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Program Manager
Title:Program Manager
Location:San Diego, CA
Would you love to work for a fast-growing company with amazing perks and benefits including educational and professional development and a great Work-Life balance? Then Forward Slope wants you to join our team! We are a fast-paced global engineering company with a great reputation in the Department of Defense industry (DoD) for over 20 years.


Forward Slope Inc. is seeking multiple Program Managers for different programs.

  • Certain program positions are hybrid and candidate will be required to be onsite in San Diego, as needed. Typically, on-site work will be 2 days per week.
  • Other program will allow fulltime remote options.


This position has the option to work a 9/80 schedule, which is a compressed work schedule, with alternate Fridays off.


Job Description:

  • Project Leadership
    • Lead software engineering teams using Agile methodologies.
    • Develop and implement project management processes compliant with government requirements.
    • Provide strategic direction to drive task execution and project success.
  • Resource/Cost/Schedule Management:
    • Manage costs and resources to meet project budgets.
    • Develop and maintain schedules to ensure timely delivery.
  • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Utilize SDLC collaboration tools for effective team communication.
    • Provide supervision and support to project personnel.


Required qualifications:

  • Currently hold an active U.S. security clearance or be able to obtain one.
  • 5+ years of project/program management experience, with a focus on:
    • Leading software engineering teams using Agile methodologies.
    • Establishing and implementing project management processes that adhere to government requirements.
    • Providing strategic project and technical leadership to ensure task execution.
    • Managing costs and resources in alignment with budgets, utilizing EVM principles.
    • Developing and maintaining schedules, including POAM and IMS, to meet project deadlines.
    • Proficiency in using SDLC collaboration tools such as Atlassian and Azure DevOps.
    • Supervising personnel effectively, including providing clear communication and feedback.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Project, SharePoint).
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Familiarity with DoD programs, specifically under US Navy programs

*Salary Range: $140,000 - $170,000

Job Type: Full-Time Salary

Why Join Forward Slope?

  • Fast-paced global company with a great reputation in the DoD industry for over 20 years
  • Telework option available
  • Flexible working hours based on job needs
  • Great and fun work culture
  • Amazing benefits package for full time employees (including 90% employer contribution for employee medical benefits)
  • 3 weeks of PTO a year
  • 11 paid company holidays a year
  • Team Building - Continuous appreciation events for our employees
  • Education and Professional Development – programs to help you with your educational and professional growth!

Forward Slope is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

*The listed pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this position for the location for which it has been posted and is not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Other compensation considerations may include, but are not limited to, job responsibilities, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or other applicable factors.

**PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION - The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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