IT Program Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/4/2023 11:01 AM)
Job ID
Clearance Required

Position Description

XLA is looking for a Program Manager to be a senior level resource responsible for the IT and Information Security portfolio. This requires oversight of existing IT/Information Security contracts, identification of expansion opportunities, and new business to grow portfolio.  This individual will be responsible for oversight of two Federal programs engaged in various IT requirements, and the implementation and adherence to information assurance and cybersecurity guidelines, regulations and mandates. The successful candidate will engage in project management serving as a liaison for the business with customers and clients, overall program development, risk management, budgeting and reporting, recruiting & staffing, and partnering with senior leadership on a regular basis. Practical experience should include, but not limited to:

  • Experience managing IT projects and overseeing group of technical SMEs and other technical resources providing Cyber Security services, IT Operations, and Network Infrastructure support services
  • Understanding of standards and regulations such as NIST Special Publications, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and demonstrated experience in an IT Infrastructure O&M environment
  • Acting as the day-to-day point of contact for client interaction and management; contract performance and health, customer satisfaction, and participating in meetings with customer
  • Understanding of project and program financial, and experience with Profit and Loss (P&L) for assigned contract
  • Collaborating with senior management, subcontractors, technology partners, and government customers to lay out program strategy efforts to support delivery and growth
  • Identification of resource requirements, and proper communication of those requirements in a timely manner to ensure projects are properly staffed
  • Managing and coordinating with project team(s) and providing leadership & mentoring to ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables and overall effective project execution
  • Program & Project Management, Operations, Budgets, Scheduling & Cost Assessment
  • Business Risk Management, Organizational Change Management & Negotiation
  • Develop and provide weekly program and staffing reports to the Operations team
  • Other special projects and/or duties as assigned by the agency and/or the corporate office
  • Experience with developing comprehensive federal proposal responses, including staffing models or plans, management, past performance, and resumes for multiple types of IT support and professional services opportunities


10 years of experience in information systems and/or project management. Duties may include providing expert services and leadership in specialized technical areas, generally providing technical expertise in state-of-the-art technology. 

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or other related analytical, scientific or technical discipline
  • Understanding of Cloud platform and DevOps is desired
  • This position requires an extremely perceptive person, who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must have the ability to provide clear direction quickly and on-demand, to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple projects, and daily planned and unplanned operational activities
  • Ability to travel by car to various XLA work locations and for special projects as assigned
  • Hands-on experience with MS Project and all other standard MS Office Software and Google Suite
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Exceptional people’s leader who can motivate and drive teams and initiatives


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