Configuration Manager

KBR, Inc.

Wright Patterson Afb, OH

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Title:

Configuration Manager

WHO WE ARE

KBR is a global government services organization delivering full life cycle professional and technical services from over 60 U.S. and 40 international locations. Our core capabilities include logistics, engineering, science, cyber, intelligence and security services.

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you become part of the KBR team, your career opportunities are endless. We offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know, We Deliver!

ABOUT THIS POSITION

KBR requires a Configuration Manager, located in the Dayton, OH, area to support the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) for the Maintenance Systems (MxS) Program Management Office (PMO). The MxS PMO is responsible to ensure Information Systems (IS) are fully integrated across the F-35 weapons system enterprise to meet the demands of a growing fleet of aircraft fielded around the world. This highly complex mission area requires specialized skills and expertise.

The candidate should be experienced and successful at administering and executing the technical and management processes for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout the product life cycle. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a dynamic, responsive, and collaborative environment, and dedicated to the success of our customers and their training needs. The candidate must work well with a widely dispersed team and be assertive in capturing key inputs and data to incorporate into various products on a daily basis. The candidate must also have excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and active listening). Proficiency with developing presentations (PowerPoint) and written documents for executive-level review and consumption is necessary. Familiarity with DoD 5000.02 acquisition policies and processes, a plus, but not required. Likewise, familiarity with DoD and international military protocols, customs and courtesies, is a plus, but not required.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Support the acquisition, development, production and/or sustainment programs by planning, coordinating, and reviewing configuration documentation/data management of F-35 Maintenance Systems, including documentation/data archival and configuration management
  • Coordinate with other internal and external organizations to include Office of the Chief Information Officer, 309th Software Engineering Group, and prime support contractors on key engineering initiatives
  • Serve as a Maintenance Systems representative to the F-35 Configuration Management/Data Management Integrated Product Team (IPT)
  • Coordinate, review and evaluate Specification Change Notices, Engineering Change Requests, Engineering Change Proposals, Variances and Advance Change/Study Notices for adequacy, completeness, and compliance with directives
  • Provide support to the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office (JSFPO) Change Review Board (JCRB) and JSFPO Configuration Control Board (JCCB). Support includes providing guidance and assistance in configuration management, engineering release, and change control and ensuring that all Class I (Major) changes and Variances are properly processed and dispositioned through those boards
  • Provide support to the airworthiness process, establish baselines with proper documentation and performing/participating in audits (Contractor FCA/PCA activities, Government’s FCA/PCA of its Prime Contractors)
  • Assist the government in developing program requirements and manage those requirements using configuration management tools
  • Assure configuration and data management compliance to hardware, software, documents, test equipment, tooling, specifications, product requirements, and program requirements IAW applicable standards
  • Analyze the impacts of the configuration management change process on lifecycle sustainment
  • Author and deliver Configuration Management Plans in accordance with program requirements
  • Maintain engineering release and change records
  • Develop reports and briefings, plan and participate in Technical Interchange Meeting (TIMs), Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (including SRR, PDR, FCA, PCA, etc.), and provide technical guidance to cross-functional teams
  • Using Microsoft Office suite of applications/tools to develop and publish products for senior executive review, coordination and approval
  • Establishing timelines for both quick-turn and longer-term projects and tracking progress through completion
  • Prepping senior leader(s) for meetings and engagements, ensuring all relevant information is conveyed and understood to support discussions and decision-making
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

Travel: Occasional travel required (15-20%) to various contractor and user locations

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • DoD Clearance Requirement: Secret
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, related field, or equivalent experience
  • 8 years of related engineering, project management, and/or configuration management experience
  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles, airworthiness criteria, development of verification and certification requirements
  • Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills is a must
  • Candidates with AFLCMC experience highly desirable

The Configuration Manager must demonstrate comprehensive experience/knowledge of:

  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of configuration/data management for both hardware and software to perform configuration identification, configuration status accounting (CSA), change control, system verification reviews/functional configuration audits and physical configuration audits, deficiency reporting, data management, and engineering data management
  • Engineering & Manufacturing Development/Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction (EMD/TMRR) experience
  • Experience with Systems Engineering Fundamentals and Requirements Management
  • Experience and training in configuration and data management activities
  • Experienced with Product Life Cycle Management tools
  • Experienced with Enterprise Resource Planning tools
  • Engaging with customers at both working and senior levels
  • Developing and executing project/program plans from tasking through completion using common IT tools and practices
  • Knowledgeable in the application of distribution statements, CUI, destruction notices, and FAR/DFARS data rights clauses
  • Professional writing skills, to include Staff Summary Sheets (SSS)
  • Prepping senior leader(s) for meetings and engagements, ensuring all relevant information is conveyed and understood to support discussions and decision-making

The Candidate must display practical and demonstrated configuration/project management skills with emphasis on communication and stakeholder engagement with the following required skills:

  • Multi-Tasking
  • Problem solving
  • Plan development and execution
  • Identifying and developing project requirements
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to both technical peers and customers
  • Candidate must possess strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field preferred
  • Familiarity with DoD 5000.02 acquisition policies and/or mission transition or centralization projects is ideal, but not required
  • Experience working in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center or other DoD organization is highly desired
  • Experience working directly or indirectly in support of the F-35 enterprise

INCLUDES:

Competitive health, wellness & lifestyle benefits

Inclusive, flexible and supportive company culture

Ongoing training and development opportunities

LEARN MORE ABOUT KBR: https://www.kbr.com/markets/government

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.