Senior Project Manager (GOV)

ABOUT PRAESES

Praeses is a dynamic software and services company, offering solutions to customers in both the public and private sectors. With over three decades of IT experience, Praeses serves as a trusted technology advisor and as a technology product innovator. 

The Government Programs division focus on delivering better information to decision-makers in our nation’s toughest missions. Whether it be coordinating disaster response or AI-driven analysis automation, we take a visionary approach to solving hard problems and moving our nation forward. Our mission is simple – to support the missions of our customers through technology innovation. 

OUR WORK IS CHALLENGING AND GAME CHANGING

We are a team of technologists and researchers that work with government agencies, research labs, and academia on hard problems.  The kind of problems that have plagued organizations for years and have gone unsolved by traditional contracting companies. We dive head first into those problems, come up with the mad-scientist ideas that haven’t been tried before, and then make them a reality.  Our work is product-focused, with an eye to bring all our technologies to global markets.  Example initiatives include:

  • Real-time data sharing for Natural Disaster Response across organizations like FEMA, DoD, local jurisdictions, and volunteer groups
  • Automated analysis and modeling tools for software engineers
  • Modeling and Simulation software for avionics
  • Health and human services data management
  • Data fusion and Common Operating Picture (COP)
  • Command Center modernization for military operations
  • AI analysis of radar, sensor, and video data
  • Smart hearing protection for soldiers that lets in voices and environment, but not ear-damaging gunfire
  • Mobile Situational Awareness for warfighters

WE’RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Praeses will give you an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and alongside some of the brightest people in the industry. The environment is energetic and fast-paced – we’re a bunch of nerds working on hard and exciting projects. Every engineer here has a voice in what we do and how we do it, and we’re all passionate about our work. We believe in collaboration and creating an open platform to share ideas. We are focused on your success and provide an environment designed to foster personal and professional growth. Our benefits are competitive, and our culture makes this both a fun and rewarding place to be.

Job Description

We are seeking Senior Project Managers to work on the Rook Platform – a technology that provides data fusion, collaboration, information sharing, and data visualization. Specifically, Rook is the underpinnings for 2 key programs:

  • When a hurricane or earthquake strikes, the response is a complex coordination between local authorities, national agencies such as FEMA, military organizations, and volunteer groups. Critical information is spread across systems on many networks and in many information repositories. Communications are strained in disaster-affected areas. CURE allows coalitions to share real-time data across unintegrated systems, perform analysis, coordinate responses, and provide situational awareness up to decision makers and down to responders in the field. CURE is both the ecosystem which will drive better information sharing and a series of capabilities to enable it.
  • A command center modernization effort for critical military operations. Information comes in from a multitude of systems, and decisions are being made with manual correlation of the data that resides in them. Watchtower ingests data from disparate systems scattered across the mission space, fuses the data, provides AI-driven analysis, and provides mission operators with better information in a configurable operating picture. 

 

Summary of the Position

This position has responsibility for being the intermediary between the client and the technical teams.
 

    Responsibilities

    This individual will be responsible for the following:

    • Manage relationships with high-level stakeholders
    • Financial forecasting and management
    • Support proposals
    • Elicit customer requirements and present the needs of the customer to product and technical teams
    • Manage project team overall execution
    • Manage project progress against milestone schedule
    • Document requirements:  Create and manage project documentation, such as FRD (Functional Requirement Document), RVTM (Requirements Verification Traceability Matrix), schedules, and QSR (Quarterly Status Reports)
    • Coordinate implementations of new services and features
    • Coordinate and lead meetings with end-customers and stakeholders
    • Facilitate communications between external and internal stakeholders
    • Contract management
    • Assist with new technology initiatives
    • Maintain domain and industry knowledge
    • Develop and maintain relationships with users and user organizations
    • Travel to visit current customers and conduct facility site evaluations
    • Work across functional teams and subcontractors to plan and prioritize work
    • Oversee Jira utilization and ensure reporting is accurate

    Skills & Qualifications

    • 5+ years’ project management experience
    • Previous military experience or 3+ years’ DoD contracting experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • U.S. Citizenship required
    • Active security clearance or ability to obtain one
    • Attention to detail with solid written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to complete tasks in a deadline-oriented atmosphere
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible environment
    • Ability to identify and utilize resources to achieve contractual obligations

    Praeses develops customized software solutions and analytics-backed services to solve workplace challenges for industry, government agencies, and correctional facilities. We provide innovative thinking and an unwavering commitment to customer service.

    Contact

    Phone: 318.424.8125

    Toll Free: 800.333.8856

    Fax: 318.213.8137

    330 Marshall Street, Suite 800

    Shreveport, LA 71101