DigitalGlobe Maxar Corporate Initiative Portfolio Leader in Westminster, Colorado

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The Maxar Initiative Portfolio Leader reports to the Senior Director of Portfolio Delivery and Architecture and is responsible for leading a team of initiative managers (IMs). This team is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of complex multifaceted projects in support of Maxar enterprise systems integration and transition, include facilitation across multiple teams, deliveries, requirements and milestone deliverables. Individual team members are responsible for tracking progress to milestone events and ensuring that schedules are coordinated with subcontractors, internal teams and customers.

A successful candidate in this role is a solutions-focused leader who is able to see business problems and address them in a collaborative and pragmatic manner with the appropriate business owners, service owners, managers, initiative managers, architects, technical leads and release train leaders. Delivers value through broad knowledge of delivery domains, reuse of standard methods and focus on initiative execution and timely delivery.


  • Lead team to consistently employ project management concepts, practices, and procedures to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close systems engineering projects across multiple business units.

  • Manage all HR related activities for team including goal setting and career development.

  • Manage portfolio level financial execution, forecast, and in-service related activities.

  • Manage stakeholder communication to internal and external management regarding status of projects.

  • Lead enterprise process improvement efforts as requested.

  • Organize and drive highly complex activities for the development, implementation, and maintenance of technical projects involving enterprise applications, infrastructure, service oriented architectures, web enabled ecommerce and delivery.

  • Set deadlines, identify, obtain and track resource commitments and dependencies, drive issues and actions, monitor and mitigate risk, proactively manage and control portfolio progress.

  • Identify and manage internal and external portfolio dependencies, manage project scope, budget and schedule.

  • Understand and analyze project issues against objectives and scope, develop recommendations and coordinate and communicate tradeoffs and options which support customer and business objectives.

  • Exercise creativity and judgment to coordinate the efforts of the various technical teams, resolve issues and drive towards successful project completion.

  • Deliver oral and written communications in a clear and concise manner while adapting to a variety of communication settings and styles.

  • Ensure compliance with company policies, standards and processes to maintain consistency and quality with project delivery.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in computer science, software engineering or related field

  • US Citizen and ability to obtain US Security Clearance if needed

  • 10-12 years of overall professional experience including:

  • Use of one or more project management methodologies

  • Understanding and use of project/project management metrics

  • Applied experience independently managing multiple complex projects

  • Prior experience with mergers, acquisitions and/or shared corporate services.

  • Ability to define and implement process changes with effective communication and change management techniques

  • Enterprise application and infrastructure experience

  • Merger and acquisition experience

  • Demonstrable presentation and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated conflict management skills

  • Proven negotiator with experience in leading from a position of influence

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational agility skills

  • Excellent collaboration skills; high-energy attitude a must

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and follow-through

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and Sharepoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with establishing and operating a corporate shared service

  • Prior company experience with satellite systems, remote sensing, imagery, machine learning and analytics technology industries desirable.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred.

  • Familiarity with software development practices and various methodologies (Scaled Agile Framework preferred: SAFe, and Waterfall experience is beneficial as well)

  • Experience with subcontractor and/or vendor management

DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

DigitalGlobe is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.