Project Manager- #0003497

Baltimore, Maryland
The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 20, 2021
Nov 24, 2021
Full Time

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission science operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories. Our world-class astronomical research center is based on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. (Click here to learn more about STScI). STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all. (Click here to learn more about our culture)

STScI is seeking a Senior Project Manager who will be responsible for successfully leading and managing Information Technology and other business projects while working as part of a team in the Information and Technology Services Division (ITSD). 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

The ideal candidate shall possess knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Leading medium to large scale IT projects utilizing a waterfall, Agile or a hybrid framework throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Portfolio, Program and Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Change Management
  • Proficiency in Program and Project Management Tools
  • IT processes

Candidate should possess the following "soft" skills:

  • Demonstrated communication skills with ability to successfully communicate with a wide variety of staff members, such as technical staff, C-level leaders, visitors and guests
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems in real time
  • Proven ability to collaborate with staff having diverse viewpoints, objectives and styles
  • Proven ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities 
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Adept at balancing multiple priorities and multi-tasking
  • Ability to successfully work in high pressure situations
  • Ability to successfully train, coach and mentor others

Education/ Experience/Certifications: 

Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Software Engineering with a minimum of six year’s project management experience in a formal IT organization.  PMI certification such as PMP, ACP and experience working across multiple subsystems is required, Agile Certifications preferred.  Note: Substitution of additional relevant education or experience for stated qualifications may be considered. The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Candidates must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. ITAR clearance is required.

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package (Click here to explore our benefits).

TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application.  Applications received by October 29, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

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STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities (Click here to learn more about how we foster Diversity & Inclusion). Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements that are included for protection and to assist us in our record-keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

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