Senior Engineering Project Manager
Overview: iDirectGov's hubs, satellite routers and network management software address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. iDirect Government's specialized technology includes transmission security (TRANSEC), Communication Signal Interference Removal (CSIR (TM) ) anti-jam technology and Open Antenna Modem Interface Protocol (OpenAMIP). We bring innovation, integration and intelligence to satellite-based IP communications that government and military organizations trust. By providing quality certifications with the most bandwidth-efficient, scalable and highly secure platform, we have rapidly become the technology provider of choice for military and government-driven mission-critical applications. We are seeking for a team player with solid technical skills to work with our team of smart, creative, and dedicated engineering team-members. Responsible for leading teams that design/build custom hardware solutions (digital and RF) that are used in our satellite communication platform. Experience managing complex projects/teams that have built and supported hardware development is strongly desired. Prior partner managements and supplier chain managements skills are a plus. This will be a hybrid onsite role (in our Herndon Office) up to three days a week. Responsibilities: Develop, maintain, and execute detailed project plans and integrated schedules for various hardware and software development projects. Responsible to create, execute, and update the project plan and schedules. When assigned to a specific development project, provide project leadership to manage the full development lifecycle of hardware and software from product inception to product release. Work with Product Management, Engineering and Operations Team to understand requirements, approach and solution. Work with the development and operation teams to define resources and training needs. Identify and ensure task or functional dependencies are identified and met. Establishes a course of action to accomplish completion of the job and/or project Communicate with all levels of engineering and operations management on technical solutions. Conduct Risk Planning with Mitigation and Contingency plans and manage project risks Works independently and seeks creative solutions and alternatives to unusual and difficult problems Provides consistent thought leadership Enforce Change Control Process for scope changes Adhere and manage projects to internal process structure Provide status reports and deliver presentations to leadership and project stakeholders Keeps abreast of current Project Management trends in areas of expertise Proficient working experience with Microsoft Project Qualifications: Minimum of 8 years direct experience as a Project Manager managing complex hardware & software systems. Must have experience in at least one of the following technology areas - Satellite Communications, Telecommunications, Networking, VoIP, Video Must have leadership skills to manage programs within a matrix organizationEngineering degree preferred Ability to understand, track, drill-down and question activities and issues in all functional areas. Excellent organizational management skills associated with motivation, communication, and conflict management Additional experience in the following areas is a plus: Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently to resolve issues in a timely manner Certified PMP Certified Scrum Master and/or Scrum Professional or other Agile Certifications Nice to have exposure to Scaling of agile practices and SAFe or other scaling certification/s Excellent facilitation and collaboration skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Independent worker, self-starter Education: BS Degree in Engineering/Computer Information Systems, or BA Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Organizational Management or equivalent experience. Management or equivalent experience. Clearance: Active DoD security clearance or ability to obtain a secret level DoD clearance. Travel: 0-10% iDirect Government is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status.