• Senior Project Manager

    Location US-MD-Silver Spring
    Job ID
    Information Technology/Programming
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.

    The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for leading software & web application development projects for both new & existing projects in the Health Technology Solutions organization. This position will interface with internal and external clients to ensure overall technical project objectives are met and delivered. Candidate must have experience within a matrixed resource environment while managing multiple projects and priorities. Software, data and web project experience is required with Federal/government contracts preferred.




    • Deliver technical projects within scope, schedule and budget constraints, while meeting or exceeding client satisfaction
    • Developing project work plan schedules, milestones, cost estimates and budgets
    • Provide timely project status reporting, issues/risk logs and schedule updates to Senior HTS managers
    • Facilitate requirements and/or manage business analyst work with project team and clients
    • Establish milestones, anticipate issues, and monitor adherence to project scope, schedules, requirements, and to the SSS software development process
    • Follows CMMI-Dev Level 3 and assists other project team members to ensure project compliance for periodic software quality assurance audits
    • Break complex problems/ideas, research technical solutions and create implementation plans
    • Drive effective teamwork, communication and collaboration to achieve results across projects
    • Develop a strong understanding of the business, strategic direction, organizational structure and overall business goals
    • Pro-actively seek new opportunities for HTS project work via networking, client meetings or current projects
    • Proposal assistance for writing or editing on select HTS or SSS opportunities


    • Bachelor’s Degree plus 10+ years of experience managing technical projects/programs
    • Experience managing multiple projects, budgets and resources at the same time
    • Experience managing iterative or Agile projects
    • Experience working with Project Management & technical management tools such as SharePoint, TFS, Jira
    • Experience working within formal quality framework (CMMI, ISO) preferred
    • Proven communication skills working with all levels of staff plus internal & external clients

     Other Qualifications

    • Exposure to government contracts/projects
    • Experience working with marketing/business development teams, proposal contributions

    SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


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