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Cosmic AES Configuration Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Company Overview

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions, Inc. designs high-performance signal processing and space-related solutions for counter-space, special operations, cyber, and other space system missions. Cosmic AES has a proven record of fielding systems and prototypes quickly to help warfighters stay ahead of emerging threats. A woman-owned, small-business engineering firm, Cosmic AES has the background to understand operators' needs and the engineering skills to meet those needs quickly, affordably, and to the highest technical standards.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide Configuration Management, Quality Assurance, Program/Project, Requirements Analysis, Risk Management, and Software Engineering support services in accordance with the program?s Configuration Management Plan.

  • Support activities will range across the CM, QA, PP, RA, RM, and SE activities outlined in the task order PWS.

  • Review and analyze the Development/Sustainment Contractor?s CM program and data deliveries for accuracy, completeness, and compliance

  • Maintain CM files including configuration identification, change control, and status accounting records

  • Record Configuration Control Board (CCB) approved changes

  • Participate in cross-functional change control boards to evaluate proposed changes

  • Review and analyze proposed changes to ensure operational and sustainment capabilities are not adversely affected by the changes

  • Prepare for, conduct, and/or support major audits such as Physical Configuration Audits (PCAs) and Functional Configuration Audits (FCAs)

  • Record and maintain assessment and audit findings, minutes, and action items.

  • Report the Development/Sustainment Contractor?s data delivery status

  • Support pre- and post-contract award data reviews

  • Review and analyze of the Development/Sustainment Contractor?s conformance to CDRL requirements

  • Process Government and Development/Sustainment Contractor correspondence

  • Support development/sustainment of paper and automated archival systems of all covered documentation.

  • Work closely with program management, systems engineers, quality managers, draftsmen and design/manufacturing engineers in an integrated product team environment

  • Assist the Government with configuration control for ERP and IT systems. This shall include configuration planning, data analysis, maintenance of configuration documentation and data, and maintaining inventory/configuration status

  • Manage configurations of software, engineering documents, design drawings, engineering changes and notices, and plan/conduct design audits. The contractor 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.

  • Recommend and document comprehensive configuration management plans for software, hardware, firmware, and peripherals for IT systems

  • Analyze data and prepare plans and briefings in support of software-driven systems

  • Perform studies and monitor effectiveness of configuration management plans to identify potential and existing problems and make recommendations for resolution

  • Assist the Government in developing and administering configuration management plans; maintaining design traceability and integrity; convening and managing change boards; and preparing for and attending major events such as, but not limited to, TIMs, PDRs, CDRs, PCAs, FCAs, and CCBs

Qualifications and Skills

  • US Citizenship

  • Current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

  • IT Configuration Management experience within the Department of Defense environment

  • 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

  • Ability to enter and manipulate data in a database

  • Education and Experience: Advanced Degree (MA/MS) and 12 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 5 years of which must be in the DoD OR, BA/BS degree, and 15 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 5 of which must be in the DoD OR, 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications, 8 of which must be in the DoD.

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