Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Benefits: See Below

Do you want to work for a company that is passionate about security and has a fun, start-up culture with large company perks? Do you want to be in an environment where you will continuously learn new skills, grow and take on new opportunities due to the abundance of new projects on the horizon?

If you answered yes to these questions, this opportunity could be for you! 

Defense Point Security is seeking a Program Manager in Washington, D.C. with an active Top Secret security clearance.

Program Manager Job Responsibilities:

  • Review program request documents, create initial program or task plan through requirement and create project charter.
  • Review functional/non-functional requirements, create communication and risk plan, and update overall program or task plans.
  • Review tasks lists and estimates, create resource plans, review detailed design specifications, and update program plans.
  • Update task documentation and create task closure documents.
  • Use PMI project management principles to plan, execute and finalize IT projects according to SDLC with scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Define resources loading and schedule for project/program implementation.
  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Plan and schedule project deliverables, goals and milestones.
  • Direct and oversee project engineering teams and manage conflict within the groups.
  • Perform team assessments and evaluations
  • Efficiently identify and solve project issues.
  • Demonstrate leadership to define requirements for project risk.
  • Design and maintain technical and project documentation.
  • Direct cross-functional and/or cross-segment teams.
  • Comply with the reporting requirements of the base contract and also prepare and submit a weekly report to the chief of each unit supported.
  • Prepare and deliver a Program Management Review at the Government's request.
  • Have strong experience with Microsoft Office products, Project, and SharePoint and be comfortable manipulating data in various formats to create project reports and tracking mechanisms suitable for presentation to client Executive management.

Program Manager Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • 10+ years of relevant experience providing project management support for enterprise level IT projects required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent required

Program Manager Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business or a related discipline is preferred.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) certifications preferred

Job Location: Washington D.C. 

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

Security Clearance: Top Secret

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Defense Point Security is an IT Security Consulting firm specializing in government-focused security solutions.  Our goal is to provide expert IT security services to our clients while cultivating information security knowledge among all employees for the advancement of cyber security.  Defense Point Security offers a competitive employment package including medical, vision, and dental insurance (among others).

Defense Point Security offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Premiums are 100% paid by DPS for employee and eligible dependents
  • Personal Accident Insurance paid by DPS
  • Life Insurance paid by DPS
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance paid by DPS
  • 401k Contribution Matching and 100% vested after 90 days
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Assistance
  • Paid Time Off starting at 3 weeks a year (15 days)
  • 10 paid Federal Holidays
  • Capital BikeShare Membership for DC Metro Area
  • Reimbursement for qualifying training expenses
  • Flexible / Alternative Work Schedules

Defense Point Security is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse Community workforce. DPS gives equal consideration to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class. 

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