional area also provides operational support for applications deployed across the sponsor's enterprise, including release management configuration management and data analysis.

Required Skills and Education
The IT Program Manager will support the team in the following activities (including but not limited to):
  • Direct activities to meet the sponsor’s organizational work objectives and serve as a liaison to coordinate activities, negotiate tasks, and solve problems
  • Engage project stakeholders to collect/manage their requirements and expectations
  • Work with developers and engineers to turn customer requirements into system requirements to be developed, tested and implemented
  • Apply Agile project management model for managing assigned projects; successfully manage sprints
  • Create and maintain project management documentation
  • Maintain individual project schedules and schedule forecasts
  • Properly manage priorities and time to meet project milestones and due dates
  • Identify risks and issues and track/manage them until they are resolved
  • Document project progress including implementation, time lines, issues, risks, quality and success measures
  • Provide regular status reporting (including project status briefings) to the sponsor, stakeholders and project team on progress toward objectives
  • Respond to ad-hoc data calls and tasks from Senior Leadership
Required Education, Experience, & Skills:
  • A minimum of eighteen (18) years of relevant experience without a degree is required; OR sixteen (16) years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; OR fourteen (14) years of relevant experience with a Master’s Degree.
  • Knowledge/experience in managing projects through entire development system life-cycle
  • Familiarity with Scrum, Lean, Agile and DevOps models
  • Understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies
  • Ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal methods
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Able to adapt to a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to identify issues and implement corrective actions
Location: Chantilly, VA
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Preferred Skills and Education
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Experience working with the government
  • Familiarity with the customer’s Project Management Framework

Typical Education and Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience