ValidaTek, Inc

Senior Program Manager - DISA

Location US-MD-Fort Meade
ID 2023-10-2044
Program/Project Management
Position Type
Location Detail

Company Overview

At ValidaTek, we modernize and optimize IT services to solve some of the most critical challenges facing federal civilian and defense agencies. From customers to partners to top-talent employees, ValidaTek puts people first, empowering them to exceed expectations and transform government organizations. Our success starts and ends with our people, so we built a company where great people can do great things, with the resources and autonomy to make decisions that transform organizations. We operate as one team of diverse people, united by a passion for continuous growth and optimization. Our commitment to quality and performance optimization is the reason why our IT Service Projects and New Development Projects have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5, positioning us as one of a handful of elite companies to receive the highest form of third-party validation.


We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Senior Program Manager to support a program with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). As the Senior Program Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the successful execution of the program, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards. You will collaborate closely with stakeholders, including DISA representatives, to define program objectives, develop strategic plans, and implement efficient processes. The ideal candidate has a strong background in program management, excellent leadership skills, and a deep understanding of DISA operations.


  • Program Management: Lead and manage all aspects of the DISA program, including planning, execution, and delivery of project milestones. Ensure compliance with program objectives, budgets, and schedules.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with DISA representatives, government officials, contractors, and other key stakeholders to define program requirements, align expectations, and address issues or concerns. Maintain effective communication channels throughout the program lifecycle.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement comprehensive program strategies, goals, and objectives aligned with DISA's mission and vision. Identify risks, opportunities, and mitigation plans to ensure program success.
  • Budget and Resource Management: Monitor and control program budgets, allocating resources effectively to meet program goals. Provide oversight and guidance for resource planning, procurement, and contract management.
  • Risk Management: Identify, assess, and mitigate program risks, applying best practices and utilizing appropriate risk management techniques. Regularly report risk status to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Performance Monitoring and Reporting: Establish and maintain performance metrics and reporting mechanisms to track program progress, evaluate outcomes, and ensure compliance with established standards and requirements. Prepare regular program status reports for stakeholders and senior management.
  • Team Leadership: Lead a team of program managers and other staff, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment. Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure team members' professional growth and development.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive process improvement initiatives, identifying opportunities to enhance program efficiency, effectiveness, and quality. Implement best practices, lessons learned, and industry standards to optimize program performance.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business Administration, Project Management) is required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in program management, preferably in supporting DISA programs or other government contracts.
  • 5+ years' experience leading software development programs.
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance - required.
  • Strong understanding of DISA operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of program management methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams in complex program environments.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively present complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a strategic mindset.
  • Proficient in using project management software and tools.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent is highly desirable.

EEO Statement

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to verify authorization to work in the United States.

Offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a post-offer background check.


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