Configuration/Data Manager

Abacus Technology Corp.

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

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Abacus Technology is seeking a Configuration/Data Manager to support configuration and change management activities at Wright-Patterson AFB.  This is a full-time position.


Establish and maintain consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical 101 attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.  Analyze the impacts of the configuration management change process on lifecycle sustainment.  Assist in the development and management of all CDRL requirements.  Participate in Government reviews/meetings/working groups as applicable and in Government and industry teams for the resolution of complex configuration management issues.  Assist in developing the CCB charter and assist in the execution of the CCBs.  Review/develop/update applicable program documentation for configuration/data management relevant requirements.  Assist with reviewing program-unique specifications to include system specifications, development specifications, and product specifications for both hardware and software, for proper format, content, and compliance with program requirements and appropriate standards; process requests for nomenclature and requests for Computer Program Identification Numbers (CPINs).  Support the configuration control function, to include receipt, dissemination, processing, tracking, and final disposition of ACSNs, ECPs, CCPs, Requests for Deviation/Waiver (RFD/RFW), DRs, airworthiness directive notes, service introductions.  Review change proposals for thoroughness, configuration and data management impacts and compliance with Government requirements.  Make appropriate recommendations for Government review and disposition; assist in the preparation and conduct of CCB and business management boards.  Assist in preparing and submitting product data or perform other configuration management activities as required, to include support for CCB Charter development and the administration of CCB activities.  Assist in maintaining configuration status accounting databases and records to reflect the configuration status of baseline documentation and fielded systems and equipment.  Provide support and expertise to assist in organizing and issuing data calls in support of weapons systems and subsystems.  Integrate inputs from Program Office/IPT functionals into draft CDRLs, prepare data review documentation, participate in data reviews, draft data, review minutes, and follow up and maintain statuses of action items.  Provide assistance in the preparation and maintenance of CDRLs for inclusion in weapon system contractor RFPs, contracts, and contract modifications.  Provide support to the DR function operation of the Joint Deficiency Reporting System (JDRS) or similar system for originating, to include assisting with receiving, processing and tracking DRs.  Establish and maintain DR/Material Improvement Project (MIP) files and databases.  Assist in monitoring the closure of DRs; monitoring investigations; processing and disposing of exhibits; responding to inquiries from field units, weapon system contractors and subcontractors, and other stakeholders; preparing and conducting DR status briefings; and generating reports for management on DR status and trends.  Assist by providing engineering data management support for program requirements to include preparing or updating and maintaining any engineering data management plan.  Provide technical support in the preparation of and conduct of engineering data guidance conferences and engineering drawing In-Process Reviews (IPRs).  Provide configuration/data management-related research, analyses, studies, documentation, briefing development, and assistance in briefing delivery as required to support mission partner activities.  Apply knowledge of the fundamentals of configuration management and the deficiency reporting process to assist in establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.  Develop and manage the deficiency reporting/material improvement project review board processes, to include drafting the deficiency reporting charter.  Assist with tracking all DRs, problem change requests, and test problem reports throughout the development of the system.


10+ years experience in configuration management including at least 3 years working in a DoD environment.  Must have a HS diploma or GED.  Must have progressive experience in managing configuration of software, engineering documents, design drawings, engineering changes and notices, and planning/conducting design audits to enable government ownership of the program technical baseline.  Must have IT Configuration Management experience within the Department of Defense environment.  Must have an understanding of distribution statements and FAR/DFARS data rights clauses.  Experience evaluating change proposals for impacts to data.  Experience monitoring the delivery and approval of contract technical data to include report generation and follow up actions and record maintenance in the AF Generation, Receiving, Integrated Tracking System (GRITS).  Experience performing HW and SW configuration audits.  Experience performing the technical administrative activities necessary to manage CM tools for inventory control, version control, data duplication, media labeling.  Experience producing release notes and CM reports.  An in-depth understanding of the configuration change control process, the role of the Change Control Board, and change control documentation.  Experience performing baseline administrative activities for multiple environments.  Experience developing briefings for management.  Understanding of all phases of the software development life cycle.  Able to enter and manipulate data in a database.  Strong attention to detail.  Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.  Able to work independently and with a team.  Experience in MS Office Suite software required.  Must have skills and experience necessary to work closely with program management, systems engineers, quality managers, and design engineers in an integrated product team environment.  Must be a US citizen and hold a current Secret clearance.


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Applicants selected will be subject to the Federal mandate regarding vaccination for Federal government contractors.