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Program Director

Company: Leidos
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description Why would YOU want to join our team?Leidos Health Group has an opportunity for a Cyber Program Manager to lead a Cyber Security project in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) / Office of Information Security (OIS). The project will augment VA's Enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP) program in accordance with existing VA Enterprise Security Directives and Standards and to ensure VA compliance with Federal laws and regulations, and Federal and VA policy and procedures. The team provides project management and technical services, provides technical support to assist in VA's implementation of the Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) Data Pillar, and provides technical support for gap analyses, requirements review, re-alignment of technologies and data capabilities, reporting, documentation of operational response, and establishment of policy and governance. This position is 100% remote.JOB DESCRIPTION/SCOPE: The Cyber Program Manager will lead a 20+ person team that supports the VA DLP program to achieve its goals and objectives. The team is comprised of cybersecurity experts with expertise in Data Loss Prevention in the areas of endpoint, cloud, network, storage, security information and event management (SIEM); an Agile Scrum team to define, build, and test DLP solutions, and supporting staff. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES What will this position require you to do? The Program Manager performs tasks requiring management of a mid-sized program, encompassing multiple projects, with a total lifecycle budget and significant complexity.

  • Tasks include planning, initiating, managing, executing, and closing out small and large-scale projects in support of VA's mission within the context of Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
  • Leverage deep understanding of project management concepts to proactively identify and address any issues to ensure successful program execution against baseline.
  • Demonstrate strong skills to monitor the status of the project/ program scope, manage changes to the scope baseline (if needed), and formalize client acceptance of the completed project/ program deliverables.
  • Show strong skills in creating projects schedules that capture all actions to be performed to deliver complex project deliverables successfully.
  • Utilize strong understanding of team dynamics to build a constructive and effective project team, anticipate team challenges and plan contingencies.
  • Leverage a deep understanding of risk management processes sufficient to direct complex processes and develop robust risk mitigation plans.
  • Leverage deep understanding of communication needs across various stakeholders to manage communication messaging and distribution via various channels.
  • Apply advanced stakeholder management skills to improve the understanding, cooperation, and effectiveness of diverse stakeholders on a project/ program.REQUIRED SKILLS What the you will need to succeed?
    • Master's Degree concentrated in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific/technical discipline and 15 or more years of relevant experience.
    • Bachelor's degree concentrated in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific/technical discipline with a Program Management Professional (PMP) certification is substitutable for the Master's Degree and 15 or more years of relevant experience.
    • Seven years of experience in Cyber Security initiatives concerning Data Loss Prevention program planning and execution, to include Insider Threat Detection and Cross-Domain Solutions.
    • Five years of experience managing Cyber Security programs.
    • Two years in the Federal sector
    • Experience with diverse IT projects both large and small.
    • Demonstrated experience managing a portfolio of projects.
    • Well-versed in full systems development life cycle, enterprise-wide network engineering, strategic information planning, business process reengineering, structure, and management practices.
    • Must be able to identify and mitigate risks to the program.
    • Must be able to manage to cost, schedule and performance.
    • Experience managing and/or creating process documentation and improvement plans.
    • Excellent client-facing communication skills
    • Current Public Trust or DoD clearanceDESIRED SKILLS How do you stand out?
      • Current VA credentials and up-to-date VA Tier 4 / High background investigation
      • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent
      • Experience leading and managing teams working in a remote (teleworker) environment.
      • Experience with Agile Scrum methodology
      • Demonstrated experience with:
        • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rule
        • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act
        • Privacy Act of 1974, and amendments
        • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines
        • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
        • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
        • Other laws and regulations pertaining to the protection of sensitive VA data. Pay Range: Pay Range $118,300.00 - $213,850.00 The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Keywords: Leidos, Austin , Program Director, Executive , Austin, Texas

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