VANTAGE is seeking a Configuration Manager to support the GOES-R Ground Systems Engineering Project. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates a system of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES). GOES-R satellites provide critical atmospheric, oceanic, climatic, and solar products supporting weather forecasting and warnings, climatologic analysis and prediction, ecosystems managements, and safe and efficient public and private transportation. The GOES-R satellites also provide platforms for space environmental observations and communication links for remote data collection, satellite aided search and rescue, and other data services.
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and NSOF in Suitland, MD/ Partial Remote
This position will be responsible for the Configuration Management of the GOES-R Ground project that relates to detailed recording and updating of configuration information that describes software applications, computer systems and networks, including all hardware and software components. Typically, this would include the versions and updates that have been applied to software builds, installed software packages and the locations and network addresses to hardware devices and other aspects as they relate to the product lifecycle management tools and capabilities.
The principal responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Perform as the primary Configuration Management Administrator for a large government contract that directly support Clear Case and Clear Quest application and administration.
Maintain smooth operation of operational CM Systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
Support multiple networks as a technical expert for Clear Case and Clear Quest concerning migration, updates, technical troubleshooting VOB, views and other compatibility issues related to server, workstation and SQL data cases changes and updates. Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.
Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis.
Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.
Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.
Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
Support implementing and maintaining hardware and software asset management system using Opmantek Open Audit.
Required Skills and Competencies:
Must be able to adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
Must be able to interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
Must be able to make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components.
Experience in the maintenance and upgrade of CM tools, specifically ClearCase and ClearQuest in LINUX/UNIX and Windows.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated analytical skills.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
Ability to work independently but also as a team player in a fast-paced environment and interface successfully with Project personnel and technical leads as well as personnel at varying levels of management.
Individual must have strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to manage time and meet the many reporting deadlines.
Ability to follow specific directions and ask questions as needed.
Individual must meet government NAC and citizenship/permanent residency requirements for access to NASA GSFC. Extensive background investigation will be performed as a requirement of the job.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelors Degree in the disciplinary area of Computer Science, computer engineer, or management of information technology.
At least 7 years or more of experience with building scripts and installer tools as well as knowledge in Software development methodologies, design, and implementation.
ABOUT US: Vantage Systems is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) that was founded in 1992 to provide aerospace software engineering services and has evolved and grown into a dynamic, multidisciplined engineering and IT company offering solutions and products throughout the engineering and software development life cycles. Over the years, our operating philosophy has been singularly focused on Customer Service and Customer Success. We consistently meet schedule and budget targets without fail and have the project management tools and financial management skills to successfully oversee a program from start to finish.
BENEFITS OFFERED: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, parental leave, paid time off, holidays and more.
EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)