Product Manager - TS/SCI with Polygraph - Fort Meade, MD
USA-MD: MARYLAND-FORT MEADE
Remote Work Authorized
TS/SCI with Polygraph
Apr 26, 2013, 2:13:49 PM
CSC's Intelligence Business Unit is seeking an experienced and motivated Product Manager for the Rapid Response Development Team (RRDT) on a key program. RRDTs exist to develop and provide agile, mission-driven capabilities specific to a particular need in a short period of time (< 3 months). The Product Manager will be in a critical role in that the candidate will act as a subject matter expert for the team on all technical and non-technical matters related to the product. The successful candidate shall work closely with the technical lead, RRDT and stakeholders to capture and relay requirements associated to the engineering of the product. As part of the development process, the product manager will engage with engineers to set delivery timeframes, manage risks and communicate broadly to the working team. In addition, the product manager will provide the overall vision for the presentation of the application and will work closely with the User Experience engineer to create wireframes and mockups of the web application as part of the initial discovery and requirements phase. This position requires a TS/SCI with polygraph.
Technical skills required for this position include:
4 or more years of experience within the government, preferably within the Intelligence Community (IC) or Department of Defense.
Excellent problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
Knowledge of, and experience with, analytical tools, databases and tradecraft. The candidate must be able to translate a user's problem into either a quick solution or a feasible workaround
Ability to collaborate and communicate with technical and non-technical personnel. Candidate must be able to communicate complex ideas in a simple manner in order to handle the lowest common denominator user. In addition, the candidate must be comfortable talking to the junior analyst all the way up to senior officers
Ability to multi-task: The candidate must be able to deal with user adoption and outreach, politics with the integrators, pursue new groups and components for either enterprise or off-enterprise work, and help with our off-enterprise deployments in the building such as upgrading, ontology work, admin, integration, etc.
Essential Job Functions
Creates and implements project definitions, schedules, budgets, and objectives for medium to large sized projects of moderate complexity. Prepares statements of work for project engagements and monitors performance to ensure that project commitments meet contractual specifications. Determines need for and impact of changes in scope of project and makes recommendation based on determinations. Gains concurrence, approval, and consensus from stakeholders regarding the various project aspects, adjusts accordingly.
Identifies appropriate resources and staffs projects. Organizes project team members to ensure communication and understanding of deadlines, assignments and objectives. Acts as the point of contact with client project management.
Manages costs, schedules and quality by overseeing project deliverables. Ensures schedule and budget are met. Identifies need for changes and revises within established guidelines/policies as appropriate.
Performs ongoing review of project status; identifies project risks. Develops, recommends and implements risk mitigation solutions as approved and as appropriate.
Interfaces with team members and stakeholders to anticipate and manage changes to projects such as but not limited to, technical requirements, business requirements and schedule. Determines when additional resources are needed and implements same.
Manages mid-level management clients, company management and project team expectations for agreed upon project performance by obtaining and providing project metrics. Recommends and implements changes or alternate paths based upon performance and metrics.
Develops and makes presentations that could lead to expanded business opportunities. Participates in proposal efforts and sales calls to enhance opportunities for future business deals with client.
Oversees assigned personnel for projects. Assigns work and provides direction with regard to timeliness and completion of project objectives. Addresses performance issues within prescribed guidelines. Provides performance input upon completion of project.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelor's degree in business administration, information technology, engineering or related field preferred
Six or more years of project management experience
Experience working with project management methodology such as Catalyst including budget development, project planning, control and assurance methodologies, project management software and finance and accounting concepts and practices
Experience working with productivity and methodology tools that increase project efficiency and effectiveness
Experience working with administrative processes
Experience working with client vision, business objectives, and critical success factors
Experience working with delivery assurance principles and appropriate procedures relevant to area
Experience working with techniques and approaches related to the architecture, development, integration, and deployment of project phases
Good personal computer and business solutions software skills
Strong communication skills
Good organizational skills
Good creative, analytical and problem solving skills
Good interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with team members, clients and company management
Good human relations and leadership skills to train, guide, motivate and mentor the work of project personnel
Basic negotiation skills to participate in new business development opportunities
Skilled in estimating and common project management desktop tools
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and switch between tasks quickly
Ability to manage medium sized projects
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to deal with ambiguity and change
Ability to create and maintain formal and informal networks
Willingness to travel
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