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NASA IV&V Project Lead Assistant

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Job ID: 2116528
Location: FAIRMONT, WV, United States
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Bus Proc Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is the sole provider of Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services to the NASA IV&V Program located in Fairmont, West Virginia. Within the NASA IV&V Program, this position will be in the Independent Verification & Validation Office (IVVO), operating within IV&V project teams. The IVVO project teams are responsible for providing cost effective software assurance for NASA’s most critical missions.  This position provides a unique opportunity to work with the project leads and team members of these NASA IV&V projects and experience the techniques being used to analyze that software. The PLA will provide administrative support that will lead to process improvements and enhanced return on investment for analysis tasks by supporting the project management functions normally worked by the Project Lead.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating coordination of actions, tasks, and meetings through project management tools across one or more project teams
  • Reviewing and understanding project financial and schedule data
  • Supporting program Metrics and QA functions with data calls, and supporting other data calls as tasked
  • Providing coordination, support and assistance in the development of monthly NASA IV&V deliverables
  • Assisting in clearly articulating value-added by the project team’s analysis activities
  • Recognizing and investigating areas of continuous improvement
  • Assists with the development of workflows/processes to streamline administrative activities.
  • Performing Administrative duties to include:
  • Maintenance of IV&V Schedules
  • Arranging for required training
  • Supporting integration of inputs, review and editing of Contract Level and Technical Deliverables to ensure proper grammar and spelling, consistent use of verb tense, and clear communication flow of the technical message
  • Facilitating access to developer repositories and tools
  • Coordination with tool developers to accommodate change requests
  • Documentation of process guidance and incorporation of periodic updates
  • Generation of Mnthly Progress and Status Report drafts each month using existing Jira tickets as primary input
  • Quarterly Outreach recommendation metrics generation and aggregation support
  • Help submitting value statements in the Value Statement Tool
  • Jira dashboard generation & upkeep
  • Miscellaneous onboarding, access, tool support


  • Possesses a BA/BS degree and 2 years of related experience, or 6 years of related experience
  • Able to successfully pass a NASA Background Investigation for access to NASA and IV&V program data (Public Trust clearance)
  • Highly organized and able to operate successfully within a highly technical and schedule-driven environment
  • Quality driven, able to articulate value of work completed by team members
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintains excellent rapport with all internal and external customers
  • Experience with full Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to understand project schedules and assess performance against those schedules
  • Plus:
    • Familiarity with JIRA Software or similar issue and tracking programs
    • Familiarity with Confluence or other Team Collaboration Software
    • Provides support for administrative matters and tasks for Project Lead support areas   

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