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Senior Program Manager - (Lifecycle Acquisition)

Xator Corporation | Springfield VA 22152 USA | Full Time | Posted: 10/16/2020

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Xator Corporation is a trusted provider of mission-focused C4ISR solutions addressing National Security & Intelligence, Tactical Intelligence, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Training for U.S. Government clients at home and abroad. Our work positively impacts the safety and security of personnel, facilities, and vital information throughout the world.

As a committed and dynamic partner, Xator solves operational challenges with innovative and expeditionary approaches to intelligence, analysis, engineering, systems integration, strategic management, and organization-specific training. We execute our solutions with complete dedication and support from the entire Xator organization, from our leadership team to individual project managers and supporting personnel. We are responsive to our clients' rapidly changing needs; each member of our team displays resourcefulness and agility that is indicative of our corporate culture.

Xator is a customer-first organization with a proven record of exceptional performance. Our commitment and passion for our country motivates us to continually exceed expectations in support of our customers’ missions.

Clearance Requirement:  Active or Current TS w/ a current SCI and Polygraph.


  • Provides Acquisition Program Management to a Government lead and team that:
  • Provides acquisition strategy program management services to senior management.
  • Works across customer directorates to help the Government coordinate development of new and/or modified/enhanced capabilities for operational use.
  • Provides technical guidance to the Government Point of Contact (GPOC) on programmatic matters related to lifecycle engineering.
  • Provides program management guidance in service frameworks and models, agile engineering processes, and industry best practices to achieve GEOINT mission.


  • Provides technical, financial, schedule and risk management guidance to the project, program or Program Management Office (PMO).
  • Provides support to the drafting of interagency agreements and other documents required for the execution of AF9‘s and MIPR’s.
  • Provides business executive support in linking Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Budget Planning with Budget Execution and Control.
  • Provides programmatic risk assessments, mitigation strategies and risk burn down plans to achieve the desired program results.
  • Supports coordination of cost estimates and technical work scope with the PMO and appropriate project or program teams.
  • Interfaces with IC organizational areas, end users/customers including foreign and domestic agencies to identify and mitigate risks, develop and manage budgets, create and maintain schedules that ensure technical results and program performance.
  • Provides program management support to IC Management in strategic business planning, business development activities, product concept development and Information Technology engineering.
  • Ensures programmatic alignment and adherence to the customer Vision, Planning and Programs
  • Supports the development, coordination and governance management of Request for Change (RFC’s) and Engineering Change Proposal (ECPs) requirements documents.
  • Ensures the technical maintenance and configuration management of program and project plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), architecture diagrams, and other key program documents.
  • Support the preparation of briefing packages for the Acquisition Governance Process and other related governance boards.
  • Supports the coordination of program management between the Engineering Divisions
  • Supports IC Steering Groups, Advisory Groups and Governance Boards.
  • Supports Enterprise Release Planning.
  • Supports Analysis of Alternatives (AoA’s) and / or Assessments
  • Supports cross functional/cross geographical team meetings.
  • Maintains PMO artifacts using approved software, tools and processes.
  • Provides acquisition program management expertise in lean six-sigma strategies and execution; working knowledge of agile methods, practices and execution; or working knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methods and applications.
  • Monitors validation and verification of engineering results and deliverable to ensure the highest quality and traceability to requirements.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business or a related field such as Economics, Accounting, or Finance.
  • 8 years of demonstrated specialized experience as a Program Manager in terms of cost, schedule, performance, and risk management.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), DAWIA Level III certification in Program Management or equivalent specialized experience with Project Management tools and techniques.
  • Must have at least 12 years of total experience.


  • Demonstrates specialized experience in Cost/ Price analysis, cost estimating or financial management.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience in Department of Defense (DoD) and or IC acquisition processes.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience with the development and/or review of cost estimates and the associated technical work scope necessary to achieve stated objectives.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the geospatial intelligence mission and its contributions to the Intelligence Community.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience in managing Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Cost Plus Incentive Fee, Cost Plus Award Fee, Firm Fixed Price, Time and Materials or Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity type contracts.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience in lean six-sigma, Agile or SAFe methods with demonstrated results.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience tailoring and using both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies to support acquisition planning, execution, integration and transition to operations.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience with the identification of technical issues and proactive communication of possible impacts.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience in performing validation and verification of various engineering results and deliverables to ensure the highest quality results against customer requirements.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) and/or Intelligence Community (IC) Configuration Management (CM) processes.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience with developing and validating system roadmaps, project plans and mission capabilities.
  • Demonstrates specialized experience with Analysis of Alternatives (AoA’s).

Equal Opportunity Statement
Xator Corporation, and its Subsidiaries, provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Location Springfield, VA, 22152, United States
Categories Administrative & Clerical, Counter Intelligence & /SIGINT/HUMINT/MASINT, Government, Professional, Cyber Security, Engineering
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI with Full-scope Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI with CI Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI, Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Experience Years 10 yrs
Pref Major IT/Systems Administration/MBA/ Business Management
Pref Degree Bachelors
Certifications PMP or DAWIA is REQUIRED

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Primary Phone 202-875-2860
Job Code 009