Program Manager

Project, Security, Management, IT, Hardware, Interface, Engineering, Computer, Systems
Full Time

Job Description


VariQ is in search of a team-oriented leader focused on delivering and supporting the strategic goals of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The PM shall lead a team to provide Project and Security Management services, engineering support, and project documentation development for activities associated with all aspects of the program including Operation and Maintenance and solution design and deployment requirements.

Additional Information:
  • Location: Ashburn, VA with some travel outside of the Washington, DC area
  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: An existing Public Trust or other agency clearance (e.g. DoD)
  • Availability: upon award, currently in the proposal stage


  • The PM must provide the leadership and have the interpersonal communication skills necessary to inspire, lead, direct and manage a large IT/Services/Hardware/Integration program.
  • Direct new installations of existing designs (primary, secondary, entry, exit) at CBP ports of entry for pedestrian, vehicle, maritime, and air travelers, both inbound and outbound.
  • Effectively negotiate differences that may exist between VariQ, our partners, and the customer in order to bring together a cohesive/efficiently running IT/Hardware organization.
  • Interface with senior CBP leaders and directors to help maintain and sustain critical infrastructure.
  • Oversee the VariQ program team in successfully executing the contract
  • Direct project planning, systems engineering development and implementation according to cost, schedule, and scope requirements.
  • Participate in project initiation activities, including plan and budget preparation
  • Expertly manage cross-functional teams responsible for delivering high-quality program capabilities on time and within budget, including Subcontractors
  • Integrate the Contractor's management and technical activities across the entire contractor staff to ensure they are consistent
  • Ensure that all work on this contract complies with the contract terms and conditions and is approved/coordinated with senior corporate managers
  • Act as the primary interface with the COR · Oversee performance to specified contract SLAs and direct changes to meet the SLAs as needed
  • Direct new installations of existing designs (primary, secondary, entry, exit) at CBP ports of entry for pedestrian, vehicle, maritime, and air travelers, both inbound and outbound.
  • Develop and test innovations in sensors and software for enhanced port operations · Develop innovations to enhance officer and traveler safety and health while facilitating trade and travel flow
  • Oversee and direct lab operations to foster improvements and innovations in both indoor operations and outdoor operations at ports of entry
  • As necessary, direct and oversee hardware analysis and selection, software specification and development, system integration and maintenance of the above, and performance modeling of proposed changes prior to deployment


  • Experience developing a strategic vision for a complex organization, balancing modernization needs with critical daily operations and maintenance requirements
  • Experience managing programs or projects in a CBP environment
  • 12 years Project Management experience on large scale operations and maintenance contracts
  • Experience organizing, directing, and managing contract operation support functions involving multiple, complex, and interrelated project tasks
  • Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization
  • Experience meeting with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverable items, and effectively execute in accordance with approved plans
  • Ability to collaborate with technical staff and customers in forming strategies to improve performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness
  • Experience mentoring staff in order to maintain high levels of performance and positive morale
  • Experience managing tools, purchases, and a demonstrated understanding of purchasing systems
  • Knowledge of industry/government best practices
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to pass a CBP Full Background Investigation

Education and Certifications:
  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • An existing Public Trust or other agency clearance (e.g. DoD)

  • This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change at any time. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

  • All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. We consider diversity and inclusiveness to be core to our culture, and central to our commitment to fostering an empowering and supportive workplace.
Dice Id : 10286792
Position Id : 2021-4040
Originally Posted : 8 months ago
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