Technical Lead - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is building a team to migrate, implement and launch Microsoft Project Online for the National Institute of Health. 


The Technical Lead:

  • Provides expert level IT technical lead services and direction for successful migration of local client-based software and platforms to Cloud-based solutions. Provides technical expertise in systems, technical infrastructure, tools, modeling, external interfaces, and other technical areas. Completes complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities.

  • Identifies potential solutions, including the cost/benefit of each option. Approves technical solutions proposed by team members. Elevates complex technical issues to IT experts, including architects and vendors. Resolves technical problems discovered by testers and internal clients. Responds to and resolves technical issues in a timely manner. Researches issues and performs root cause analysis.

  • Communicates with program manager on a frequent basis. Identifies tasks and issues that may have an impact on schedule. Provides realistic task and cost estimates to the program manager.

  • Mentors IT staff and identifies training needs. As new standards are instituted, ensures their usage by team members.

  • Communicates with management and clients so they understand the project's technical implications, dependencies, and potential conflicts especially with legacy established policies and procedures.

  • Reviews and approves documentation, specifications and diagrams created by team members. Writes documentation, including technical standards and processes.  Coordinates with training coordinator to ensure adequate transfer of knowledge.

  • Identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, methodologies, and technologies.

  • Participates in design, code, and test inspections throughout product life cycle to identify issues. Participates as a technical consultant at other project meetings. Presents technical status and issues at milestone reviews.

  • Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client requirements. Thoroughly understands and complies with Information Security policies and procedures, and verifies deliverables meet Information Security requirements.

  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


This position requires remote/telework. On occasion, candidate will need to travel in to the client sites for meetings


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and six (6) years or more of related experience; Masters and four (4) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience.

  • 3+ years in cloud implementation, transition and migration experience

  • Experience in Azure Cloud infrastructure and concepts

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Project and Project Online

  • Understanding of RESTful Concepts, API Services, MicroServices, Containerization, and Data Migration.

  • Expert knowledge of the following technical lead practices and concepts:

    • Full product life cycle

    • Architecture design

    • Software testing methodologies

    • IT Security

    • Quality assurance methodology and Inspections

    • Technical standards and deliverables

    • Migration and integration

  • PMP Certification

  • Strong written and oral communication skills,


Desired Qualifications:

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification

  • Project management experience

  • Microsoft Certifications or Qualifications

  • MS Office 365 migration experience

  • NIH experience