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Systems Engineer Sr Manager

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Job ID: 2113347
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Senior Program Manager to lead a cross-agency and Intelligence Community leading IT Contract that is dynamic in IT integration and architecture development, cyber security, cloud services, data analytics and IT performance measures, and software licensing and services as well as developing and advancing IT policy & strategies.  The Senior Program Manager’s role also includes leading a Program Management Office for a large multi-stakeholder IDIQ, coordinating with government components, industry partners, and contract stakeholders.

Duties consists of but are not limited to:

  • Directing, managing, and administering all tasks with contract team and communicating with the COTR.

  • Supporting the government sponsor in the evaluation and translation of requirements into tasks.

  • Providing technical / management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments.

  • Ensuring the timely collection, assessment, and reporting of financial and programmatic information for a series of multifaceted program reporting requirements. 

  • Staying apprised of the dynamic mission set and the developing requirements, and assigning contractor personnel to newly developing activities to meet mission deadlines.

  • Providing goals and plans that meet project objectives.

  • Directing and controlling activities to ensure technical requirements are promptly met and are reflective of high quality.

  • Coordinating on a regular basis with government component stakeholders on contract requirements, major deliverables, and team performance.   

  • Informing government leadership of issues and challenges in a timeline manner.

  • Staffing contract personnel for PMO and direct component support as well as implementing & managing on-boarding activities, which includes but not limited to interviewing candidates and coordinating with the COTR and Security for approval and submission in the security crossover process, respectively.

  • Ensuring the required level of expertise and competency of contract personnel are maintained in all assignments and keep current with rapidly evolving technologies.

  • Engaging and briefing SAIC Corporate leadership on the program status, major deliverables, risks, management overview, available funding, staffing levels, and contracts/teaming agreements.

  • Providing [direct] leadership and management to SAIC corporate personnel and providing administrative guidance on a regular basis.



Required Skillsets/Capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT related field
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant Program Management experience.
  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance
  • Proficient in developing, maintaining, and regularly improving project management practices that are based upon industry best practices (e.g. PMBOK), and ODNI and IC standards.
  • Possesses demonstrative experience with client negotiations and briefing senior government leadership.
  • Applies traditional and advanced systems engineering concepts.
  • Holds domain and IT technical knowledge, to support a CIO or CIO-like office.
  • Communicates governance and standards to stakeholders and advises on how to comply.
  • Coordinates and participates in Performance Management Reviews (PMRs).
  • Adept in monitoring and reporting on project portfolio costs, performance, schedule, risks, issues, best-outcomes, and other pertinent information.  
  • Manages subcontractor relationships effectively.
  • Competent in identifying and scheduling required skillsets and capabilities to assigned tasks, to ensure an on-time delivery and final completion.  
  • Holds experience with managing contracts of various skill level personnel, ranging from a size of 40 - 100 full-time equivalent (FTE).




COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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