Senior Technical Program Director

in Albany, NY

Senior Technical Program Director Job

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    Albany, NY 12201, US

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Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Senior Technical Program Director to join our team at our client’s site in Albany, NY.

You’ll join our talented Program Executive Team managing functional areas that provide support to deliver upgrades and customer enhancements. The platform is a large-scale Java web services environment. It is a three-tiered application (web, application, and database server) with multiple levels of security between each tier.  

We are looking for strong leader with a wide breadth of technology knowledge aligned to the program technologies. In addition to technology expertise, we are seeking experience in health insurance, a track record of leading large development, testing the operational areas within IT. Experience managing external clients is a must. The role will drive change as requested from the customer for new functionality being a key focal point for client communications. The role will also have a strong focus on continuous improvement working closely with internal and external stakeholders. Experience working within a large highly matrixed organizations is a must.    

The Program Director will directly manage development, testing and operational areas reporting into the Account Executive / Sr. Program Director. The Program Director shall represent the Sr. Program Director when they are unavailable and interface directly with GDIT leadership and customer as needed.  

Here’s what You’ll Do:  

Collaborate -• Management of the overall change control over the program. Works in collaboration with key stakeholders across different internal/external settings to facilitate the implementation of strategic, operational and performance improvement objective  

Connect – Accountable for connecting the business and the technical needs of the program, driving execution, establishing effective communication and have the customer experience firmly as their focus.  

Communicate – Manage communication of system design and development activities to client. Establish and maintain effective communication throughout the program.  

Develop – Promote team skills, and staff development through and coaching  

Direct – Execute all contract administration activities as required. Manage all phases of programs from inception through completion.  

Evaluate - Ensure that all System Design and Development is performed in accordance with the existing SDLC.  

Implement – Executes and oversees processes that accurately estimate design and development efforts. . Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.  

Improve - Initiates recommendations to the client for system application improvements.  

Lead – Management of the planning, design, testing and implementation of the NYSoH program. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.  

Negotiate - Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes as needed. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.  

Here’s what You’ll Bring to the Table:  


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field  
  • Program Management  
  • Twenty (20) years of related experience  
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing a staff of over fifty (50) in a complex IT environment.  
  • Five (5) years or more experience simultaneously managing large scale concurrent projects and effectively responding to unanticipated business priorities.  
  • Management of Software development organizations / programs and budgets 
  • Technical  
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years in design, development, implementation, operations, maintenance, and modifications of a large MMIS or insurance application.  
  • Experience with the complete architecture and interfaces related to the current NYSoH program.  
  • Demonstrated comprehensive experience managing the planning, developing, testing, and implementing of software application changes.  
  • Demonstrated comprehensive experience using the proposed software development lifecycle methodologies and COTS products.   
  • Experience with JAVA, Java script, HTML, DB2, MuleSoft, Angular, IBM Rationale, Splunk, WebSphere, Alfresco, OpenText, Linux
  • Here are the Bonus Points: 
  • Master’s Degree  
  • Agile Certified Scrum Master (SCM) 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification  
  • Medicaid or Health exchange experience 
  • Here are the Attributes for Success:   
  • Track record of managing large software development programs providing strategic and operational direction with a strong sense of urgency to drive issues to closure.  
  • Passionate about client success.  A natural problem-solver who thrives in a collaborative environment, thinks outside of the box, communicates clearly, and is fascinated by creating solutions to challenges that have yet to be identified.  

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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