MCR, LLC Requirements Analyst in Norfolk, Virginia
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Would you enjoy working in a challenging international environment collaborating with team members from over 29 nations? MCR is comprised of deeply passionate and experienced professionals who guide our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partnership national clients through complex programmatic and technological challenges. If you are a highly motivated, client focused Requirements QA Analyst who is interested in demonstrating your skill sets on an international level and coordinating real change this opportunity is the one you have been looking for!
PRIOR NATO EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED!
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
To win tomorrow's war, NATO must prepare and be prepared today:
This is Allied Command Transformation's role. It requires the ability to understand the evolution of the security environment, to analyse the future scenarios and threats likely to challenge NATO's superiority in all domains, to develop the capabilities that are unique to the Alliance, and to educate and train our troops. Through these tasks, Allied Command Transformation's purpose is to ensure that NATO will rely on the right military capacity at any moment in time, to face any future challenge. In today's world, it is a strategic necessity for the Alliance to be able to operate and adapt at the same time.
DCOS Capability Development (CAPDEV) acts as the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation's Director for guidance, direction and co-ordination of the activities and resources of the Capability Development Directorate. CAPDEV is responsible to:
Identify and prioritize Alliance capability shortfalls from short to long term, along a continuum of holistic capability development.
Lead the determination of required capabilities and prioritization of shortfalls to inform the delivery of materiel and non-materiel solutions across the Doctrine, Organisation, Training, Material, and Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and Interoperability (DOTMLPFI) lines of effort to enable a holistic approach to capability development, ensuring improved interoperability, deployability and sustainability of Alliance Forces.
The future Requirements Division will execute all tasks and activities needed to support requirements management for NATO capabilities. The Requirements Division will develop requirements, provide traceability and quality assurance of requirements, and implement options across DOTMLPFI in order to satisfy capability needs.
As part of this adapted organisational structure, ACT is in the process of implementing an improved capability requirements capture process, including the traceability of requirements, to ensure a clear separation between the requirements owner and the solution provider. This process will provide through life traceability of the requirements using an efficient change management process. ACT will be responsible for tasks such as capability requirements definition, requirements management, systems engineering, architecture development, holistic through lifecycle management, capability acceptance, Capability Package management (e.g. support of Air Command and Control System (ACCS), Air Ground Surveillance (AGS), Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) and various Communications and Information Systems (CIS) capabilities).
The outputs of the adapted structure are formed from requirements, portfolio, programme and project management principles and practices that enable the direction of capability programmes and a range of projects in a transparent through lifecycle capability approach. They include comprehensive traceable capability requirements that have been assessed and analysed for alternative solutions and quality assured to provide interoperability, and the delivery of multi-domain and multi-functional C4ISR focused programmes.
As a member of a Requirements Management Team, validate that capability requirements align with user needs across all aspects of DOTMLPFI for all assigned Operational Requirements, Capability Targets, and other high-level requirements.
Provide technical guidance to Requirements Management Teams and Capability Programme Directors related to maintaining quality of requirements.
Monitor requirements developed in all life cycle stages to ensure integrity and traceability and to ensure they remain valid, applicable, and continue to satisfy operational user needs.
Support identification of options in for resolving requirements management issues.
Maintain configuration control of the requirements traceability matrices throughout the capability life cycle.
Ensure Federated and Enterprise working to facilitate cross-functional, collaborative and supported interdependent teams/individuals in other divisions and other directorates across ACT as appropriate.
Is the principal project manager for project management support to the other two positions on this statement of work.
Duration – July 1 2018 until Dec 31 2018 with likely follow on until June 2020.
Location - Primary place of performance is HQ SACT, 7857 Blandy Road, Suite 100, Norfolk, Virginia.
University degree in a related discipline.
8 years of experience in application of requirements management to acquisition processes
Experience with use of a requirements management tool
Experience in requirements development, either as a hands-on writer or facilitator of requirements development sessions
Experience in requirements management
Experience in establishing and managing traceability and quality of requirements
Experience with writing white papers, point papers, and briefings for senior leaders
Excellent communications skills both orally and in writing
Project planning and management experience or skills
Demonstrate awareness of configuration control methods and practices
Demonstrated proficiency in English as defined in STANAG 6001 (3333) or demonstrated native English speaker background
Demonstrated minimum NATO or National SECRET clearance with the appropriate national authority for the duration of the contract
Demonstrated working level knowledge with MS Office tools (Outlook, Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, SharePoint)
Demonstrated availability to travel to any NATO entity within the 29 Nations (valid passport with no travel restrictions to NATO nations)
Experience working at a joint command, program executive office, or major program office
Experience with use of the IBM DOORS software
Knowledge about project management in complex systems or projects in a military Communication and Information Systems environment
Experience in effective orally and in writing communication, including briefing and in coordination with international stakeholder
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.