Program Manager, CoE Lead

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Job ID 2021-2093
# of Openings


REI Systems has delivered innovative solutions that empower people and impact millions of lives since 1989. Our 500+ problem-solving technologists and consultants are passionate about modernizing the government to fulfill their missions more effectively. Our customers include Government Operations, Homeland Security, Health, Science, Financial Services, and State, Local, and Nonprofits. We take a Mindful Modernization approach in providing Application Modernization, Data Analytics, Grants Management, Small Business Innovation Research Programs, and Advisory Services. Delivering domain experts, management consultants, and best-fit technologies through agile execution, along with a commitment to customer service is the REI Way.


REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The PM provides leadership, oversight, and management of a complex program, which covers a portfolio of projects and programs; ensures performance against contract and program requirements; serves as a single point of accountability and responsibility to the government; coordinates and ensures completion of deliverables, and other contractual requirements; performs risk management; develops and implements long-term strategies, roadmaps, and monitors execution to ensure alignment of tactical activities; manages program budget, evaluates performance against design and schedule requirements and constraints; provides oversight across range of project-types (waterfall, agile, lean, etc.) and project complexities; consults and advises senior Federal leadership; ensures Federal leaders have actionable information in a timely manner necessary to obtain decision/guidance to facilitate program execution.


This Program Manager position is required to formulate and lead a Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) implementation for a federal government agency.

  • Develop and communicate the vision and strategy for the agency-wide RPA CoE
  • Develop, communicate, and secure buy-in for the principles, practices and guidelines required for orchestrating the RPA platform across agency-wide business and technical stakeholders.
  • Identify and execute on the short-term and long-term goals for the RPA CoE
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a communications plan for sharing the knowledge base with members, agency executives, internal and external stakeholders
  • Recommend training, technical assistance, on-demand trainings, and other opportunities to advance enterprise and program staff’s knowledge about RPA process and technical details
  • Lead a small agile team to develop training material for the business and technical stakeholders to develop proof-of-concepts, pilot, and production solution for the RPA tool
  • Create and implement a budget for the CoE, including planning and implementing funding mechanisms, break-even attainment, and a future revenue base
  • Recruit and network with key thought leaders in the field, including formation of a panel of experts to help identify best practices in the industry
  • Where appropriate, coordinate training, knowledge sharing, networking, and other key CoE activities/initiatives


At least 10+ years related work experience with the following qualifications:

  • Project Management experience in planning, estimating, resourcing, executing, monitoring, and managing information technology projects, preferably in technical areas such as:
    • Business value driven requirement gathering
    • Agile software application development and modernization
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, execute, and monitor projects requiring compliance with:
    • Software Project management frameworks and systems engineering lifecycles
    • Agile software development lifecycles
    • Task level cost and schedule estimation, tracking, reporting, and management
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, influence and manage diverse stakeholders of Senior Management and Executives in the federal government across different business domains.
  • Demonstrated passion to make a difference and a self-started/go-getter to cut through the maze of bureaucratic government to achieve intended outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills in writing, speaking and print design/posting
  • Adept at using strategic leadership skills to collaborate with, lead and guide the work of individuals and groups that have higher levels of expertise and authority
  • Effectively network with a wide range of people and organizations.
  • Ability to collect and synthesize complex set of information/requirements/data
  • Can discern long-term trends in the field as separate from short-term fads
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or higher in a related area preferred.


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