Dovel Technologies

Senior Program Manager

# of Openings
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


Dovel Technologies, LLC provides leading edge software and application development services specializing in mission driven solutions that address complex business processes and technology challenges. We practice CMMI ML3 processes and delivery solutions and are an innovative mission oriented technology company focused on complex business and technical challenges, ensuring solutions support the achievement of your mission. Our team creates software solutions that help customers communicate, access, and store mission critical information. Dovel is instrumental in the design and implementation of some of the most mission critical and innovative systems in government today.




Dovel Technologies is currently searching for a Senior-level Program Manager to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in the Washington, DC Metro area.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager will be responsible for managing and leading the project team throughout the solution implementation in accordance with the DHS Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) Guidebook. The Program Manager will ensure that the project is successfully delivered per scope, schedule, and budget, and will track metrics in software delivery through the development lifecycle.

Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain program management support services, tailoring the project management approach to team and project needs.
  • Ensures appropriate technical activities are planned and implemented.
  • Analyze programmatic needs and tailor industry best practices to suit the environment; apply a wide range of traditional and agile principles to provide responsive and effective solutions.
  • Apply knowledge of federal government planning, programming, and budgeting as well as resource planning and execution processes, to support customer program planning, decision briefings, and progress assessment across multiple projects.
  • Work with stakeholders to define clear project objectives and requirements, agree on priorities, communicate progress updates and demonstrations, and provide responsive change management in frequent planning/re-planning meetings.
  • Oversee requirements in business cases, project charters, and project plans.
  • Work with cross-functional teams, vendor, subcontractors, and solution providers, with diverse technical skill sets to support successful program execution.
  • Track progress and report on status and metrics at task/work package and project level.
  • Create project management dashboard for providing timely progress information to project teams and customer management.
  • Raise issues and exceptions; follow-through to resolution.
  • Devise clear risk mitigation strategies and engage appropriate stakeholders.








  • B.S. in Computer Science or Information Management or Engineering
  • Experience working with DHS or FEMA enterprise and associated legacy systems is important, not required
  • Minimum ten years of IT Project Management experience, focusing on IT development projects
  • In-depth Agile Program Management Experience
  • Experience managing Development/Secure/Operations (DevSecOps) programs/projects for more than two years
  • Experience managing scrum teams and working in agile environments
  • Experience as a manager for an IT infrastructure and helpdesk/service desk contracts
  • Client interface experience; proven experience managing client expectations & relationships
  • Prior experience managing and/or participating in large, integrated teams including client and other third-party vendors
  • Proven knowledge of program management, performance management, finance and governmental procurement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in presenting material to senior Government officials
  • Innovative and forward-thinking
  • Exceptional attention to detail and willingness to support the development of documentation and peer reviews
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to provide required information and comply with all necessary instructions to complete the background investigation process to gain public trust clearance


  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) required
  • ITIL v3 preferred  
  • SAFe Framework certified preferred or other agile framework best practices

Dovel Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled



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