Technical Project Director

US-GA-Atlanta | US-MD-Rockville
Job ID
Digital Strategy & Products
Digital Strategy & Products - Web Content & Strategy
Job Status
Regular Full-Time

Role Summary

As a Technical Project Director on the Digital Content Strategy & Products team, you will lead a team of interdisciplinary staff in the development of websites, Web-based applications and systems, mobile apps, and other technology-focused projects. In this role, you will manage all aspects of the product life cycle to ensure that work is performed within the scope of the contract and in compliance with contract documents.  This role is for someone who has an aptitude for developing and maintaining project plans, monitoring the quality and timeliness of all deliverables, assigning staff resources, and ensuring adherence to project budgets.  If complex or unusual technical problems arise, you will actively use your knowledge of business best practices to guide the team.


As a Technical Project Director, you may supervise a team supporting multiple projects and other project managers, including being responsible for team billability.  You will help coach and guide your team members as they grow within their roles and ensure they receive clear direction regarding tasks and priorities.

What Will You Be Engaged In Day-To-Day?

  • Developing a strategic, long-term vision and work plans, including scheduled milestones, to fulfill contractual requirements on the assigned project.
  • Acting as a business leader responsible for managing projects throughout the system delivery lifecycle.
  • Building strong client relationships through prompt responses to client requests and proactively presenting status reports and managing expectations for client and management review, including informing senior management if potential sources of difficulty may arise. Presenting solutions and ideas to internal and external stakeholders in a way that establishes rapport, is persuasive, and gains understanding.
  • Leading and managing software and service engagements and maintaining responsibility for successful delivery, client relationships, and contract performance.
  • Applying knowledge of principles of computer and information science to the advancement of life sciences research, regulatory operations, and public health, including using expertise to manage the development of an informatics strategy, technical and business requirements, semantics and harmonization, scientific computing, computational science, and specific data type expertise.
  • Communicating and meeting frequently with staff to assign work, monitor performance, conduct quality assurance reviews, offer technical expertise and ensure technical accuracy of all deliverables to optimize schedules, budgets and quality of work.
  • Overseeing all financial responsibility for the project including maintaining the project budget, schedules, and staff levels to ensure adherence to contract requirements and identifying any issues that may affect project performance. Collaborating with other project managers to ensure adequate staffing across all teams.
  • Preparing and conducting performance evaluations, including providing guidance to staff on their quality and quantity of work performed. Coaching team members on how to improve their performance and grow professionally. Handling performance issues and corrective actions including ensuring that company policies, procedures, and practices are followed.
  • Participating in the hiring process, including reviewing resumes, interviewing and onboarding new team members, as needed.
  • Engaging in new business development and seeking new business opportunities in technical areas of expertise. Analyzing requests for proposals and participating in preparing proposals for new business. Supporting proposal and business development activities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

What Qualifications Will Help You Succeed?

  • B.S. or B.A in information systems or related field of study, and a minimum of 10 years of experience, including at least 8 years of project management experience.
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred; Agile Certification nice to have; advanced degree a plus.
  • Experience working at/with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is required. Previous experience in Government contracting environment, including technical program planning and implementation, contract interpretation and administration, timeline and budget development/management; experience in administration of Government projects a plus.
  • Experience with Agile project management.
  • Web and Digital Project Management Experience, product development life cycle, business analysis, traditional project management and iterative development/agile methodologies and ability to tailor best practices to project teams to deliver business value.
  • Previous experience as portfolio, program/project manager, and/or Scrum Master managing highly complex projects through product development framework to successfully deliver market ready products. Agency (Creative/Digital) experience.
  • Ability to work independently of any direct supervision while simultaneously being a team player, working well with others handling day-to-day situations as they arise with a reasonable, calm approach. Strong organization skills and demonstrated follow-through.  Flexibility and responsiveness to changing requirements and conditions, including occasional long hours, is essential. 
  • Demonstrating you take initiative and resolve problems in a team environment using advanced critical thinking skills.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to proofread and perform quality control of others’ work; background in technical communications may be helpful.
  • Operational Experience - experience running a team of 3 or more within an organization (non-project leadership).
  • Being able to speak to and have solid understanding of ColdFusion, a variety of Web analytics software (e.g., Webtrends, Google Analytics), search engine optimization techniques, mobile applications, .Net coding language, information architecture, usability, visual/graphic design, responsive design, programming and development and related technologies.
  • A thirst for advancing one’s own professional skills and then applying their expertise to solve technical problems. 


Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.


IQ Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disabled/Veteran). IQ Solutions prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin or ancestry, marital status, status as a military veteran (including recently separated and other protected veterans), or status as a qualified handicapped or disabled individual, or as Vietnam-Era Veteran, in accordance with applicable law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click here.


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