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Configuration Management Lead

University Park, Pennsylvania
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21 Jul 2022
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We are searching for a self-motivated Configuration Management (CM) lead to join our Program Management and Control Department/System and Engineering Capabilities Division at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University. ARL/Penn States purpose is to develop innovative solutions to challenging national problems in support of the Navy, DoD, and Intel communities engineering and technology needs.

Oversight includes leading the design and implementation of a CM process; manage and maintain hardware and software configuration items and related engineering documentation; support product development / manufacturing handover / takeover, and help guide efforts and product life cycle.

You will:
  • Lead in the selection and evaluation of the best technology to support program development; define processes and standards; maintain required documentation; to be implemented at the Undersea Systems Office level
  • Evaluate and facilitate orderly management of technical and/or ; to include engineering changes to hardware, software, and technical data
  • Work closely with other stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization; participate in internal and customer meetings
  • Provide technical leadership to resolve configuration management issues during product and project lifecycles
  • Develop and provide training, advice, and guidance for the integration of new technologies, environment, and processes to the engineering departments
  • Work regularly with ARL IT personnel to maintain and configure tools on server(s) and clients, manage licenses, establish a level of automation if possible and access controls
  • Develop Software Configuration Management metrics reports
Typical requirements include a Bachelors Degree or higher; 8+ years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required skills/experience areas include:
  • Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Skill in programming and scripting languages (such as C, C++, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Industry or US Government practices for configuration management
  • Knowledge of tools used to implement a successful configuration management program (such as source control tools, problem tracking tools, etc.)
  • Effectiveness at presenting in front of management, engineers, or sponsors, or in reports/written communication, conveying information to drive to action or decision
  • Past success collaborating in a multi-disciplinary team environment, at all levels of an organization, and in a variety of cultures and backgrounds
  • Proven ability to provide quality results with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Preferred skills/experience areas include:
  • An active government security clearance
Your working location can be hybrid on-site/work from home, located in State College.

ARL at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas.

You will be subject to a government security investigation, and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

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  • Job Reference: 664005562-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Pennsylvania State University
  • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent