Senior Program Manager

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Requisition ID
Position Category
Project and Program Management
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


As a Senior Program Manager, the candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the contract including staffing, financial management, as well as technical and programmatic reporting. He/she will be responsible for overseeing employees and subcontractors. A familiarity with and ability to manage LOE and completion contract types is key as well as a basic understanding of cost reimbursable contracts. Candidate will direct the work of employees and subcontractors assigned to the program from the technical and administrative areas and provides leadership and mentoring to the team. The candidate is expected to work seamlessly with the COTR and key customer decision makers to maintain the technical/cost/schedule baseline and generate deliverables. The Senior Program Manager will work with the customer to define tasks and set expectations.


Responsible for the successful technical, schedule, and cost performance of a major program in accordance with contract requirements and company policies, procedures, and guidelines.  Prepare Staffing Plans, including skill and labor mix, to support contract operations. May be responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring staff. Assign staff and provide technical direction as necessary to complete task. Monitor contract, subcontract, and funding; prepare forecasts of program financial performance. Develop and deliver required contract, departmental, project and/or financial reports. Assist new staff members in starting work on new tasks. Coordinate with Security on crossover and orientation, and provide time and attendance instructions and assistance as needed.


  • Requires Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, business management or related field with 12 to 15 years experience
  • 10 years of program management experience with related experience as the Program Manager for software development contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to work and quickly transition across multiple tasks
  • Experience managing multiple contract types
  • Working knowledge of the customer processes, programs, and policies
  • Expert representational, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, logical, and concise products
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to interface effectively via written and oral forums with personnel at all levels of government
  • Expert skills using MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated expert ability to effectively work with senior and executive level government staff
  • PMP or similar Certification
  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$176,000 - $282,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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