Technology Portfolio Operations Lead


Washington, DC 20080

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


Guidehouse is responsible for helpnig to lead technology operations for a global health initiative for our client at the Department of State. The team member serving in this role will be responsible for poviding oversight, strategic direction, issue escalation/management, and advocacy on behalf of several cross-functional teams whose team members provide services and subject matter expertise spanning cybersecurity, software quality assurance, user support, and engineering within our client's technology portfolio. An expert "dot-connector" who brings exceptional attention to detail, superior communication and relationship management skills, ability to support roadmapping development and execution, a willingness to "roll up their sleeves" and "look under the hood" to understand the work in an Agile technology environment will make this person a key member of our team at the Department of State.


The following skills/experience/knowledge are REQUIRED to be considered for this role:

+ Bachelor’s degree required

+ 5+ years’ of relevant experience

+ Ability to obtain a Public Trust

+ US Citizen

The following skills/experience/knowledge are PREFERRED to be considered for this role:

+ Active Secret Clearance preferred

+ Knowledge Preferred:

+ Experience supporting technology operations, ideally in a client-services environment

+ Capital Planning & Investment Control (CPIC)

+ Cybersecurity/RMF, ideally at the Department of State

+ Software quality assurance, particularly automated testing

+ User support, ideally with design/management

+ Hosting/could engineering processes and best practices

+ Team and people management

+ Strategy and Roadmapping

+ Business process analysis and mapping

+ Best practices in documentation and standard operating procedures

+ IT Project Management and Agile Project Management in relation to:

+ Agile, Scrum and Kanban methodologies

+ Familiarity with industry standard project management and workflow solutions (e.g., Jira, Confluence)

+ Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

+ Skills Preferred:

+ Demonstrates abilities and success with working in IT Project Management, Product Development or related field

+ Demonstrates abilities to collaborate with teams, manage and deliver against assigned tasks, escalate risks, set agendas and milestones, and ensure timely delivery

+ Demonstrates abilities and success with working with clients to understand and document needs, translating those needs into work plans

+ Demonstrates abilities and success in research and data gathering based and compiling and presenting results in client-ready deliverables

+ Demonstrates abilities and success interfacing/liaising with technical teams to capture requirements, remove blocking issues, and escalate risks as necessary

+ Demonstrates abilities and success using presentation and interpersonal skills; ability to understand and solution for complex problems

+ Experience and knowledge of the Federal budget planning, justifications, and reporting cycle and associated requirements

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

+ Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

+ Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

+ Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

+ Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

+ 401(k) Retirement Plan

+ Basic Life & Supplemental Life

+ Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

+ Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

+ Skills Development & Certifications

+ Employee Referral Program

+ Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

+ Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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