Program Manager at Octo

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Octo is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Job Description

As the Program Manager you shall act as the overall lead, manager, and administrator for the effort. You will direct efforts of cross-competency teams including Contractors at multiple locations and shall serve as the primary interface and POC with Government program authorities and representatives on technical and project issues. As PM, you will be responsible for regularly briefing leadership on program status and milestones. You will oversee Contractor personnel project operations by developing procedures, planning and directing execution of the contractual, technical, multi-disciplinary engineering, programming, maintenance, and administrative support effort, and monitoring and reporting progress.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions.

Program Mission

This project supports accelerating the scaling of Artificial Intelligence and its impact across the Department of Defense. Working closely with the Services, Combatant Commands, and other Components, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) identifies appropriate use cases for AI across DoD, rapidly pilots solutions, and scales impact across our enterprise.
Skills & Requirements
***Must be able to comply with Executive Order No 13991.***

  • Must be an employee of the prime offeror or have an offer of employment from the prime offeror that the PM intends to accept in the event of an award being made to the offeror.
  • Possess a minimum of ten years of Project Management experience managing complex projects in an IT engineering or big data environment.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification, or equivalent program or project management certification.
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC P/PM) Level 3.
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Program Management certification.
  • Possess a minimum of five years of experience managing projects utilizing non-traditional program management methodologies (e.g., agile) in a big data environment.
  • Possess a minimum of ten years of experience in an IC, military, or other Government environment performing in a related subject area (e.g., project management, engineering, computer science) to that of the CO

Desired Skills
  • Possess a Master of Business and Management (MBM), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), or a master's degree in a related technical discipline (e.g., Engineering, Computer Science, or Electronics).

Years of Experience: 8 years of experience or more

Education: Bachelor's degree or Equivalent Experience

Location: Washington, DC

Clearance: Active Secret Clearance Required

Octo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.
More Information on Octo
Octo operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in Reston, VA, Columbia, MD, Alexandria, VA, Burlington, MA, Greenwood Village, CO and Phoenix, AZ. Octo was founded in 2006. It has 1001 total employees. To see all 21 open jobs at Octo, click here.
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