Program Manager (DevOps SME) - TS/SCI with Polygraph

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Posted Date 9 months ago(11/7/2019 4:08 PM)
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LMI is seeking a Program Manager (DevOps SME) to support an Intelligence Community client. This position will be located in the Washington DC area.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.



  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage scope and change requests to ensure customer satisfaction while staying within contract terms
  • Manage all aspects of multiple IT projects across several customers to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities; provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of projects
  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources, acts as escalation point for issues and expected to create and execute remediation strategies
  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Act as an internal quality control check for the project
  • Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors and university stakeholders
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program team
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication
  • Proven success in providing on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Coordinate between the business and technical teams to act as a liaison and translator for both parties
  • Work closely with data scientists, data engineers, data product engineers, infrastructure engineers, network engineers, security engineers, and software developers to integrate and stand up analytics operating environments.
  • Architect and set up high-availability infrastructure services for production data science and analytics environments.
  • Automate the build-test-deploy lifecycle for a wide variety of data science and analytics applications and services.
  • Use AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud services to enable high-performance computing (e.g., AWS EMR) and create standard virtual machine (e.g., EC2) instances.
  • Automate and configure software using configuration management tools, such as Ansible, Terraform, or Puppet.
  • Explore, evaluate, and implement a wide variety of open source and commercial data analysis and visualization technologies, such as Tableau, Qlik, Superset, and Metabase.
  • Develop best practices on operational processes in a DevOps environment to efficiently deliver data science and analytics applications and services.
  • Design and evaluate IT and analytics architectures based on discussions and research with product owners and users, intuition, and an understanding of the desired outcomes of a requested solution.
  • Establish an awareness and understanding of technical constraints, resources, and opportunities, such as cost, speed to market, scalability, security, and operational constraints within the federal government.


  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • Bachelors in STEM or related
  • Desired Expert or SME skill level.
  • Ten (10) years of combined experience in IT operations and sustainment, customer support for systems, applications and operational services.
  • Demonstrated capability in managing very large multi-task contracts of this scope and complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple prime Contractors in a “one-team” environment.
  • Experience across numerous engineering disciplines.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities through prior experience working with senior management to find solutions for customers and leading teams performing IT software development, engineering or architecture-related tasks.
  • Experience leading DevOps programs or implementation efforts.


EEO Statement

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer-all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other factors protected by applicable law.

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