• Senior Principal Configuration Management Associate

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/10/2019 7:03 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within 24 months
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree in Business, a technical field or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 8 years related experience is required.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Senior Configuration Management Specialist to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge technology that supports our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with the government to develop solutions that allow them to carry out submarine missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to deliver end-to-end solutions in mission systems integration, development, and operations support to fleets and the organization. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Principal Configuration Manaagement Specialist will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employees will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.


    Lead or actively participates in efforts to establish and collaborate across GDMS for the generation of Configuration/Data Management policies, instructions, templates and any other GDMS process documentation
    •Creates and collaborates with Program/Engineering Management Team regarding tailoring of GDMS Processes and other guiding CDM Practices for the project
    •Defines project CCB hierarchy, structures and thresholds ensuring criteria for each is identified in the project CDM Plan
    •Implements and maintains an Engineering Change Notice System, including product improvements, repairs, and new product development
    •Participates in GDMS tool incentives including investigation of new tools or tool changes, providing guidance for CDM requirements and processes
    •Advocate of CDM process and CDM tools and communicates this to CDM staff members
    •Defines the organization and project specific change process, including changes flowing from one board to another, form/fit/function, change classification and fast track/full track change criteria
    •Reviews issues within programs where compliance is an issue and ensures root cause analysis is performed, reviews the CDM solution
    •Attend and provide CDM Inputs at Program Meeting with Customer as required (weekly/monthly)
    •Coordinates the interaction between engineering, manufacturing, field operations, and program management to ensure appropriate changes are documented. Schedule, prepare and participates in Program Change Review Boards (CCB's) between required Quality, PM, Engineering and Customer representative (If required)
    •Ensure Configuration Management Best Practices are implemented, documented and auditable in the approval of configuration items
    •Ensures the maintenance of product baselines
    •Provide auditability of all change artifacts as required for ISO, Internal or External Audits or program
    •Works across organizations to coordinate processes where possible
    •Participate or review non Configuration and Data Management policies, process, etc. to determine impacts to Configuration Management
    •Creates training materials for employees inside and outside of the department
    •Trains all functional areas on Configuration and Data Management processes
    •Analyzes proposed changes of product design to determine effect on overall product and system
    •Provides direction and delegates work to lower level employees
    •Works as a lead to balance workload across team to meet critical program deadlines
    •Creates and approves program Configuration/Data Management Plans and contributes to the generating of program plans
    •Supports fully all tasks associated with both configuration and data management tasks
    •Support proposals by reviewing customer SOW and/or other proposal documentation that pertains to CDM to identify the full scope and effort to be bid
    •Approves proposal bids and supporting documentation submitted by CDM

    Strong understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards
    Strong knowledge of industry practices
    Strong understanding of Software Configuration Management builds practices
    Strong understanding in the management of Third Party Software
    Solid time management skills
    Highly proficient in the use of all MS Office Suite applications
    Highly proficient in the use of Product Data Management (PDM) applications
    Strong experience using Software Configuration Management Applications
    Considered an expert in all areas of Hardware and Software Configuration Management, Data Management and management of Third Party Software
    Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
    Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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