Technical Project Manager at Govini | Powderkeg

Location: Arlington, VA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: Mission Solutions

Company Description

Govini is a decision science firm dedicated to transforming the business of national security through data science and machine learning. Through its National Security Knowledge Graph and Decision Science Platform, Govini delivers objective, decision-grade information at scale to the national security enterprise, so that leaders can better direct investments to innovation and modernization. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Francisco, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Job Description

We are seeking driven, outcome-oriented Technical Project Manager to join our Mission Solutions team. Technical Project Managers are responsible for leading delivery teams to solve our client's challenges in the national security enterprise using Govini’s SaaS Decision Science Platform (DSP). They are creative, entrepreneurial, and can see the big picture. Technical Project Managers lead teams, but they also roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to ensure our clients are successful. They understand our client's operating environment and challenges, and they architect solutions through active collaboration with Govini's Product and Implementation teams. Technical Project Managers are passionate about our users’ success and ensure excellence in project delivery and platform adoption. They serve as trusted advisors to their customers and drive continual account growth.

To succeed in this job, you must understand people, care about technology, and have strong business acumen. You understand the complexities of the Federal space and are passionate about using data and technology to solve high-value challenges. You like people -- a lot -- and are eager to find ways to help them succeed. You have the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and the motivation and drive to lead a team across the finish line. You’re passionate about the mission and use Govini’s offerings and capabilities to drive change.

This role is located in our Arlington, VA office.

This role may require up to 25% travel.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Lead complex analytic, data, and software deployments
  • Manage high-quality project execution to ensure delivery exceeds client expectations while balancing business resources
  • Translate client’s business challenges into software use cases
  • Work with our Product Team to configure our data and technology to enable users’ capability
  • Drive the adoption and persistent use of Govini’s solutions
  • Oversee client engagement with senior-level relationships
  • Identify and scope expansion opportunities within existing accounts
  • Develop a deep understanding of client workflows to inform the configuration of our data and technology
  • Discover valuable insights for our sponsors’ business and present them in a concise and compelling manner to executives
  • Regularly assess individual and team performance to reduce cognitive biases and refine products and internal processes


  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience in engagement and project management, preferably within the technology industry
  • Subject matter expertise with one of the following: national security strategy and policy, federal budgeting and procurement processes, government contracting landscape, or supply chain risk management; OR experience in advisory services, software-as-a-service (SaaS), information services, analytical tools, or data analytics industries
  • Strong business acumen, excellent professional demeanor with a willingness to work outside of your comfort zone without hesitation
  • Referenceable history of exceptional performance
  • Detail-oriented with outstanding listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple work-streams and projects from start to finish, to learn quickly, and to work independently with little supervision

Desired Skills

  • MBA or advanced degree from a top-tier institution
  • Current possession of a U.S. security clearance or the ability and willingness to obtain one
  • Experience in a startup environment

We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance. If you thrive in ambiguity, are a self-starter, and care about solving technical problems in the national security domain, we’re eager to hear from you.

Govini is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Summary
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    Technical Project Manager
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  • Employment Type
    Full time
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