Project Manager

Location: Seaside, CA
Date Posted: 08-04-2017
  • We are seeking a Project Manager to support the Personnel Security/Assurance (PSA) Division within the Defense Manpower Database (DMDC).
  • The successful candidate will have strong project management skills and a complete understanding of software development principles, concepts and techniques.
  • Candidate duties will consist of but are not limited to:
  • Oversees the execution and completion of projects
  • Develops, implements, and tracks project metrics to report performance
  • Work collaboratively with all entities involved in the project and will serve as a liaison between customers and technical teams.
  • Coordinate activities for the team and gather metrics for reporting purposes and process improvement.
  • Prepares, develops and maintains the project plan and schedule to meet all project objectives
  • Routinely tracks plans and schedules activities, performs risk analysis, identifies and resolves scheduling conflicts.
  • Utilizes project management techniques to gauge progress and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.
  • Assist with the definition of strategic direction of various DMDC products
  • Assist in improving organization standards and guidelines.
  • Conducts presentations for customer meetings as required
  • Assists management with recruiting, facilitation of meetings, conferences, and travel Provides budget analysis, labor planning, and coordination of activities between client and company personnelBasic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree + 10 year experience, or M.S. degree + 7 year experience, or Ph. D + 3 year experience.
  • Experience capturing, verifying and managing requirements and requirement traceability in support of product development, test and delivery
  • Ability to analyze existing development lifecycle processes / procedures to identify possible refinements & enhancements
  • Experience with large interconnected systems
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills are essential
  •  Excellent conceptual, problem solving, and analytical skills
  •  Experience with the Microsoft product suite, including Word, Excel, Project, and Vision
  •  Experience with issue tracking products
  •  Ability to work as a member of a team on complex tasks
  •  Familiarity with agile and other software development methodologies
  •  Familiarity with government environments and standards
  •  US Citizenship and an active Secret level security clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working within the DMDC PSA division.
  • Active Top Secret clearance and Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Strong knowledge of best practices for developing requirements, including but not limited to the Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • PMP certification
  • Experience with querying and analyzing data
  • Software application development experience a plus, including familiarity with the various phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Working knowledge of Jira and MS Share Point
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