Configuration Analyst

Alion Science and Technology - Suffolk, VA (30+ days ago)3.5


The JS J7 JTSE Configuration Analyst provides coordination and programmatic expertise in executing configuration management. Document and report on security baselines, approved product lists (APLs), end-of-support (EOS)/end-of-life (EOL), and configuration controlled items. The Configuration Analyst will execute CM Coordinator functions for the DDJT Configuration Control Board.

a. Develop configuration management baseline status briefs, APL status briefs, and EOL status briefs.

b. Coordinate with Program Managers to identify CM activities, CCB topics, track configuration controls items, and configuration control changes.

c. Establish, maintain, update, configure, post, populate the J7 Cyber Security APL listing on the NIPR and SIPR Cyber Security Knowledge Area (CKA) web portal. Provide APL change reports that detail configuration changes to the APL List, to include but not limited to, products being evaluated for approval, approved addition, deletions/obsolescence, and updated major/minor version.

One of the key components of the JTSE is the legacy Joint, Live, Virtual, Constructive (JLVC) simulation federation, a combination of Service, Agency, Functional, and Management applications linked via the High Level Architecture through the Run Time Infrastructure (RTI) middleware to enable operations and data exchange between simulations regardless of their computing platforms. Evolving from the JLVC is the JS J7 produced Joint Training Tools (JTT) representing a precursor environment focused on providing a single digital environment to support training, from event planning through execution. JTT reflects a modernization effort to shift from monolithic stove-piped training systems to a training environment developed using the development approach for modular, open systems architecture as described in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Open System Architecture Contract Guidebook for Program Managers. This approach uses commercial web-based technology, open source software to the maximum extent possible, and recognized technical standards.

The JS J7 JTSE Development team is directly responsible, in this context, for developing and maintaining technical solutions and standards to provide the greatest level of training capability to the warfighter, at the lowest possible cost, at the fastest pace achievable.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for configuration control during product development phase.

Ensures configuration identification by reviewing design release documents for completeness, proper authorizations and system updates.

Drafts moderately complex configuration analysis plans to encompass contractual requirements.

Assists in the development and maintenance of configuration management database.

Coordinates with customers and manufacturers to determine a process for change reporting.

Prepares deviations and waivers for government approval when specifications cannot be met.

Compiles audit information. May audit subcontractors’ inspection or technical document preparation procedure to verify compliance with contract requirements.

Prepares written or electronic records of part design change documents.

May be responsible for providing project-level technical support to other staff.

Prepares or provides input to engineering analyses, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, briefings, and contract reports.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus at least 8 - 10 years of directly related experience. Education and work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Eight years of professional experience in M&S system design or support to related technical field is desired.

Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required.

Military domain experience is a plus.

On-site support required. Interface with customers on a daily basis.

Security: Must hold and maintain, at minimum, an Active Secret security clearance.

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