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Big Data AI Deputy Program Manager

Job ID: 2314092
Location: REMOTE WORK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 13, 2023
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is a leading global technology integration company specializing in cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence solutions. We are committed to delivering innovative AI solutions that transform industries and empower businesses. As we embark on a large AI contract, we are seeking a talented and experienced Deputy Program Manager (DPM) to assist the PM to lead and manage this critical endeavor.

 Position Overview:

The Deputy Program Manager (DPM) will play a critical role in overseeing and managing a large Artificial Intelligence and data integration contract. This position will require exceptional leadership, project management, and technical expertise to ensure the successful execution of the program. The DPM will be responsible for leading program teams in a variety of settings. You are an assistant to the program manager and, therefore, will lead and direct the technical and administrative project team. Similarly, the DBP will execute and monitor project activities. The DPM will support PM with customer interface, support cross-competency teams, and provide direction, administration, and quality assurance throughout the project's lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support PM to manage and administrator the AI contract program.
  • Support efforts of cross-competency teams, including contractors at multiple locations.
  • Provide regular briefings to company leadership on program status, milestones, and challenges.
  • Implement procedures to oversee contractor personnel project operations.
  • Support execution of contractual, technical, multi-disciplinary engineering, programming, maintenance, and administrative support efforts.
  • Assess progress to ensure project objectives are met.
  • Analyze the acquisition and allocation of project resources.
  • Implement financial and administrative aspects of the project to ensure it remains on budget and schedule.
  • Foster a collaborative and productive work environment among project teams.


Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a minimum of an active Top Secret (TS) security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility.
  • At least 3 years of Project Management experience managing complex projects in an IT engineering or big data environment similar.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field with eighteen years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working in Big Data and/or Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs.
  • Possess a minimum of five years of experience in a military or other Government environment performing in a related subject area (e.g., project management, engineering, or computer science).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Possess a Master of Business and Management (MBM), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), or a master’s degree in a related technical discipline (e.g., Engineering, Computer Science, or Electronics).
  • Proven experience managing large-scale technology projects, preferably in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Strong technical background and understanding of AI technologies and integration.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Experience in the technology or defense industry is advantageous.
  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of experience managing projects utilizing   nontraditional program management methodologies (e.g., Agile) in a big data environment.

Possess an active certification in one of the following:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional, PMI  Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification, or equivalent program or project management certification.
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC P/PM) Level 3.
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Program Management certification.

Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. 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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