Operations Analyst Lead

Fort Meade, MD
Information Technology /
Regular /
Agile Defense provides leading-edge Digital Transformation solutions to support and advance our customers' mission. We deliver innovative and high-quality services to our customers worldwide through an empowered and engaged workforce.

Requisition #: 103

Job Title: Operations Analyst Lead

Location: 6912 Cooper Avenue Fort Meade, Maryland20755

Clearance Level: Active DoD - Top Secret

Required Certification(s): 
·       One certificate that is revealed to the work is required.

Agile-Defense is seeking an Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Test Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting the Defense Information Systems Agency Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Test, Evaluation, and Certification (TEC) II contract at Fort Meade, MD.  The selected candidate will lead the National Background Investigative Services (NBIS) Operational Assessment (OA) team to perform analytical work in support of testing, evaluation, and certification of Information Technology/National Security Systems in accordance with DODI 8330.01 and JITC guidance and procedures.
The selected candidate will oversee and participate in the OT&E effort that applies common JITC OT&E processes to achieve a robust OT&E of the NBIS system.

·       Provide T&E expertise on a wide range of Science and Technology activities and missions to include test planning, test execution, data management and test reporting.
·       Responsible for the design and implementation of OT test planning documentation to determine system under test (SUT) OT requirements standards and criteria are met. Documentation to support this effort includes requirements analysis plans, data management analysis plans, and OT evaluation plans.
·       Review applicable SUT requirements documents (e.g., Initial Capabilities Documents (ICDs), Capability Development Documents (CDDs), Capability Production Documents (CPDs), Information Support Plans (ISPs), Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs), Concept of Operations (CONOPs), etc.) to ensure user requirements and criteria are correctly documented and included early in the T&E planning process.
·       Recommend adjustments to the T&E process or detailed procedures to the program manager, program office staff, and other stakeholders.
·       Incorporate Design of Experiment (DOE) and Scientific Based Test Design (SBTD) into T&E approaches.
·       Ensure OT test requirements, test scenarios and test scripts adequately cover Key Performance Parameters (KPPs).
·       Collect all OT related technical data found during T&E events.
·       Record all initial findings and document final test results into applicable OT reports.
·       Convene Data Authentication Groups (DAG) to score and authenticate data and investigate the causes of anomalies before the data proceeds further in data management processes.
·       Record all Test and Incident Problem Reports (TIPRs) in Jira.
·       Utilize manual data analysis methods and automated test tools to execute assessment of collected data.
·       Execute collection of real-time test data, analysis of test results and drafting thorough, accurate, and complete formal test documentation.
·       Deliver all formal test documentation via confluence.
·       Ensure T&E reports are written in accordance with current JITC policies and procedures, delivering reports after a thorough administrative and managerial review.
·       Interact on a regular basis with the JITC and NBIS project owner to ensure that the OT&E is successfully performed.
·       Participate in Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) meetings, Test Concept Briefs (TCBs), Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs), program reviews, teleconferences, and video teleconferences.
·       Serve in a key technical role during design reviews to ensure tasks and actions meet specified milestone entrance/exit criteria and government-established top-level requirements.

·       Will need to oversee the NBIS OT&E Staff and the NBIS Data Collectors.


Required Certifications
·       One certificate that is revealed to the work is required.

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Management System, or related discipline) and at least 10 years of experience or a Master’s degree and at least 6 years of experience


Required Skills
·       Must have extensive T&E Background
·       Must have leadership experience.
·       Must be able to interact with and brief government leadership in a fast-paced environment.
·       Must be able to oversee and direct an OA team to accomplish OT&E testing and reporting in an agile environment on the NBIS system.
·       Familiarity with the Agile Product Development Cycle.
·       Experience with Agile development processes and tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence)
·       Must be proficient with MS Office tools.
·       Experience with at least some of the following applications: ServiceNow, SharePoint.
·       Must possess solid organization abilities and be a motivated, flexible team player.
·       Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.


Environmental Conditions
·       Remote and Onsite work.   Expect to be at Fort Meade - 20-25% of the time. In addition, expect some travel for the OT&E events (expect 2-3 per year).  Expect 15-20% Travel for OT&E events.

Strength Demands
·       Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles.  Some occasional walking or standing may be required.   Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements
·       Stand or Sit; See
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Helpful: We assist each other and pull together as teammates to deliver.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Agile Defense is subject to federal vaccine mandates or other customer/facility vaccination requirements as a federal contractor. As such, to protect its employees' health and safety and comply with customer requirements, Agile Defense may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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