Project Manager

MetroStar Systems - Reston, VA4.4

Full-timeEstimated: $98,000 - $120,000 a year
MetroStar Systems is looking for a Program Manager who is passionate about bringing creative software solutions to end customers. If you want to join a company that values people that are fearless about making technology work and are open to commuting to Reston, VA and Washington DC, we want you to work for MetroStar!

You’re a great fit if…

You use PMBOK/PMI best practices to provide full SDLC Project Management
You enjoy leading Agile Teams on large scale enterprise level development
You’re passionate about delivering mission critical Enterprise solutions
You use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach
Open to commuting to Reston, VA and Washington DC

You’ll love this position if…

(This is the stuff you MUST have to be a fit)

You have 5+ years of experience with enterprise-scale, Agile-driven software development program planning and management.
You have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
You have experience planning, leading, organizing, and motivating agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met.
You have experience with monitoring and managing the financials of an IT program.
You have a proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams.
You have experience overseeing and managing multiple cross-functional project teams
You have strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
You have strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands.
You have strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence.

We’ll REALLY love you if…

(This is the BONUS stuff that makes you stand out)

You have a solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
You have experience leading project teams responsible for requirements derivation, system development, O&M support of systems, and Cloud migration.
You have an Agile Certification (PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred).

What your day will look like…

You’ll work with technical teams to provide development, modernization and enhancements to mission critical software applications
You’ll bridge any gaps between the Technical and Business Teams.
You’ll develop, cultivate and manage customer relationships.
You’ll maintain lines of communication with supported government COR/COTR.
Project Planning and Management – Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects
Team Management – Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members
Product Owner Support – Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance
Process Management and Improvement – Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
Team building – promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team.
You’ll be responsible for developing and maintaining project plans.
You’ll manage potential impacts of project scope changes and make recommendations to software development projects.
You’ll escalate risks of the project to appropriate government and company stakeholders

The Admin Stuff…

Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for potential access to classified information. Accordingly, US Citizenship or Green Card is required.

The Legal Stuff…

MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems.