The Strategic Development and Experimentation (SD&E) group of Phantom Works is looking for a US Air Force Subject Matter Expert (SME) to serve on the Concept of Operations (Conops)/Operations Analysis team. Candidates will assist in the development of requirements and Conops for SD&E applications, specifically in the area of US Air Force experimentation requirements. This job reports directly to the Manager, Systems Engineering/Conops in SD&E. Candidates will be required to follow and independently execute the systems engineering experimentation process used in the SD&E organization and execute the Conops development portion of the process. Candidates will interact directly with the Conops Technical Lead Engineer, experiment lead engineers, senior managers and Business Unit leadership in the assessment of current products, future threats, and scenarios in order to develop options to address identified capability gaps. This effort also includes assessment of emerging technologies, and developing Conops applicable to various US Air Force and joint service mission areas to meet emerging requirements. Candidates must have knowledge of the existing Joint Family of Concepts (CCJO, JOE, Joint Functional Concepts, and Joint Integrating Concepts as they relate to current Capability Based Assessments, portfolios, and to the current operating environments). Candidates must maintain a network with US Air Force, Joint Staff, and Combatant Command representatives closely involved with Joint/US Air Force Conops development and refinement. Candidates must be able to: provide management support via analysis, demonstrations, exercises, and experiments with Conops development, including modification or interpretation advice as required; maintain expertise in the evolution of customer Joint/US Air Force Conops development efforts, the associated organizations, and terminology; create or modify disciplined Conops in support of new Boeing US Air Force/Joint initiatives, capabilities concepts, program evolution, etc.; demonstrate a refined working knowledge and understanding of the conceptual foundations for the execution of full spectrum of Joint Operations, and US Air Force operations and follow-on US Air Force conceptual development initiatives; demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills including creation of presentations that crisply and concisely convey Conops.
[ + ] Build Positive Relationships
Leads efforts to consistently and proactively build effective working relationships with other team leaders, managers and internal employees. Probes for and provides information to clarify situations. Consistently and proactively seeks and expands on original ideas from fellow team leaders, managers and other internal employees enhances others' ideas, and contributes own ideas about the issues at hand. Places higher priority on team, project, and/or organization goals than on own goals. Is called upon to mentor others in gaining agreement from fellow team leaders, managers and internal employees to support ideas or take partnership-oriented action; uses sound rationale to explain value of actions. Establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping people feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions.
[ + ] Communication
Consistently and proactively clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Guiders others in keeping their audience thoroughly engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection. Frames highly complex and or advanced information in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; uses terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Regularly seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Attends to both direct and indirect messages from others; correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately. Mentors and advises fellow project leads and other internal employees on effective communication techniques.
[ + ] Innovation
Viewed as an expert in consistently and proactively identifying implicit assumptions in the way problems or situations are defined or presented. Sees alternative ways to view or define problems; is not constrained by the thoughts or approaches of team leads, internal employees or external customers. Consistently draws upon multiple and diverse sources (individuals, disciplines, bodies of knowledge) for ideas and inspiration. Guides other in combining ideas in unique ways or makes connections between disparate ideas; explores different lines of thought. Views situations from multiple perspectives; brainstorms complex approaches/solutions. Examines numerous potential solutions and evaluates each before accepting any; targets important areas for innovation and develops solutions that address meaningful issues in own work areas and thought the organization.
[ + ] Analytical Skills
Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources at the business unit level.
[ + ] Customer Knowledge
Advanced, expert knowledge of techniques to help identify a customer's organization, capabilities, practices, support resources, preferences, problems, and other constraints in order to provide effective product support and technical issue resolution.
[ + ] Government Interface
Advanced/expert knowledge of relevant government agencies and processes as well as current issues (e.g., governmental, international, industrial) impacting functional responsibilities of the occupation. Has frequent contacts with external government agencies and interacts regularly with senior internal and external personnel on highly significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations. Possesses extensive historical knowledge regarding government agencies and processes to facilitate advising senior management regarding policy issues related to government matters.
[ + ] Knowledge of User
Advanced/expert knowledge of the user role, user domain, and user skill level to effectively work with and represent the end user within the company.
Basic Qualifications For Consideration
Do you have a minimum of twelve (12) years experience in or working with the US Air Force or Joint Operations or Conops or Operations Analysis field?
Technical bachelor's degree and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree with typically 12 or more years' or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A technical degree is defined as any four year degree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study.
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