Analyzes and evaluates existing or proposed systems and designs computer systems to process data. Analyzes systems and procedures to refine their formulation and converts them to programmable formats. Codes applications and tests to software requirements. Analyzes detail systems factors, including input and output requirements, information flow, hardware and software requirements, and reliability characteristics. Writes or updates software specifications. Records all inputs and outputs of systems, including file sizes, data bank requirements, variability of information and appropriate statistical measures such as frequency, volume, peaking, etc. Prepares and updates documentation for new or existing systems. Troubleshoots and provides technical support and solutions to users. Monitors system effectiveness in satisfying user needs. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. Participates in special projects as required. Requires knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures used in systems analysis and design. Proficiency in the use of one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment. Professional Certification(s) may be required, depending on job assignment. Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Installs, tests, analyzes, and provides problem resolution for all hardware and software elements of the data communication network. Skill provides technical analysis in data network planning, engineering, and design. Monitors all hardware components to ensure terrestrial and possible satellite network communication facilities are operational at optimum levels, tracking throughput and response time of the data network to provide maximum availability and critical scheduling of data transfers. Analyzes user requests to determine needs, and recommends appropriate equipment and software. Position makes corrections necessary to communications systems hardware and software to ensure the availability of the data network. Evaluates and reports on new analog and digital communications technologies to enhance the capabilities of the data network. Proposes solutions to management to provide all the data communications requirements based upon future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings. Maintains provisioning, servicing, and maintenance activities. Responsible for performing system management and system administration functions supporting a distributed computing environment consisting of military simulations systems to include JLCCTC-MRF/ WARSIM, JLCCTC-ERF/ JCATS, and Low Overhead Drivers (LOD), and provides for the integration of these systems with Mission Command Systems (MCS) and administrative systems in order to support tailored unit digital MCS training requirements for military units ranging from battalion to echelons above corps.These functions include the installation, maintenance, and control of MCS applications for logistics, intelligence, and fire support as well as the underlying computer operating systems. Likewise, designs, configures, documents, tests, and modifies computer applications and networks for use in an integrated MCS training environment. Demonstrates complete understanding and wide application of technical theories, and concepts in the field. Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities: (application of General Summary attributes)
Leadership - YesSystem Tasks –
The LVC-IA Manager provides local and distributed live, virtual, constructive simulation and gaming training support incorporating live (HITS) virtual (AVACATT, RVTT/RVS/CCTT), and games for training (VBS3) training devices supporting an Integrated Training Environment (ITE). Responsible for participating in the full lifecycle of training events, planning, preparing, testing, and operate all aspect of the LVC-IA system of systems incorporated into an ITE exercise by performing scenario generation, exercise control and execution. The contractor shall submit problem ticket reports (PTRs) for system problems/improvements and participate in monthly LVC-IA coordinator meetings. During times of open LVC schedule, this contractor will be available to train and facilitate on comparable non-LVC models as required. Provide mentorship, guidance, training and work leadership to system technologists with less experience and understanding of specific functions, MCS, and operating systems. Consult with system integrators, system administrators, and computer specialists from other staff sections and organizations to design optimized system configurations and architectures in support of training.
Communities of Practice: System analysts are assigned primary Duties and Responsibilities within one or more Functional Areas (FA) of one of the Communities of Practice (CoP) listed below with mutual support requirements across all CoPs.Individual Training: Mission Command (IT: MC)
Installs, configures, and troubleshoots the network infrastructure, C2 hardware and software, and designs and executes C2 architectures in support of the classroom-training environment.Provides technical expertise to acquire, install, operate, integrate, and troubleshoot training and exercise systems within the classroom-training environment.
Performs all hardware and software upgrades and new installs during scheduled downtime or at the discretion of the government, and in coordination with the Individual Training supervisor. Tests and validates, prior to use in an exercise, the hardware and software installs and upgrades integrated during scheduled downtime.
Coordinates with Individual Training TIs to resolve problems with an emphasis on minimizing the impact on classroom training.
Collective Training: Mission Command (CT: MC)
Installs, configures, and troubleshoots the network infrastructure, C2 hardware and software, and designs and executes C2 architectures in support of the reconfigurable Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Collective Training environment.Coordinates with customer unit representatives to resolve interconnection and integration issues between military systems and MTC systems and servers.Assists customer unit system operators with MTC specific configuration issues as needed.Executes comprehensive operational procedures for an integrated federation of MC systems and simulation / stimulation systems. Configures system interface nodes supporting end-to-end connectivity and tactical message flow. Monitors the real-time operational status; tests hardware architecture and software for the conduct of staff training employing numerous LVCG+MC capabilities as applicable.
Collective Training: Gaming / Simulations (CT: G&S)Installs, configures, and troubleshoots the network infrastructure, G&S hardware and software, and designs and executes G&S architectures in support of the simulations environment.
Plans, builds, distributes, and tests G&S databases and supporting configuration files in support of LVCG+MC integrated exercises.
Security Requirements:Complies with MTC security requirements. Performs physical security, classified information security, and information assurance security tasks in order to safeguard classified information/equipment and high value government purchased and owned equipment and software.Ensures that data security, including data retrieval, transmission, and storage is conducted IAW applicable government standards to ensure that data transmission and storage are secure and free from unauthorized access IAW AR 380-5 and AR 25-2.
Systems and Applications supported:US Army Mission Command capabilities to include but not limited to:
Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS)Air and Missile Defense Work Station (AMDWS)Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3)Command Post of the Future (CPOF)Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) - Blue Force Tracker (BFT)Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) – Joint Capabilities Release (JCR)Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS)Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR)Tactical Mission Command servers (TMC)
Collaboration (voice and data) capabilities to include but not limited to:
ChatEmail PortalVoice communicationsWeb-ConferencingGaming and Virtual training capabilities to include but not limited to:Virtual Battle-space 3 (VBS3)
LVCG, Constructive Simulations / Stimulations (G&S) to include but not limited to:
Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Entity Resolution Federate (ERF)Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS)Joint Defense Logistics Model (JDLM)Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) / Multiple Unified Simulation Environment (MUSE)Fires Simulation (FireSim)After Action Review System (AARS)One Semi-Automated Forces (OneSAF)Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Multi Resolution Federate (MRF)War Fighters Simulation (WARSIM)Live Virtual Constructive – Integrating Architecture (LVC-IA) components
Virtual Battle Space 3 (VBS3)
WTA Education/Experience Requirements:
6 Years, “and/or” related B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Science, Information Systems or Mathematics.
DoD Certification and Training Requirements: IAT II coded IA position with a DCWF Work Role as a System Administrator IAW DoD 8570.01-m Change 4 2012.
Baseline Certification: Comp Security+ CEComputing Environment Certification: CCNAMandatory Training / Local Training Plan: Complies with all DoD, Army, and company training requirements IAW Government policy, DoD 8570.01-M IA Workforce Improvement Program, Army Regulation, and company and site policy.
Secret Clearance 6years of directly related computer systems analysis and/or programming experience. As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.