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Project Test Manager - Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437

Posted: 03/27/2019 Industry: Technical Job Number: 78004

Loyal Source’ s Direct Hire Division has partnered with a managed services provider to hire a Project Test Manager to work at Vandenberg AFB in Santa Barbara county, CA.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support testing activity and assist test teams from various organizations as they conduct developmental and operational testing on a broad range of space C2 systems
  • Assist with testing documentation and testing report compilation
  • Provide test status updates to configuration managers; coordinate activities impacting critical infrastructure/network impacts as required
  • Support conceptual engineering for proposed and existing programs; remain abreast of current operational orders, combatant commander objectives and 614 AOC Commander’ s guidance and intent
  • Make recommendations for the relocation or installation of mission systems as required
  • Categorize, merge, report and track isolated competency deficiencies as noted by the customer
  • Develop, maintain and coordinate complex and highly dependent integrated schedules and status accounting for mission systems testing, fielding and delivery
  • Prepare clear, concise technical inputs for use in capability briefings, documents of record and studies as applicable; maintain a working knowledge of the subject matter in order to deliver briefings and respond to inquiries regarding ongoing testing activities
  • Oversee complex systems during test execution; understand test objectives and assessment criteria in order to provide meticulous data collection in support of testing scoring boards
  • Proactively identify issues, devise innovative solutions and make recommendations to increase mission efficiency or mitigate risk
  • Employ appropriate information management systems, programs, software and/or databases to coordinate, track, review, control and report on a broad range of test support, system integration, sustainment, configuration management, administrative and other VAST tasks
  • Appropriately provide information, advice and status updates to SMC VAST Director, SMC/SY leadership or other authorized parties as requested

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  bachelor’ s degree is highly desired 
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:  active Top SECRET/SCI clearance is mandatory
  • Previous military, DoD contractor or DoD Civilian work experience within 614 AOC, Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC), Headquarters 14th Air Force (14 AF) or the CSpOC is highly desired
  • Previous military, DoD contractor or DoD Civilian work experience with Air Force space operations, space C2 systems, DoD network infrastructure, or Air Force acquisitions is highly desired
  • Test and evaluation experience, system installation and sustainment oversight, configuration management and/or systems integration experience is highly desired
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to balance competing priorities and integrate multiple schedules is highly desired
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability to brief status updates and articulate mission and scheduling dependencies is mandatory
  • Ability to continuously assess ongoing activities to perpetuate progress, initiate change to improve processes and proactively solve problems is highly desired
  • Must be able to work independently to balance workload, meet suspenses, milestones and objectives
  • Must be able to coordinate testing activities across a broad span of stakeholders; must have experience in collaborative work environments and be able to communicate goals, desired outcomes, requirements and tasks in a flexible, dynamic setting

 

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Mary Varouh at 407-591-3121 or m.varouh@loyalsource.com

 

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