IDEMIA National Security Solutions is looking for a Sr. Program Director for Biometric Forensics which will be a client-facing expert responsible for conducting organized analytical assessments and evaluations to understand and/or evaluate complex issues and for providing solutions to difficult technical challenges.
Essential Job Functions (includes but is not limited to):
Performs advanced technical research and analysis on biometrics, forensics and identities intelligence to drive client deliverables
Assists with strategic guidance of the firm's biometric portfolio
Works closely with clients, potential vendors, and other experts to make technical recommendations in support of the client's unique mission and requirements
Leads structured requirements gathering, evaluation, integration, implementation, and operation of biometric systems and programs to meet clients' needs
Develops, recommends, and integrates biometric techniques, tools, and processes into operational environments
Analyzes and provides recommendations on forensics and biometrics issues and assists in the development, staffing and implementation of policy and strategy
Manage the budget of the delivery program throughout the life of the program; update and publish ETC /EACs monthly.
Hold project kick-off meeting to review specifications, schedule and team roles and responsibilities.
Direct the development of detailed customer requirements, installation and/or system integration plans in conjunction with system engineering.
Maintain communication with systems engineer and technical management to ensure timely resolution of any technical problems or questions.
Be the primary representative and work closely with the on-site Project manager managing the client's expectations and act as company liaison during the entire course of project.
Hold regular project meetings with the project team to monitor project execution, control project scope, schedule and budget and manage change.
Facilitate project team's navigation through company's program delivery methodology and enforce gate checklists completion throughout transition to ongoing solution support and maintenance.
Properly close the project, including completion of the delivery to operations handoff checklist and holding a project close meeting with the team.
Note: In addition to the Essential Functions, also performs similar work-related duties as assigned.
Ten plus years professional experience including five years in project/program management.
Must have a minimum of five years of specialized experience in Biometrics and Forensics analysis, defense acquisitions, capability development and program integration, documentation, and test and evaluation
Must demonstrate a proficient knowledge of:
DOD forensics/biometrics policy and strategy, DoD staffing processes and OSD/Service level issue
Biometric requirements, identity Operations, biometrics and forensics operations.
Extensive project management experience in leading cross-functional teams from project conception, through development, test, pilot and delivery.
Strong leadership and organizational skills with the ability to manage a geographically distributed or matrix team.
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently.
Prior experience working with state or federal government and formal procurement process (RFP).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and Customer relationship and interfacing Skills.
Strong proficiency in MS Office applications including MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.
Demonstrated successful track record delivering complex information technology based systems in emerging markets.
Ability to collaborate with and manage vendors to SOWs.
Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance preferred
Must be US Citizen with no Dual Citizenship
IDEMIA is an equal opportunity employer.
We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.