• Senior Risk Manager

    Job ID 2018-1299
    Job Locations US-Remote
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.


    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation is seeking a Sr. Risk Manager to join our growing team.


    The Senior Risk Manager will have experience with IT projects and supporting business, functional, and technical project/program activities. S/he will also possess familiarity with agile IT system development and excellent understanding of IT risk management.  



    • Tracking and interpreting performance metrics; gathering, documenting, analyzing and reporting data related to specific IT projects, programs and initiatives from a risk management perspective
    • Developing and implementing a Risk Management Plan and approach
    • Applying extensive experience in the review of program risk data and performing detailed risk analyses including documentation of findings and proposed risk mitigation plan for each risk
    • Considering risks introduced by business and IT processes, and investments
    • Creating an overall view of program risk based on individual discrete risk elements and coordinate with program team to identify new creative and strategic approaches for mitigating and managing risks
    • Briefing senior staff on risk analysis and status using routine, ad hoc, written and oral reports
    • Ensuring that all risks are properly documented and updated weekly in all required repositories and reports; including briefing to VA leadership team of high risks.
    • Reviewing, assessing, updating and/or creating risk management strategies aligned with emerging VA methods, tools and resources
    • Developing risk treatments by selecting and implementing measures to control and mitigate risks including activities to avoid risks, transfer risks and finance risks
    • Monitoring and reviewing processes to ensure risk and compliance arrangements are in place and impact on risk mitigation
    • Conducting audits of policy and compliance to standards, including liaison with internal and external auditors as needed
    • Identifying, documenting and communication of risks and issues
    • Creating and maintaining issues log at the portfolio, program and project level


    • 10 years of related work experience
    • Strong data and risk analysis skills required
    • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office suite required
    • Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong aptitude to learn and adapt to technology
    • Ability to adapt well to diverse environments
    • Ability to communicate clearly with all levels in an organization
    • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in dynamic team environment
    • Experience supporting Federal clients
    • Experience supporting Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Honorably discharged Veteran (preferred)


    • Ability to obtain an Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) clearance


    • Remote

    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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