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Req ID : 1983229

Contractor Support to Quality Assurance

  • Working Location: Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Security Clearance: NATO Secret
  • Language: High proficiency level in English language


As part of this adapted organisational structure, ACT is in the process of implementing an improved capability requirements capture process, including the traceability of requirements, to ensure a clear separation between the requirements owner and the solution provider. This process will provide through life traceability of the requirements using an efficient change management process. ACT will be responsible for tasks such as capability requirements definition, requirements management, systems engineering, architecture development, holistic through lifecycle management, capability acceptance, Capability Package management (e.g. support of Air Command and Control System (ACCS), Air Ground Surveillance (AGS), Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) and various Communications and Information Systems (CIS) capabilities).

The outputs of the adapted structure are formed from requirements, portfolio, programme and project management principles and practices that enable the direction of capability programmes and a range of projects in a transparent through lifecycle capability approach. They include comprehensive and traceable capability requirements that have been assessed and analysed for alternative solutions and quality assured to provide interoperability, and the delivery of multi-domain and multi-functional C4ISR focused programmes.


Essential Qualifications/Experience:

A University Degree in engineering, management, information systems, accounting, economics, finance, business administration, public administration, operations research, project management or related disciplines
CQI-IRCA Quality certification or direct equivalent
5 years experience in the application of requirements quality management to acquisition processes
Experience in the evaluation of requirements quality across comprehensive lines of development; i.e. doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, facilities, and interoperability (DOTMLPFI)
Experience in requirements development, either as a hands-on requirements author and/or facilitator of requirements development sessions
Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 5 years) experience in procurement programs in the defence sector
Demonstrable experience working in a multinational organization or NATO Command Structure (NCS) / NATO Force Structure (NFS) and familiarity with NATO agencies role in system development
Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 5 years) experience in managing requirements in accordance with formal configuration and change management processes
Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 5 years) experience working in support of processes that were formally certified in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard
Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 10 years) experience in using project management software such as Jira and/or the use of Kanban boards in the management of a project or programme
Demonstrable proficiency in effective oral and written communication, including briefing and coordinating with international stakeholders

As a member of a Requirements Core Development Team, verifies that capability requirements align with user needs across all aspects of DOTMLPFI for all assigned Operational Requirements, Capability Targets, and other high-level requirements
Provides technical guidance to Requirements Managers and Capability Programme Directors related to the quality of requirements and the requirements development process
Supports the development and establishment of quality criteria, quality control, and quality assurance procedures as related to requirements management
Contributes to the development of directives and standard operating procedures that apply to the quality control and assurance of capability requirements development and management
Monitors requirements developed in all life cycle stages to ensure quality and to ensure they remain valid, applicable, and continue to satisfy operational user needs
Supports identification of options for resolving requirements management issues
Contributes to the development of quality control and assurance assessment tools and reports
Works in a federated and enterprise-wide manner to facilitate cross-functional, collaborative and supported interdependent teams/individuals in other divisions and other directorates across ACT as appropriate
Performs additional tasks as required by the COTR related to the labor category

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