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Technology Transition SME

Location: Alexandria, Virginia Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2022-7026 Potential to Telecommute: Hybrid

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    • 20 days PTO/year + 10 holidays/year
    • Flexible schedules
    • 6% 401k match with immediate vesting
    • Semi-annual bonus eligibility (July and December)
    • Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement account
    • Up to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement
    • Other company funded benefits
    • Optional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan
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The primary roles of the Technology Transition SME are to provide analysis, assessments, and technical assistance to support DoD technology modernization priorities that accelerate capability delivery to the warfighter.

Daily work is conducted as an integrated team member of the Multi-Domain Joint Operations (MDJO) organization under the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Mission Capabilities (DCTO(MC)) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).

Primary responsibilities focus on supporting the successful transition of emerging technologies from experimentation to Service programs of record in order to close high-priority capability gaps in the Joint Warfighting Concept (JWC).


The Technology Transition SME will:

• Conduct activities to ensure the successful transition of critical technologies and capabilities to Service programs of record.
• Develop, maintain, and act upon technology transition plans to facilitate the transition of proven prototyped capabilities to the Services.
• Proactively engage with Service and OSD stakeholders through the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC), Deputy’s Management Action Group (DMAG), Defense Acquisition System, and other stakeholder forums.
• Conduct oversight on prototyped capabilities undergoing experimentation focused on tracking, synchronizing, and transitioning a broad range of advanced developmental capabilities and prototyping efforts, elements of modernization roadmaps, and other efforts with the potential to close JWC capability gaps.
• Engage with transition stakeholders associated with those transition plans to mitigate risk and facilitate successful transition.
• Track OUSD(R&E) Mission Integration (MI) and Prototypes and Experiments (P&E) activities aligned to the JWC functional battles, and facilitate DCTO(MC) representation in relevant forums associated with the JWC functional battles.
• Maintain liaison with OSD CAPE and OUSD(A&S) for Issue Team coordination and other transition-related issues (Competitive Acquisition Pathway, Strategic Portfolio Reviews, etc).

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum of fifteen (15) years of PM experience.
• Experience as a PM or Deputy PM for a $50M+ technology design, manufacturing, integration, and test program; or a portfolio manager for a technology development program.
• Experience leading or managing classified programs at the SCI level.
• Knowledge of the Defense Acquisition System and Project Management best practices.
• Working knowledge of the Earned Value Management System.

Desired Qualifications:
• Knowledge of best practices and innovative approaches for transitioning technology from laboratory development to a Service Program of Record and/or operational use.
• Experience overcoming systemic technology transition challenges associated with the DoD acquisition “Valley of Death.”
• Navy or Marine Corps experience.
• OSD and/or Joint Staff experience.
• PMP certification.

Education Requirements:
• Master’s degree in a discipline relevant for the technical work required of this position.

Clearance Requirements:
• TS/SCI clearance




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