Acquisition / Program Manager, SME

Sep 09, 2023
Oct 14, 2023
Full Time

Acquisition/Program Manager, SME

Crystal City, VA

At Cyberstar, we aim to analyze and boost human and business performance through the implementation of business process redesign and information technology (IT) modernization to include data analytics and cloud computing.

We offer an alternate solution to improving the quality and effectiveness of business operations. In an ever-changing economy, Cyberstar helps companies better read and understand their market data through the synchronization of process innovation, human dynamics, analysis, and the integration of data technology capabilities, to ensure functional optimization in their business.

The Acquisition/Program Manager, SME will lead our team and support large-scale Army DevSecOps acquisition program(s) consistent with current Army agile transformation initiatives. The Acquisition/Program Manager, SME must be able to lead and support concurrent acquisition efforts for multiple capabilities, including contracting activities, acquisition activities, development activities, and integration and release activities. The Acquisition/Program Manager, SME must be knowledgeable of agile best practices (e.g., sprint planning and reviews) and DevSecOps tools that serve as the single source of truth for planning, implementation, and review; and experienced in metrics-based reporting and continuous integration/continuous deployment/release operations. The environment will include iterative development, deployment, and maintenance tracked using meaningful metrics for decision-makers. It will also include frequent interaction with and briefing requirements for Army Executive and Senior Leaders.

  • Implement strategic transformational change to enable the customer to meet organizational goals on an enterprise level and across programs/projects. Inherent to these duties and responsibilities is the ability to establish a program vision aligned with the customer vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • Lead people toward meeting the program leadership's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to these duties and responsibilities is the ability to provide an inclusive environment that facilitates cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of challenges and conflicts.
  • Meet organizational program/project goals and customer expectations. Inherent to these duties and responsibilities is the ability to make internal team decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, calculating risks, and ensuring alignment with customer requirements.
  • Manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • Build coalitions internally and with other stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • Manage and supervise a team of acquisition and technical management professionals to support a broad range of business activities across the program life cycle, spanning from strategy to solution, at the programmatic, operational, and technical levels.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain acquisition and technical products/artifacts/documents/briefings, weekly summaries, progress/status reports, quad charts to support staff meetings, meeting minutes, action items, notes, requests for information, and ad hoc reporting as required by leadership.
  • Develop and defend white papers, decision papers, assessments, briefings, and acquisition and technical documentation.
  • Draft, analyze, integrate, review, and provide recommendations for milestones and other documentation by government, DoD, and Army regulations.
  • Prepare and maintain program documentation aligned to program schedules, milestones, and major events utilizing customer tools and processes.
  • Develop and implement a risk management strategy and plan and prepare risk assessments, analyses, studies, and recommendations with mitigation steps and timelines.
  • Identify and analyze metrics to track process performance and program/project cost, schedule, and performance; monitor the use of the metrics, and evolve as needed.
  • Lead, facilitate, advise, and participate in program reviews, IPTs, program/special advisory boards, off-site meetings, working groups, audit teams, etc.
  • Advise customers on current DoD policies and procedures to support major program decisions and recommend strategies and techniques for successful conclusions; lead/participate in all aspects of strategic planning, from the portfolio level to the project level, acquisition planning, investment planning, and stakeholder management; lead/perform contract management activities, including applying policy, guidance, and expertise in contracting fundamentals, legal considerations, contract pricing, source selection planning, contract status tracking and reporting, intellectual property rights, contract related documentation.
  • Provide oral and written communications to capture working-level data/information, team recommendations, courses of analyses, etc.; and to interface with program leadership, senior commands, and other stakeholders across the Army; develop, review, and update decision briefings, charters, MOAs, MOUs, and organizational charts to enable more effective communication and organization for the program and stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned .

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree preferred with 6+ years of experience
  • 12+ years of relevant work experience
  • Army program experience and background preferred
  • Prior DoD Acquisition Program/Product Manager experience - Agile preferred
  • PMP or equivalent based on experience or equivalent certifications or both
  • Active Secret clearance required with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Senior-level working knowledge and application of DoD 5000 and 8000 series and DoD acquisition and contract processes, procedures, and guidance (expert level preferred).
  • Extensive experience in DoD acquisition planning and execution, including preparation and review of all milestone documents and briefings to support milestone decisions.
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodology.
  • DoD Acquisition Certifications (DAWIA) in Program Management, other complementary DAWIA certifications preferred.
  • Executive-level coordination, organization, teaming, and communication skills.
  • Executive-level organizational, scheduling, and prioritization skills and maintain a high level of confidentiality, ethics, and integrity.
  • Ability to work well individually or in a group setting with senior government officials and industry representatives.
  • Ability to work under consistent pressure and time constraints.
  • Ability to quickly respond to time-critical queries from leadership.
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Office, Outlook, and Project; Visio; proficient in Jira, Confluence, and the Atlassian family of tools within 90 days.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision or guidance.

How you'll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their careers to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

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Chenega MIOS's culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

Corporate citizenship

Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our team members, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

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