May 16, 2024

Software/Hardware Project Manager - Mid to Expert Level (MD, TX)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
Information Technology Management

Job Description

Software/Hardware Project Managers leverage their knowledge and experience in Agile software development and/or hardware systems architecture to deliver software and/or hardware products and services.To successfully deliver technical system within our environment, applicants must have a thorough understanding of the following: Agile software development lifecycle, requirement elicitation/assessment/tracking, system/software design, software development, system acquisition/assembly, testing, implementation, and deployment. They are responsible for identifying and tracking milestones, planning, allocating resources, and projecting and tracking costs and schedules throughout each lifecycle phase. They articulate vital project statuses to senior leadership, decision makers, and stakeholders in the form of briefings and written reports. Software/Hardware Project Managers play a vital role in guiding a team or multiple teams to complete the technical aspect of a scoped project by: 1. Engaging with customers to identify technical needs and develop requirements 2. Assessing and tracking software/hardware system requirements and project status 3. Leading projects through full life cycle development in an Agile software environment 4. Identifying and tracking project milestones 5. Planning and allocating resources 6. Projecting and tracking costs and schedules 7. Articulating project status to decision makers and stakeholders

NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to actively engage in technical assignments in conjunction with leading technical teams to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. Apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information. If you want to develop technologies and tools and be a part of cutting edge innovations, join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science professionals!

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Computer Science (CS) or related field (e.g., Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Network Engineering). Degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Security, Networking (Systems Administration), and Information Assurance may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following foundational CS areas: algorithms; computer architecture (not network architecture); programming methodologies and languages; data structures; logic and computation; and upper-level mathematics (for example: calculus, discrete mathematics). Relevant experience must be in engineering hardware or software over their lifecycle (i.e., requirements analysis, software design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance) and managing IT development projects (e.g., network, software, hardware, computer security). Experience may also include programming. FULL PERFORMANCE Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position SENIOR Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. An Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. EXPERT Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. An Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning, Agile knowledge/experience, SDLC knowledge/experience and who possesses strong communication (oral and written) skills for an audience of varied technical background and seniority, problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - Motivated - Accountable - Adaptable - Detail-oriented - Customer service & requirements oriented - Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel) Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: - Computer Science - Computer Security - Computer Forensics - Network Engineering - Computer Engineering - Software Engineering - Systems Engineering - Mathematics - Physics - Electrical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or DAWIA certifications are preferred.

Pay: Salary offers based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary Range: $102,477 - $191,900 (Full Performance, Senior, Expert Levels) Salary ranges vary by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. This position is hiring for Maryland and Texas. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements.

How to apply

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