Software/Hardware Project Manager - Experienced Level (Maryland & Texas Locations)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on November 7, 2023
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Software/Hardware Project Managers leverage their knowledge and experience in Agile software development and/or hardware systems architecture to deliver software and/or hardware products and services.To successfully deliver technical system within our environment, applicants must have a thorough understanding of the following: Agile software development lifecycle, requirement elicitation/assessment/tracking, system/software design, software development, system acquisition/assembly, testing, implementation, and deployment. They are responsible for identifying and tracking milestones, planning, allocating resources, and projecting and tracking costs and schedules throughout each lifecycle phase. They articulate vital project statuses to senior leadership, decision makers, and stakeholders in the form of briefings and written reports. Software/Hardware Project Managers play a vital role in guiding a team or multiple teams to complete the technical aspect of a scoped project by: 1. Engaging with customers to identify technical needs and develop requirements 2. Assessing and tracking software/hardware system requirements and project status 3. Leading projects through full life cycle development in an Agile software environment 4. Identifying and tracking project milestones 5. Planning and allocating resources 6. Projecting and tracking costs and schedules 7. Articulating project status to decision makers and stakeholders
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning, Agile knowledge/experience, SDLC knowledge/experience and who possesses strong communication (oral and written) skills for an audience of varied technical background and seniority, problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - Motivated - Accountable - Adaptable - Detail-oriented - Customer service & requirements oriented - Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel) Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: - Computer Science - Computer Security - Computer Forensics - Network Engineering - Computer Engineering - Software Engineering - Systems Engineering - Mathematics - Physics - Electrical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or DAWIA certifications are preferred.
Pay: Salary offers based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. This position is hiring for Maryland and Texas. Salary ranges vary by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. Salary Range: $97,876 - $183,500 (Full Performance, Senior, Expert Levels) On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements.
NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to actively engage in technical assignments in conjunction with leading technical teams to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. Apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information. If you want to develop technologies and tools and be a part of cutting edge innovations, join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science professionals!
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