Successful candidate will provide EPASS Advisory and Assistance Services to the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate (AFLCMC/HN) at the AF Life-Cycle Management Center (previously the Electronic Systems Center). The C3I&N Directorate’s primary mission is: Connecting Warfighters with Affordable, Secure, and War-Winning Cyber, C3I and Network Systems. The Directorate provides C3I connectivity, network, and infrastructure between Joint, Coalition, AF, and Allied countries space, air, terrestrial, and cyber domains. The Directorate in headquartered at Hanscom AFB, MA with 11 other operating locations. This position will have to interface with a team of military, Government civilian, contractor project managers and FFRDC/A&AS support personnel in the day-to-day activities associated with management of HN’s projects, programs and initiatives.
Ten (10) years of DoD weapons system acquisition and software cost analysis and estimating experience, demonstrating progressively more responsible assignments.
Bachelors degree with 21 Semester Hours in quantitative analysis courses, plus three (3) semester hours of Calculus.
Position Location(s): Hanscom AFB, Lackland AFB.
Travel: Occasional CONUS/OCONUS travel may be required.
Secret, Top Secret clearance (depending on location); or as a minimum, the ability to obtain a clearance
The successful candidate is an individual whose qualifications and/or particular expertise are exceptional and/or highly unique and would typically be recognized as an industry leader in the area of software cost analysis. Typical functions to be performed include: initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs; provides strategic advice, technical guidance, and expertise to program and project staff; provides detailed analyses, evaluations, and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; consults with client to define needs or problems; supervises studies; and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.
Applies C3I&N domain-specific data and research to define software program scope, create a program-specific WBS, define all software development activities, sequence activities, and estimate activity resources and duration. A Software Cost SME should be proficient in estimating the effort, cost, staffing, schedule, and risk associated with software development efforts, ranging in size and complexity. The “Software” Cost SME is an expert in all types of project cost estimating techniques that are commonly used, analogous, parametric estimation, and bottom-up engineering estimation, in addition to special types of analysis, such as modeling of reusable and commercially purchased software, agile and/or advanced software development models, staffing constraints, optimal effort/schedule analysis, effort based on individual labor categories by month, reliability/effort tradeoffs, project-specific staffing issues, software maintenance, and calibration measures. The Software Cost SME has the ability to do accurate independent software project sizing by multiple metrics (function points, Software Lines of Code, use cases, etc.) built upon active use of personal, proprietary, and Government databases of similar domain developments, and typically has associated software sizing certifications, such as Certified Function Point Practitioner (CFPP) or Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS). A “Software” Cost SME is an expert user of multiple effort and modeling software tools, such as SEER SEM, Price Trueplanning, SLIM, COCOMO II, etc. A “Software” Cost SME has collected the commodity specific experiences and data necessary to support these complex activities, including the ability to train the Government or other contractors on the unique challenges and opportunities of software cost estimating and analysis in this environment.