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Data Manager

Washington, D.C.


Position Description

JPI is hiring a Manager with at least ten years of relevant experience - project management / consulting. ​This Manager will support a DoD client – Integrated Data Environment (IDE) initiative. The program is directed by an agency task force chartered to modernize data governance, data architecture, the data management workforce, and the agency’s supporting technology infrastructure.

The program within the task force is largely focused on developing an integrated data environment to empower data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence capabilities. The Data Strategy Manager will be responsible for requirements facilitation to capture operational and functional requirements for the future state integrated data environment. The Data Strategy Manager is responsible for coordinating and contributing to the future state Concept of Operations for the integrated data environment. The short-term goal of the program is to establish an integrated data environment sandbox to explore stakeholder provided use cases in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The long-term objective is to operationalize an integrated data environment to support the agency across its mission environments. TS/SCI Clearance preferred.



  • Manage and support client – Data Readiness Task Force, responsible for establishing IDE, associated governance structures and IT programs (i.e., Data Strategy, Data Architecture, Quality Assurance, Data Modeling)
  • Translating future needs into technical/system/product definitions, as well as functional and engineering requirements 
  • Developing roadmaps for meeting stakeholder requirements in alignment with IDE requirements  
  • Developing strategies for the migration of support from current to IDE functional and technical structures that meet guidelines
  • Interpreting and translating Federal data management enterprise policies, guidance, and directives to internal stakeholders
  • Coordinating and participating in Working Group(s) and Joint Service Integrated Project Teams, consisting of US Military Services, Department of Defense (DoD), Civilian, and contractor staff
  • Leading the development of strategic plans / program artifacts, including charters, business cases, concept of operations, analysis of alternatives, communications action plans, service level agreements, risk management plans, agendas, minutes, briefings, and correspondence 
  • Supporting the development of functional requirements, and coordination of functional requirements comprehension with technical teams
  • Helping assess current state of client data infrastructure, capabilities, and resources
  • Developing an Integrated Master Schedules IMS, managing / coordinating IMS inputs and outputs using MS Project Professional 2010 (MS Project), MS Project Server, and Enterprise Project Management (EPM) software
  • Developing Resource Proposals and budget sheets to achieve the roadmaps
  • Attending meetings to coordinate scheduling activities
  • Leading and facilitating client meetings
  • Creating project status briefings and reports



  • Experience leading Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cloud Adoption and migration, and Application Programming Interface (API) service management initiatives
  • Requires experience, knowledge, and understanding of a variety of Federal business development, capture, and proposal roles and responsibilities
  • Preferred candidate will have experience leading large ($5M+) Federal capture opportunities, including directing teams in the development of technical, management, and pricing responses to Federal RFPs
  • Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or a related field, with ten years relevant experience 
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively both independently and in team settings to include close collaboration with program managers
  • Proven ability to support multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience working with major cloud providers MS Azure / AWS
  • Experience in building and managing client relationships
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, MS Visio, MS SharePoint, and MS Project Server
  • Clearance: Eligible to receive a DoD TS or higher clearance


Preferred additional competencies

  • MBA or Master's degree in technical field is a plus
  • Certifications from major cloud providers MS Azure / AWS
  • Knowledge of SDLC, ITIL, and / or Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model (SEI CMM) principles preferred
  • Exposure to the DoD Joint Information Environment – IT strategy or implementation
  • DOD / 4th Estate Agencies, US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, or DoD experience preferred ​
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred


JPI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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