Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify basic lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions. Evaluates customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces. Performs analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture. Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success. Supports the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.
Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
oDevelops data packages used to support operations analysis projects. Collects and performs statistical analysis of mission, usability, cost and effectiveness data in support of analyses.
oCompiles user needs through direct means (e.g., documents and research and field observations) to determine the current state of operations. Develops user surveys to collect cost and operational data and identify needs. Provides supporting data for changes to the operational envelope for existing systems. Conducts cost and performance analysis of existing systems across and outside their defined envelope. Assesses current state and supplier roadmaps for various technologies. Drafts reports and presents at program meetings results of analyses in support of acquiring potential business.
oDevelops data packages. Supports the identification of figures of merit, and develops cost data to support development of cost performance models and best value analysis. Assists in the trade study effort. Contributes material to trade study results package.
oIdentifies opportunities for evolutionary or revolutionary product concepts through operations analyses associated with operational scenarios.
oCollects and organizes user needs and scenario data. Extracts relevant operational and system information needed for requirements derivation and analysis. Runs model applications and output data processing tasks. Performs data adequacy and consistency checks. Assists with preparation of briefings and provides input to requirements documents.
oAssists in the development and writing of the program affordability plan. Supports analysis of product team affordability initiatives and opportunities. Assists in the development of program affordability metrics and supporting rationale.