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Program Manager

Type: Full-time
Category: Program Manager
Location: Ft. Belvoir, VA
Clearance: TS/SCI



As the Program Manager on our Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Data Science Support Team you will collaborate with multiple stakeholders to assure DTRA’s mission to provide a continuous data science rapid prototyping capability as a service, which the government then employs in a portfolio of 6-18 month projects that deliver operational prototypes to Combatant Commands, Military Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.), and Special Operation Force (SOF).

This program provides support to DTRA’s Advanced Data Science Team (ADST) whose role it is to maintains a responsive, flexible capability for rapid prototyping of data science solutions and capabilities (data integration, analysis, visualization, etc.) in support of Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction/Counter Proliferation mission requirements. The Program Manager will manage within a team-based Agile environment, and the Government ADST product owner will specify high-level requirements/capabilities to the Agile team.

Location: Ft. Belvoir, VA with time spent at NT Concepts HQ in Tyson’s Corner, VA. (Some telework may be an option during the COVID Pandemic).


The Program Manager oversees a multi-disciplined team of up to 35 with skillsets covering project management, software development, data science, data analytics, geospatial analysis, UI/UX interfaces, plans & operations, and training. This group will be divided and deployed as needed to develop multiple and simultaneous rapid prototypes and assist in the transition to end owners/users. The team will be divided between Ft. Belvoir and NT Concepts offices and will include subcontractors.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure all objectives and agreed upon deliverables are clearly planned, documented, monitored, and reported upon in accordance with an integrated project schedule.
  • Give direction to rapid prototyping team leads
  • Management of subcontractors
  • Represent NT Concepts as the main point of contact for contract performance.
  • Ensure communication with Government Product Managers and NT Concepts data science teams are supporting quality performance, transparency, and accountability.
  • Proactively address risks and challenges to achieve programmatic success.
  • Ensure administrative support of data science teams to include travel planning, contract reporting, talent management is supported by NT Concepts back office.
  • Ensure end customers (Combatant Commands, Military Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.), and Special Operation Force (SOF) are satisfied with delivered prototypes
  • Support, planning, and conducting periodic management reviews.



  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or a related field with 10 years of experience (4 additional years of relevant experience substitutes for a BS)
  • U.S. citizen with an active Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • Working knowledge of data science, AI/ML, Agile software development practices
  • Exposure to DoD data analytic needs and associated tactical programs
  • Managing rapid prototyping teams
  • Program Management experience within DOD with a preference for DTRA
  • Ability to travel overseas in support of the DTRA mission as required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, e-mail, and telework software
  • Prolonged periods setting at a desk and working on a computer

Desired Experience:

  • Program Manager experience leading and managing Cost Plus Fixed or Award Fee programs
  • Current PMI PMP certification
  • Familiarity with the following tool sets: Sharepoint, Testflight, Attack the Network Toolsuite (ANTS), ArcGIS, Analyst Notebook, CIDNE
  • Understanding and experience working within the DTRA Research Directorate
  • Understanding of Combatant Commands, Military Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.), and Special Operation Force (SOF) mission sets as they relate to countering weapons of mass destruction/ counter proliferation

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds at times


Working at NT Concepts means that you are part of an innovative, agile company dedicated to solving the most critical challenges in National Security. We're expert leaders and problem solvers who roll up our sleeves to get the job done. We're passionate, curious, and committed to doing important work. At the same time, we're life-long learners, avid mentors, and we like to have fun.

We're looking for the best and the brightest to join us in supporting the mission of National Security. If meaningful work, initiative, creativity, and continuous self-improvement are important to your career, join our growing talent network and discover What's Next for you.

NT Concepts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions. Contact us if you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process. All resumes are held in confidence. NT Concepts participates in E-Verify.