Project/Task Manager in Washington, DC at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 7/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The IT Project Manager will oversee and direct projects assigned by the Program Manager; The IT Project Manager can expect to have the responsibilities of directing projects for internal system and software development as well as external customer-facing products.

The Information Technology (IT) Project Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain the organization’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
  • Accomplish technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices and projects.
  • Conducts audits of all technologies implemented.
  • Recommend IT strategies, policies and procedures by identifying a problem, evaluating trends, and ultimately understanding organizational outcomes.
  • Maintain quality service for all stakeholders in individual projects
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks and benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.
  • Define the project scope and schedule while focusing on timely delivery of value:
    • Organize and lead project status and working meetings
    • Prepare and distribute progress reports
    • Manage risks and issues – correct deviations from plans
    • See project to completion by coordinating all resources and timetables required with user departments and external development centers.
  • Support Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables while managing stakeholder communications and implementing an effective system of governance
  • Provide direction and leadership for all projects while holding internal and external partners available for all timelines and deliverables.
  • Attend any and all meetings involving development discussions
  • Any additional tasks as assigned by Program Manager
  • Accomplish all financial objectives by accurate forecasting of requirements, preparing of budgets and scheduling expenditures for all builds, sprints, and projects.
  • Configure and administer JIRA and Bitbucket Atlassian tools. Work with the end users directly and assist with JIRA workflow configuration and other administrative tasks. Manage the JIRA and Bitbucket users.  Perform regular application maintenance and upgrades

Requirements:

  • BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus
  • Experience managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment, PMP preferred
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects
  • 3-6 Years managing projects of various size, scope and complexity
  • 3+ years’ experience with Atlassian tools, JIRA and Bitbucket, including experience with configuration and administration of both JIRA and Bitbucket.
  • 3+ years with SQL server database administration, Apache webserver and configuration
  • Effective interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating and team building
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish//maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met.
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
    • Agile PM tools
    • Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level.

Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big-picture” view

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.