Join SAIC’s OneSETA Team to provide our government customer with Systems Engineering & Technical Assistance (SETA) support. SETA services range from providing administrative assistance to providing expert technical assistance on national efforts that will contribute to maintaining and expanding the capabilities of homeland security.
The technical support Senior Open-source Software Program Analyst provides program and portfolio support to the supported DHS Science & Technology (S&T) Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Research (CISRR) Program Manager who oversees the program activities and delivers solutions against customer-identified requirements. The Senior Program/Portfolio Analyst will support program with focus on Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) and a broad range of Homeland Security topic areas on the full spectrum of technology solutions. Projects managed are supported by matrixed staff from throughout the other DHS S&T offices, who often serve multiple customers in multiple Divisions. Contract support personnel need to have relevant experience and competency from operating in support of or in coordination with DHS mission partners, or have demonstrated proficiency providing program management and analytical support.
The Senior Open-source Software (OSS) Program Analyst will scrutinize the OSS within the program. There is a large portion of software that government, industry, and academia use to execute their respective missions. Open-Source software refers to software that is open to read, edit, and use, usually as part of a larger software package being developed. This type of software has been gaining greater adoption as companies, individuals, and governments use and maintain these codes. The software is assumed to be “secure” because it is open for public scrutiny, edits, and contributions. Unfortunately, not all codes are scrutinized for security concerns, nor are all developers.
In coordination with DHS federal staff, the Senior Open-source Software Program Analyst performs the following tasks:
- Assist the PM in the execution of programs within the RDT&E process encompassing: technology foraging and scouting; research and development; test and evaluation; systems & operational analysis and engineering; operational testing and integration; information management; technology transfer, transition and commercialization; and risk management and mitigation.
- Assist with defining requirements; provides input to project scope, schedule and budget based on an understanding of the program lifecycle. Assist in maintaining changes to project baselines; monitors deliverables; assess documents, plans and applications; conducts quality reviews of projects and tasks. Prepares presentations and other materials to support project functions. Leads activities to identify project risks and assist in the development of mitigation plans. Drafts correspondence, reports, white papers, minutes, spreadsheets, communications products, briefs, and other documentation. Maintains and tracks action items, and participates in meetings. Will be required to support the development of procurement requests to include having and applying practical knowledge of the acquisition process as outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to formulate various acquisition approaches. Assist in drafting various documents supporting a procurement. Will be relied upon to provided technical and procurement guidance to junior contractor staff on the team.
- Monitor project development performance and review deliverables to ensure technical, programmatic and financial goals and objectives are met and identify possible program risks.
- Facilitate resolution of customer requirements, including helping to identify and document capability gaps, formulate and develop technological solutions, and participate in and contribute to strategic discussions.
- Maintain and monitor program budgets and monitor performers to ensure fiscal commitments, obligations, and expenditures are appropriate. This includes assisting in maintaining monthly reporting information from performers, budget execution plans, and electronic and paper contract administration documentation.
- Prepare and review presentations, reports, project schedules and weekly status inputs. Assist in maintaining and updating PM Notebooks, internal documents and correspondence, and assist in responding to program-aligned data calls.
- Attend meetings, workshops, conferences, and program reviews at the direction of the program or project manager to assist with meeting minutes or other administrative-related duties.
- Support technical and programmatic meetings, including preparing agendas, presentation materials, meeting minutes, and Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms).
- Provide data collection and analyses of user requirements and of existing and emerging systems, capabilities, and technologies.
- Provide support in the identification, assessment, evaluation, and testing of existing and emerging technologies, systems, and capabilities, including: coordination with related government, academic, and industry programs; attending meetings and symposia; coordinating meetings and programs reviews; and supporting program advocacy including development and production of presentation mater
- Support the development and production of architectures, organizational charts, and operations plans and procedures, to include program SOPs.
- Assist with planning technology transition to the respective operational Task Order Manager (TOM).
- Assist with program RDT&E support contract procurements and their required artifacts. This includes supporting the development of solicitation material, administration of source selection reviews, consolidating reviewer input and scoring, and assessing technical solutions.
- Respond to technology and mission changes to provide increased capability for DHS mission accomplishment through systems analysis, engineering, design, installation and evaluation support.
- Review program logistics and/or training requirements, assess training and/or maintenance support requirements, provide recommendations for improvements, and conduct training support specially tailored to system users, supervisors, and technicians.
This position is contingent upon contract award.
- BA/BS + 10 years of relevant or Master’s + 8 years of relevant experience.
- Must have at minimum, an active Secret clearance.
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Relevant experience and competency from operating in support of or in coordination with DHS mission partners, or demonstrated proficiency providing program management and analytical support to programs and projects serving CISRR.
- Program/Portfolio Analyst in support of this task shall have experience with Open Source Software
- Experience in a Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) environment.
- Travel may be required.
- Current or Prior DHS fitness (suitability) authorization determination.
- Current or Prior DHS experience including any DHS components or HQ Directorates, especially DHS S&T.
- Detailed knowledge of and recent demonstrated experience working with appropriate offices and staff within the Homeland Security Enterprise, DHS, other Federal Agencies, Congress, foreign partners, industry groups, and private sector stakeholder entities on issues relating to the DHS mission space.
Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.
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