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Senior Director, Public Sector - Program Management

Company: Lumen
Location: Herndon
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

About Lumen
Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen's network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role
The Senior Director, Public Sector Program Management for Intel/Special programs provides overall guidance for a portfolio of contracts, programs and projects supporting US government customers, including successful implementation and expansion over contract life cycles. Contract functions include Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of a government owned network, integration engineering, security, information technology (IT), financial program control, configuration management, Inside Plant (ISP)/Outside Plant (OSP) engineering/construction/installation, contract compliance, and project management. The team executes multiple simultaneous activities in project management (technical and non-technical), network deployments and sustainment, and a 24x7 Network Operations Center. Significant customer and Lumen management coordination and interaction required to successfully direct contract performance.

The Main Responsibilities
--- Provide oversight, coordination, and implementation of program requirements
--- Plans, integrates, and directs cross-functional customer engagements at all levels by non-sales and sales teams to grow the business and ensure customer satisfaction; responsible for a holistic approach to the development of program solutions and process, enabling and equipping innovation
--- Develop instrumentation approach for the business to assess performance vs. targets, refine strategic vision and identify additional areas for improvement, including all key leading indicators from a financial and operational perspective; provide analysis and implement actions on metrics to enhance productivity
--- Directs the development of program and processes/procedures to ensure sponsor network operates efficiently, and addresses problems and deficiencies swiftly
--- Oversees the selection, implementation, operation, and maintenance of proper equipment to satisfy the government's technical requirements
--- Responsible for securing classified contract(s) and successful implementation and expansion over the contract life cycle
--- Develops and drives customer engagement at executive level to ensure customer driven methodologies, procedures, and systems in assigned programs and achieve a second-to-none customer experience; direct interface to the customer and Lumen senior leadership on service-related issues
--- Review Requests for Engineering Change Proposals, Requests for Proposals, Statements of Work, and Request for Information ensuring responses meet mission needs, fit within Lumen capabilities and are compliant and competitive
--- Manage complex spend plans and ensures aspects of the program are operating within established budgets
--- Assess and mitigate operational risks and issues, applying corporate resources and escalating to upper management as required
--- Provide guidance to assess and mitigate operational risks and issues
--- Address key issues in organizing teams and determine methods for working with executive management, customers, and project stakeholders to foster effective communications on programs and/or projects
--- Develops and oversees a personnel development plan that ensures team members maintain and expand technical knowledge and skill sets
--- Motivate, coach, and develop program management individual contributors and managers, resolve organizational conflict, remove implementation delivery and revenue generating barriers, and provide positive recognition and feedback to employees and ecosystem partners.

What We Look For in a Candidate
--- Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI access mandatory at start; ability to be cleared for additional program access as required; must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information via government security re-investigation
--- 15+ years leadership experience with Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline or equivalent work experience, 12+ years with Master's degree.
--- Minimum 8-10 years' experience with preferred focus in Program/Project management, leading large organizations, operational support, technology implementation, and/or managing complex networks. Experience in solution development and Program/Project management leading security focused DoD and/or intelligence programs and projects.
--- Full life-cycle development, a demonstrated ability to provide guidance and direction, proven experience in management and control of funds and resources, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks
--- Industry certifications preferred such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) foundation, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
--- Strategic visionary with exceptionally strong written and verbal communication, persuasion, and analytical problem-solving skills. Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, SharePoint, Project, and PowerPoint) required.
--- Ability to build and maintain a constructive team spirit where team members are committed to the goals and objective. Proven ability to form and develop teams to achieve cooperation and synergy in a matrixed environment. Evidence of ability to shape teams with a commitment to company core values that outperform expectations with respect to assigned goals and objectives.
--- Ability to travel 15%

Requisition #: 326056

When applying for a position, you may be subject to a background screen (criminal records check, motor vehicle report, and/or drug screen), depending on the requirements for the position. More information on what's included in these checks can be found in the Post Offer section of our FAQ page . Job-related concerns noted in the background screen may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Salary Range Salary Min : 135540

Salary Max : 301680

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here.

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

Salary Range Salary Min : 135540

Salary Max : 301680

This information reflects the base salary pay range for this job based on current national market data. Ranges may vary based on the job's location. We offer competitive pay that varies based on individual experience, qualifications and other relevant factors. We encourage you to apply to positions that you are interested in and for which you believe you are qualified. To learn more, you are welcome to discuss with us as you move through the selection process.

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