Leidos Project / Program Manager in CARSON, California


The Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Project Manager (PM) to work in our Carson, CA office.

In this capacity, the PM will be responsible for the overall project management function of the DCMA IT program. This position will also be responsible for the design, configuration, and maintenance of Active Directory and Windows Server environment.

The DCMA IT PM leads, directs and monitors overall project and contract performance. The individual will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with clients’ overall management plan.

Project Management Functions:

Oversight and management of the onsite day-to-day activities of the DCMA IT contract.

Manage client expectations and provide leadership to the cross-functional implementation team.

Personnel management, task management, financial and budget oversight, technical performance, and customer satisfaction.

Maintain and develop organizational culture, values and reputation with all staff, customers, suppliers, partners and regulatory/official bodies.

Oversight of large and complex program that includes facility and logistics for very large team.

Meet regularly with government leads to ensure issues are promptly resolved and to enhance communications, performance and reporting.

Work with government clients to establish priorities, including staffing actions, documented processes and quality control measures.

Develop and coach effective team leads.

Technical Duties include:

Proven expertise in designing and architecting domain consolidation projects.

Design and architect Active Directory Infrastructures, including design and implementation of Group Policy, domain consolidation for multiple large scale organizations.

Utilize logical problem solving to find creative solutions to problems in the environment on a broad scale.

Plan and execute Active Directory Domain level upgrades.

Support integration and authentication projects for 3rd party vendor solutions, SSO, cloud hosting.

Plan and design Group Policy Objects as requested to ensure compliance of company policies for servers and user end-point devices.

Troubleshoot and resolve Active Directory, GPO, Kerberos, Active Directory Federated Services, Forefront Identity Manager and other password/identity management systems.

Assist in management and support of internal and external DNS systems. Assist in management and support of internal DHCP architecture and scoping.

Work with stakeholders and other technical teams to collect business and technical requirements and design / deliver enterprise level solutions.

Create and update technical documentation of operating procedures as needed.

Maintain standards for installation of infrastructure software / hardware installations.

Serve as a technical expert for tier 1 and tier 2 support groups

Collaborate and communicates with architects with internal departments and vendor partners. Own and lead discussions in business and technical information technology solution implementations, upgrades, enhancement and conversions. Recommends solutions as appropriate.

Support IT goals and objectives including measures and projects.

Provide problem solving leadership based on experience with the technology.

Act as a member of the Windows Active Directory Domain Administrator Support Team in providing timely and efficient support to assigned operations; coordinate day-to-day operations, apply security patches/fixes and anti-virus updates as released by software manufacturers and anti-virus vendors, create and implement domain level security policies such as authentication mechanisms, password policies and rules, IPSEC policies etc., review domain level rights and privileges and perform changes to the same as appropriate, and maintenance in a critical enterprise-class servers.

Collaborate in assessing current and expected Windows infrastructure needs, configuration, maintenance, optimization and documentation of Windows infrastructure.

Follow and apply configuration and security standards and policies within a defined Change Management process.

Assist with implementing solutions for hardware and software. Implement common preventive maintenance practices for hardware and software.

Ensure that system improvements and changes are implemented correctly and completely, and monitor all effects of the modifications.

Manage a large, complex site or networks

Provide after hours and on-call support as part of a rotation.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.


  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), ComptTIA Security +Ce


  • 8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.

  • Active Secret Level Security Clearance

  • Must possess proven experience working with a large enterprise distributed computing environment.

  • These experiences should include: Directory Services Infrastructure architect/design/support; a strong understanding of architecting and configuring Microsoft Windows OS technology including: AD Forests, Domains, Trusts, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy and Organizational Units.**

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.