Tista Science and Technology Corporation

  • Program Manager

    Job ID 2018-1522
    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology (IT) 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 to hire a Program Manager to join our growing team in Austin!

    TISTA is seeking a Program Manager to provide management, direction, administration, quality assurance, and leadership of project staff execution for each of the assigned Service Programs. This person will provide on-site, day-to-day support of financial services programs and projects including quality monitoring and SME-level inputs to improve the overall performance of the assigned programs/projects. Responsibilities include risk management, configuration management, and budget and cost analysis, release support, and assessment and authorization support to VA IT development/ sustainment project(s).  


    • Provide day-to-day management guidance and direction to project personnel in the execution of tasks defined in the PWS
    • Use proven project management and software development methodologies, including Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), SAFe, VIP and Process Asset Library (PAL) that assure that all contract-driven activities are identified, documented, and tracked so that the contract shall continuously be evaluated and monitored for timely and quality service.
    • Proactively monitor the performance of Programs and Program-related Projects
    • Provide expert SME input to PMO and client leadership that will improve the overall maturity of the PMO and programs responsible for.
    • Manage team assignments and oversee daily tasking of project teams in close collaboration with Scrum Masters
    • Maintain and improve Program/project related process documents in the PM Playbook
    • Act as primary interface with the client and ensure client’s needs are met within the scope of this project and our contract
    • Provide project financial and resource management to ensure programs/projects are staffed adequately to meet all time-lines and requirements in scope
    • Identify, communicate, mitigate and manage project risks; provide weekly updates to Portfolio Risk Manager on issues/risks requiring escalation
    • Manage resources and project to cost, schedule and performance, aligned with time-lines established in the Project schedule, prepare weekly resource utilization reports and monitor progress
    • Prepare and deliver on time input to contractual deliverables such dashboards, pipeline, and monthly status reports
    • Provide quality assurance over program/project deliverables and ensure timely submission of all contractual deliverables
    • Participate in PI-Planning sessions and support Portfolio Director as required and keep the tap on project life-cycle within the programs and ROI tracking for service line managers
    • Apply scaled lean agile methodology and framework (SAFe)
    • Manage the project in compliance with VA’s Veteran-focused Integration Process (VIP) governance model
    • Manage multiple projects aligned with the program/service line
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of full systems development life cycle, enterprise-wide network engineering, strategic information planning, business process re-engineering, structure and management practices


    • Minimum 10 years’ experience required
    • 5 years of experience leading a program using Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and SAFe
    • Experience managing program management tasks within VA, specifically working knowledge of VA’s VIP management process and Rational Tool Suite
    • Knowledge of methodologies, technologies, frameworks, and toolsets such as Agile methodology, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Pega technology, IBM Rational toolset, VIP, Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge, Lean Six Sigma (LSS), and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technology
    • Deep understanding of scaled agile development methodologies (SAFe)


    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific /technical discipline
    • Additional 8 years’ relevant experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree
    • Certified in Leading SAFe 4.5 (or higher) (required)
    • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • Certified Scrum Master (preferred)


    • Ability to obtain Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) clearance


    • Austin, TX

    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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