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Principal Scrum Team Project Manager


Design Project Manager


Reston, Virginia, United States


We have an immediate need for an experienced Development Team Lead and Systems Engineer to perform as a Scrum Team Project Manager (SPM) in the IC environment. This role has direct leadership and interaction with one or more development teams and performs as a key customer liaison with basic technical knowledge about web and mobile application development The SPM supports the Agile Release Train Program Manager (ART PM) and Technical Lead (TL) in developing Epics, Features and application roadmaps for the design and development of new and existing applications. The SPM leads all aspects of a product’s design working with product managers to develop requirements and advise on prioritization. The SPM also performs risk management identification and mitigation, and development of implementation timelines based on a tailored SAFe Agile DevSecOps environment. This role works with internal systems engineers to ensure customer priorities are planned through the implementation lifecycle. Experience with requirements management, portfolio management, Lean Six Sigma, and other optimization methodologies.

Primary Responsibilities:

This role is responsible for technical planning, coordination between Agile teams and mission customers; it also includes coordination of verification, validation, and deployments:

  • A strategic thinker who can demonstrate understanding of requirements, foresee risks, make decisions guided by policies, procedures and a business plan with limited guidance

  • Collaborates across roles to understand a customer’s mission objectives and define project goals

  • Successfully execute project plans, remain sensitive to customer needs, resolve issues, and escalate when appropriate

  • Captures and validates requirements, developing and managing project governance plans, project schedules, team goals, defining success criteria and project milestones, and budgets while identifying and mitigating limitations to execution

  • Communicates large and complicated concepts to customers and technical teammates easily. Is able to adjust communication style to context.

  • Ability to apply judgement and tact to challenge, recommend, and redirect teams as well as manage client expectations

  • A strategic business partner to help customers achieve their mission outcomes and help to drive innovation throughout the engagement life cycle through iterative feedback mechanisms

  • Use agile delivery methodology to lead project teams consisting of business and technical resources while managing scope, schedule, and cost to create and execute a plan to achieve project goals

  • The SPM tracks the team's work to the completion of all deliverables accepted into a PI.

  • The SPM coordinates with team members and customer sets to ensure stories have all the information needed to complete the work and that all necessary stories are created.

  • The SPM will coordinate / socialize production changes and brief appropriate boards for deployment approval.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proficient with common Agile practices, service-orientated environments, and development practices.

  • In-depth experience as a technical expert across multiple project assignments.

  • Exposure to web and mobile app development and development teams

  • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.

  • Expert experience operating in SAFe and Agile frameworks.

  • Expert experience planning and leading major technology assignments.

  • Expert experience evaluating performance results and recommending major changes affecting short-term project growth and success.

  • Experience supervising others.

  • Experience negotiating complex scenarios and challenges and devising courses of action to resolve situations with predictable outcomes.

  • Must have BS with 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience.

  • Must have an active TS/SCI with polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with mobile app development

  • Experience with web app development

Pay Range:

Pay Range $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.