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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos is seeking a Technical Project Manager / Sr. Systems Engineer to support the Global Information Grid (GIG) Service Management-Operations (GSM-O) contract at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany.

In this role, you will:

  • Serve on the USAFRICOM Intelligence Directorate (J2) Intelligence Capabilities team working with stakeholders and leadership to consult on, and manage, technical/IT projects and capability analysis studies.
  • Manage complex interdisciplinary systems engineering projects providing systems capability development, systems gap analysis, and systems integration.
  • Manage scope, stakeholders, schedule, cost, logistics, and risks. Independently leads projects and operational support activities that span multiple staff directorates while balancing competing customer requirements and managing limited resources.
  • Develop, coordinate, staff, and present executive-level information, decision, mission, and staff papers and briefings.

As a specialized subject matter expert (SME) in the intelligence field, you will also:

  • Develop plans, solution architecture, and concepts of operations (CONOPS) reflecting USAFRICOM's intelligence architecture, solutions portfolio and technology infrastructure.
  • Work often with partner nations to generate and review system and functional diagrams, project plans, CONOPS and requirements. This will be accomplished through coordination with other J2 branches, government agencies and Program of Record Offices such as the Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation (BICES) Program Office, U.S. Embassy Staff and Defense Attach Officers, Partner Nations, and across several USAFRICOM components such as Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF).
  • Assist in the development and validation of multi-national intelligence information sharing (MNIIS) technical requirements and proposed projects
  • Help government leadership shape the MNIIS and overall intelligence portfolio environment and to improve collaboration with USAFRICOM partners.

Travel will be necessary at times.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • Bachelor's Degree with 8-12 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF).
  • Experience leading complex interdisciplinary systems engineering projects in a Department of Defense (DoD) environment.
  • Experience researching, accessing and evaluating information technology and intelligence systems and making recommendations to management about incorporating technologies and systems into the enterprise architecture and mission.
  • Critical thinking - ability to visualize and articulate end-to-end systems solutions by means of capability gap analysis.
  • Must be capable of performing complex tasks related to military operations at the Combatant Command staff level.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products: Office, Visio, Project, Excel and SharePoint.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment, and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to develop briefing material and to provide consultation at the executive level.
  • Possession of excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Capable of travelling to international locations to accomplish surveys, testing and integration work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Joint, Combatant Command, or North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) staff experience preferred.
  • Experience leading C4 systems, PED or ISR mission integration and operational support teams.
  • Experience working with Partner Nation/Allied/Coalition members in defense and intelligence environments.
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF).
  • Knowledge of Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation (BICES) and Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange (CENTRIX).
  • Industry recognized Information Technology Certifications and Project Management Certifications: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Cisco, Juniper, Microsoft, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Project Management Institute, PMP, etc.


External Referral Eligible

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Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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