Senior Process Improvement Engineer

Employer
Aptive
Location
Working from home
Posted
Nov 20, 2022
Closes
Dec 20, 2022
Ref
2022-1653
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Senior Process Improvement Engineer to support digital transformation within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Financial Services Center.

Within the FSC, the Financial Technology Service (FTS) is responsible for all Information Technology including requirements analysis and sizing, backlog management, scrum team governance, incremental/sprint planning, business value, dependency management, risk and impact analysis, scheduling, budget vs actual labor reporting, configuration management, testing, infrastructure operations, application modernization, cyber security, process improvement, and Agile Release Train orchestration.

FTS's IT products address a broad array of VA's enterprise requirements including timekeeping and payroll; accounting; financial reporting and auditing; healthcare claims processing; accounts payable and payment processing; employee travel and charge card; employee relocation; financial data analytics; and financial integration.

This role can be performed in Austin, TX or fully remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide technical engineering oversight from development, to the implementation and routine operation on process equipment/systems.
  • Implement improvement plans to achieve process equipment deliverables, timelines, and performance.
  • Develop documentation to support new equipment implementation (User requirement specifications, Detail design specification, Operating and Maintenance procedures, FAT, SAT, and commissioning documents).
  • Perform conceptual analysis for new capital project proposals; feasibility analysis, scope of work, basis of design, project schedule, budgetary estimate, facility utilization, risk analysis and implementation plan.
  • Implement engineering standards and best practices in the design of projects, specification of instruments and equipment, oversee/ coordinate the fabrication, installation and implementation of solutions to process problems.
  • Troubleshoot and aid in the repair of process equipment/systems as required to maintain GMP standards for optimal performance. Responsible for ongoing optimization and improvement in equipment/systems/processes for long term robustness and reliability.
  • Perform deviations/investigations/CAPAs/Change Control write-up. Provide engineering studies, technical engineering support, training and leadership to manufacturing, QA, validation, Quality Control, Validation, Facilities, and Metrology for continuous process improvement, troubleshooting, change control and deviation resolution.
  • In areas of health, safety and environmental policy: Provide guidance, leadership and directives to support and comply with all policies. Contribute toward meeting departmental goals and demonstrate progress in preventing or reducing injuries.
  • Manage contract engineers, and engineering service providers depending on the current projects and workloads.
  • Individual with experience must have knowledge of unit operations typically used in biotech and vaccine manufacturing such as bulk manufacturing, downstream operations, formulation, steaming (SIP) and cleaning (CIP).


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Related Scientific /Technical Discipline is required
  • At least 6 years of experience working for financial services organizations of similar size and complexity, providing support to FSC Operations and SLs through expert knowledge (i.e. Six Sigma, Kaizen, Gap Analysis, Process Mapping, Value Stream Mapping, etc.) along with practical application to continuously improve operations
  • Ability to adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Ability to rapidly prioritize competing requirements
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven knowledge of industry standards
  • Ability to travel onsite in Washington, DC
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.


Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
  • Strategic thinker with a drive to get all types of work done and a high attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to communicate across all mediums and settings; superior consulting abilities
  • Knowledge of military and Veteran health care populations


About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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