Program Configuration Management

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-302496
    • Job Location: Dallastown, PA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 07/20/2020
    • Years of Experience: 7+
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

The Configuration and Data Manager (CM/DM) is responsible for effectively tracking, logging, categorizing and maintaining the configuration of project data and hardware for the entire organization. Works with Integrated Product Teams (IPT) to create and maintain configuration baselines (design inputs, design outputs, COTS/GOTS, development, test, production, etc.) supporting capability development, system sustainment and operations (SS&O). Uses or recommends automated CM/DM tools to implement CM/DM policies and procedures. Develops or modifies CM/DM plans, policies, and procedures tailored to the complexity and scope of the developmental or operational system. Implements CM/DM discipline for the entire life cycle of systems from initial requirements/capabilities baselines to system end-of-life. Manages change control and leads configuration audits. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform configuration, change and release management support functions for all projects;
  • Manage CM/DM processes including, but not limited to, configuration identification, control, verification, and audit activities;
  • Oversee change management processes, including but not limited to, change management support, change proposal assessment, change request review and logging, change scheduling and build authorization, and post-implementation reviews and closure activities;
  • Support release management processes, including but not limited to, release planning, build, deployment, life cycle support and closure activities;
  • Review, develop and recommend improvements to existing configuration, change and release management policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate the review of engineering/configuration, change and release data, documentation and activities to ensure adherence to procedures and policies;
  • Assist in the management, maintenance and automating of CM tools;
  • Prepare configuration, release and build documentation, and maintain document library IAW with DoD, USAF, USAFCENT and local directives and policies;
  • Maintain quality, integrity and security of CM document library and ensure configuration items are not added or modified without authorization and modifications are adequately recorded;
  • Audit the CM document library, and assist in implementing audit recommendations;
  • Track and prepare configuration item history and status reports, and CM metrics for each build and release, as required;
  • Prepare, schedule and lead CM meetings;
  • Host Configuration Control Board (CCB)
  • Direct the efforts of the CM/DM department staff, included but not limited to, task assignments, supervision of staff and associated personnel actions.

 Other Job Functions

  •  Develop, refine, and maintain build and installation processes and procedures
  • Define and implement procedures for releasing new products throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Provide change management and product configuration management guidance
  • Deliver the status of configuration control and logistics documentation such as technical manuals, preventative maintenance system, operations support system, safety, and provisioning documentation
  • Assist and support the review of system technical data and drawings, technical manuals, and configuration baseline documentation to determine the changes required to update requirements and establish new baselines
  • Develop and maintain baselines and configuration control procedures
  • Provide continuous coordination of progress on actions, tasking, and issues being worked by the Configuration Management Team

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

 Direct the efforts of the CM/DM department staff, included but not limited to, task assignments, supervision of staff and associated personnel actions.

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  •  Ability to maintain sensitive and/or classified information as required by government standards
  • Ability to document and perform hardware and software version control processes, policies and procedures.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with Military standards such as MIL-HDBK-61 and MIL-STD-31000.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with industry CM standards such as EAI-649, ISO 10007, and CMMI.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with industry drawing standards such as ASME Y14.100.
  • Ability to define and implement hardware and software configuration management processes and procedures.
  • Ability to develop product build scripts and procedures, and integrating scripts with the hardware and software build process.
  • Ability to establish and maintain Program CM systems and document and software libraries.
  • Ability to develop and improve Program CM processes.
  • Ability to provide CM process training to program team.
  • Ability to communicate CM status to CM Management and Program Management.
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: minimum Bachelor's Degree in Technical or Business discipline, or equivalent experience. 

Required: 7+ years of configuration management experience

Preferred: 

Gichner Shelter Systems and DOD Configuration standards and procedures

Data Management file management system, Autodesk Vault preferred

Microsoft Office Suite and Visio

AS400 System Preferred


WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 Office environment

Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)

Ability to lift  up to 10 pounds