Job # 8784 - Project Manager
This position is with the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University. You will work full-time at a customer site in the Baltimore/Washington, DC metro area to support our work with the DoD-DIB Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE) program at DC3. The DCISE program is a new, innovative, collaborative program developed by the DoD to strengthen the capability of defense contractors to protect contractor networks containing DoD information. The person in this position will serve as a Project Manager providing oversight to a major customer area and/or a critical program segment for which both the scope and effect of the work have a strategic SEI impact and government-wide impact. This position will report to the Technical Manager for the CERT Coordination Center in the CERT Program.
Working closely the CERT/CC Technical Manager, Business Manager, and Technical Leads, the Project Manager will have oversight of technical tasking across several projects and be responsible for working closely with and reporting to the government program managers funding the tasking.
The person in this position will plan, organize, coordinate, control, and evaluate the activities of technical tasking required to execute the funded program of work. The person will develop a project management tracking system that supports the government program managers' requirements and SEI requirements and determine goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; develop measures that evaluate performance; make recommendations for program improvement; and track resources and assets.
The position includes the day to day interface with customer program managers and CERT technical managers and requires demonstrated project management experience and technical skills in software and systems engineering and information assurance. Successful candidates will possess a strong understanding of the work of the SEI, excellent communications and interpersonal skills, and the ability to diagnose problem situations and develop effective solutions for the customer.
Education/Training: BS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related technical field with ten (10) years experience or equivalent; MS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related technical field with eight (8) years experience.
Licenses/Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP)
Experience: At least 4 years of project management experience with customer-focused technology projects such as product or service development. Software, internet, and/or government industry experience preferred; demonstrated performance in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence; experience listed above should have some relation to information security operations or research.
Skills/Abilities: Understanding of information technology and telecommunications systems; working knowledge of information assurance, network security, risk management, and software and systems development and procurement; assess initiatives against programmatic, technical, and operational goals; develop project management tracking and reporting systems; prepare and conduct management briefings with senior government leaders and customers; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; work independently with strong reasoning and problem-solving skills; recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information; ability to contribute to technical presentations and technology transfer activities; knowledge of challenges and threats faced by the United States Government (USG) network security and intelligence organizations
Physical/Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Requires travel to various domestic locations within the SEI and CMU community to include the SEI Pittsburgh office; sponsor sites; conferences; and offsite meetings with routine frequency (1-2 trips a month).
Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer display for extended periods of time.
Mental: The ability to: Work meticulously with careful attention to detail; meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; structure complex, ambiguous, and potentially charged business issues for CERT management.
Other: Candidate must be able to pass a background investigation, have a current DoD TS security clearance, be a US citizen, and be able to obtain a DoD TS/SCI security clearance. Candidate must also be able to work full-time at a customer site in the Baltimore/Washington, DC metro area.
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The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University.
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