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CACI International Program Manager in Chantilly, Virginia

Program Manager

Job Category: Project and Program Management

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: NACI

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

What You’ll Get to Do

Are you tired of working to patch legacy applications and ready to put your knowledge, skills and experience to work managing a true modern application that is new development, cloud native, working in a SecDevOps environment including real Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, Test Automation, in a consistent Agile SAFe Software Development Framework?

CACI is currently looking for a Program Manager with Agile SAFe methodology experience to join our CWaM (Contract Writing and Management) Team supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition community!

Join this passionate team of industry-leading individuals supporting the best practices in Agile SAFe Software Development for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). As a member of the CWaM Team, you will be supporting the DoD warfighter by enabling the contracting community to perform their contracting actions more efficiently and accurately, including operational, logistics, contingency, weapons system, and research and development contracting world-wide. The DoD warfighter relies heavily on contracts to receive the supplies and equipment they need to do their jobs and keep America safe, making it imperative to provide the DoD with a contract writing and management system that ensures those contracts are awarded and executed properly.

The CWaM program thrives in a culture of innovation and is seeking individuals who can bring creative ideas to solve complex problems, both technical and procedural at the team and portfolio levels. The ability to be adaptable and to work constructively with a technically diverse and geographically separated team is crucial.

In addition to the PM role, you will also act in the Release Train Engineer role.

As the Release Train Engineer for the CWaM program, you will be working closely with government product owners, business analysts, scrum masters, and the Agile team to ensure that stakeholders needs are properly prioritized and executed, and the development processes are efficient and effective. You will be a key member of the leadership team, doing work that matters for some of the U.S. Government’s most critical missions, and utilizing the latest technologies in Cloud Computing, Low Code technologies, and SecDevOps. You will be the manager of the scrum masters. You should have worked with Agile SAFe software development practices and delivering deployable software in short sprints.

More About the Role

  • Oversee, manage, and coordinate all aspects of Program Management for the CWaM program

  • Provide full life cycle Program Management for Agile Development and Implementation program

  • Develop procedural governance, budgetary control and profitability

  • Establish and maintain technical and financial reports to show progress of projects to management and customers

  • Work with Team Leads to develop short-term and long-term strategy for the overall success of the program

  • Devise and implement strategic program initiatives

  • Organize, direct, and manages task order operation support functions, involving multiple complex and inter-related project tasks

  • Maintain and manage the client interface at the senior levels of the client organization, ensuring customer satisfaction through constant customer engagement

  • Meet with customer and Contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverable items

  • Ensure conformance with program task schedules and costs

  • Ensure program conformity with contract terms and conditions

  • Actively manage program SLAs, including risk mitigation and quality assurance activities

  • Work closely with Product Managers on product requirements and project details, and ensure that functionality delivered matches market requirements

  • Work closely with the Team Leads to understand project needs, risks and opportunities and ensure that feedback is expedited

  • Identify opportunities to improve performance throughout the life of the contract and monitoring the success of contract activities

  • Conduct briefings upon request to upper management or executive leadership as required (i.e., performance metrics data, briefings)

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools, such as the Program Kanban and other information radiators

  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)

  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process that drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning events

  • Communicate/Coordinate with External Stakeholders

  • Assist in the Development and Maintenance of Solution Roadmaps and Program Vision

  • Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives (the RTE) and publish them for visibility and transparency

  • Assist in tracking the execution of features and capabilities

  • Facilitate periodic synchronization events, including the ART sync

  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary

  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets and foster Continuous Exploration

  • Manage and mentor the Scrum Masters on the team

  • Help manage risks and dependencies

  • Remove and/or Escalate impediments to progress, and foster culture of continuous improvement

  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks

  • Encourage collaboration between teams and System and Solution Architects/Engineering

  • Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment

  • Improve the flow of value through value streams by improving and assessing the practices associated with SecDevOps and Release on Demand in the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

  • Facilitate System Demos

  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and help them improve

  • Foster Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • US Citizenship required

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of leadership experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years in program management

  • Five (5) years relevant Agile experience

  • Federal business experience (min of 3 years)

  • Experience with the Information Technology Acquisition process and its milestones

  • Experience in analyzing a variety of source documentation and supporting the creation of acquisition documentation

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Proven experience with managing Agile Scrum of Agile SAFe

  • Active Agile SAFe certification

  • Agile SAFe experience (min of 3 years)

  • Knowledge and experience in managing performance of IT projects applying Agile methodology for applications

  • Ability to advise project managers in streamlining Agile practices consistent with scope and length of project to maximize productivity and conserve clients’ budgets while providing the benefits of an incremental approach

  • Understanding of all stages of the Agile software development process

  • Exceptional technical aptitude and effective written and verbal communications skills

  • Experience in a federal program management environment preferably in an Enterprise IT space

  • Experience in a PMO or Business Management office for an IT professional services contract

  • Ability to work with and lead a team with a servant leader approach

  • Ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment

  • Must possess IT-II security clearance or have a current National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC)

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have

  • Experience supporting DoD business system

  • SAFe Release Train Engineer certification

  • Technical background in Software Development and SecDevOps

  • Information Assurance certification (like Security+)

  • Experience with Cloud Computing and Hybrid On-Prem solutions

  • Experience delivering CI/CD Solutions in an automated SecDevOps environment

  • Experience with US Federal Business Systems (preferably with the DoD Procure-to-Pay process)

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Pay Range: The proposed salary range for this position is $86,200-$176,600. There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Employment benefits include health and wellness programs, income protection, paid leave and, life insurance, retirement and savings.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.