IT Project Manager (Secret Clearance)



IT Project Managers at Excella possess a variety of project management skills and manage projects of different sizes and objectives. Our IT Project Managers take an Agile approach where possible, focusing on high-value activities, interacting frequently with customers and stakeholders, and being flexible and adaptive; they work collaboratively, are highly accountable for their team’s work, and take responsibility for their client’s success.  Excella's IT Project Managers coordinate delivery of work products, coordinate project planning activities, and track progress and risk. They perform the analysis, review, development, test and inspection of business process improvement, program management, solution implementation and strategic re-engineering efforts. They apply broad management skills and business expertise to lead complex, large projects in delivering client solutions or to manage the operations of multiple Excella projects. They work with client executives to facilitate organizational change and lead clients through business transformation efforts.


Our IT Project Managers are required to perform the following activities (among others):

  • Provide project management support activities including project planning, project scheduling, and status reporting
  • Coordinate development of new systems and / or applications
  • Provide programmatic recommendations to clients and stakeholders
  • Liaise between various stakeholder groups
  • Prepare and present briefing materials and reports
  • Provide IT Subject Matter Expertise
  • Identification of Automated Test Tools and other ALM tools for project management and Agile processes and transformation.


  • Requires Active Secret Clearance (preferred)
  • Navy Veteran (preferred)
  • Experience with the Federal Government, Federal PMO experience is a plus
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas: acquisition program management, budget and financial management, capital planning and investment control, configuration management, earned value management, enterprise architecture, performance measures and metrics, project management, risk management
  • Requirements Management
  • Causal Analysis
  • Experienced, proven, or emerging Agile CSM, PMP, and Security+ certified Agile with experience in SDLC, process improvement, and IV&V.  Example just received CSM or Excella will provide professional development.
  • Experience with one or more IT project management methodologies (e.g. waterfall or Agile methodologies) 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Strong analytical aptitude, and ability to structure and quantify complex or undefined business problems
  • Ability to interact with senior level clients
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • PMP credential is a plus

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of Systems (Ship Maintenance)
  • Azure DevOps
  • IEEE
  • Risk Management
  • Years of experience:
    The requirements for the IT Project Manager is a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Information Systems, Engineering Business, or related scientific/technical discipline and 5 years of experience. Alternate is if they have no degree, 9 years of experience, or an Associate degree with 7 years of experience.

Norfolk, VA (Remote currently, onsite full time TBD)

About Excella

Excella is a leading provider of Agile software development and data and analytics solutions to clients in the federal, commercial and non-profit sectors. We believe that great work leads to great things –- our experts measure success by the positive impact we make on our clients, community and colleagues. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.


Here's what you can expect from us:

  • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
  • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
  • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
  • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
  • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 15 days of paid vacation, 6 federal holidays, and 4 floating holidays.
  • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
  • We cater dinner bi-monthly, and always have healthy snacks available!
  • You'll have fun! We hold monthly social events, including a summer weekend for you and your family, and a formal winter party for you and a guest.

Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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