By Light Professional IT Services

  • DISA Program Director

    Job Locations US-MD-Hanover
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Program Director will be responsible for the operational success of a DISA Systems Engineering Task Order ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. In this role, the Program Director will manage a staff of over 50 skilled personnel. The project scope will include turnkey system engineering and testing for IP, optical transport, IA (crypto) and satellite.


    By Light provides a broad range of hardware, software, engineering, and IT integration services. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we support defense, civilian, commercial, and health IT customers worldwide. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k), and profit sharing.



    • Cultivate existing relationships with team, subcontractors and OEM vendors with the goal of ensuring sufficient technical knowledge and skilled resources.
    • Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas.
    • Lead the development of a Product Road Map to introduce new features and services supporting the customer’s goals.

    Team Management and Development:

    • Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience, and professional development needs of all staff.
    • Implement a professional development program to address employee experience and skill gaps.
    • Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements across all sites, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees.
    • Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards.
    • Recruit, hire, and oversee training and orientation of all staff members.

    Program Operational Management:

    • Using the project Performance Work Statement (PWS), establish consistent objective program performance standards of accountability.
    • Negotiation of all contract changes and ensure that contracts are carefully reviewed with respect to cost and schedule impact.
    • Ensure that all deliverables are met and on time.
    • Ensure all subtasks are managed to stay within budget and on schedule.

    Required Experience/Qualifications

    • 5 years of related experience managing and leading a team through all phases of the project management lifecycle for projects and activities across a variety of technologies.
    • 3 years of related experience supporting a DoD IT organization.
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • PMP Certification

    Preferred Experience/Qualifications

    • Experience in managing large technical programs
    • Telecommunications Engineering experience or background

    Special Requirements/Security Clearance

    • Secret Clearance Required, Top Secret Preferred

    Physical Demands

    • Ability to sit and work from desk for period over 3 hours.
      Ability to drive vehicle from office to customer premise to attend meetings and oversee staff.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



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