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Senior Program Manager

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Job ID: 2310662
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 17, 2023
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Senior Program Manager (PM) to support a fast-paced, dynamic customer environment with broad impact to the customer’s mission, located in San Diego, CA. This position will support the customer group and is responsible for providing a broad array of support to executive leadership. The ideal candidate must have strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and anticipate requirements, while providing creative solutions to the team. 

Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Project Management

  • Builds and maintains working relationships with customers, team members, vendors, and other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the staffing, management, quality, and performance on the contract.
  • Develop major concepts, initiatives, processes, procedures, PM tools and programs.
  • Assess and enhance programs: Requirements Definition, Strategic Planning, and Stakeholder Analysis. 
  • Generate Project Charter, Project Management Plan, and After-Action Reports.
  • Prepare and facilitate informal workshops briefing and applying project Customer Project Processes, Procedures, and Program Management best practices for Government audiences.
  • Drive the organization towards meeting customer requirements and strategic initiatives.
  • Align team to program/customer vision and expectations.
  • Ensure contract deliverables are submitted on a timeline basis.
  • Responsible for all corporate financial and technical reviews of program performance.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, training, and resources to the contract leads, program team leads and individuals’ performers on their team.

Process Improvement

  • Guide and define business improvement and organizational process to drive critical functional areas to success.
  • Develop and present needs assessments, briefings, position papers, and reports.
  • Utilize business process tools and specialized expertise to streamline initiatives and integrate disparate rules, policy, and technologies.
  • Leverage leadership team and problem-solving methodologies to foster solutions alleviating strategic roadblocks and create innovative solutions for ambiguous problem-sets.
  • Facilitate meetings, informal workshops and brown-bag-type sessions related to customer initiatives, methodologies, and programs for audiences up to the executive level.


 Required Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years related experience; OR a Master’s degree and eight (8) years related experience.
  • 5 years of experience as a personnel manager, Deputy PM, Technical Lead or Project Manager on contracts of a team of similar size, scope, and complexity.
  • PMP Certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication – Oral and Written. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications and programs (Visio, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, Outlook, Excel).
  • Comprehensive and thorough knowledge of: Best Practices Studies, Business Case Analysis, Creative Problem Solving, Decision Briefing, Project Management Processes, Project Activity Implementation, and Risk Management, Strategic Planning.
  • Experience in managing contracts with a total contract value of $100M or greater and/or $25M per year or greater.

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification.
  • Certification as Agile Scrum Master.
  • Financial management and Financial Planning.
  • Operational or analytic production experience.
  • Knowledge of: Change management, Facilitation, Organizational Assessment, Process Modeling, Business Planning, Business Process Reengineering, Consensus Building, Organizational Restructure, Design, and Implementation, Project Management Processes, Data Modeling, and Benchmarking/metrics.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up to support customer’s needs, clearly communicate (orally and written) ideas, take initiative to provide creative solutions to challenges and/or systemic problems.

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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