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Systems Engineer Sr Manager

Job ID: 2113347
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 8, 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
Potential for Remote Work: No
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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 will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, 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. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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