Bill of Materials (BOM) Engineer

Greenbelt, MD
Jul 14, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Full Time
General Dynamics IT has an opening for a Bill of Materials (BOM) Engineer with strong communication and technical skills that will support the Department of Commerce 2020 Decennial Census Systems of Systems hybrid cloud infrastructure and its applications. The BOM Engineer provides tactical and operational planning, development, evaluation and coordination of information technology resources including both the physical Data Center and Cloud Resources to be assigned to support the operational and project development teams to deliver and maintain value-added business solutions in support of the 2020 Decennial Census. This individual ensures the continuous improvement of integrated information technology systems to ensure that mission objectives are met. This individual manages one or more IT initiatives by defining, planning, organizing, and ensuring a timely execution of moderate to complex operational, infrastructure applications, or directs customer production support systems in congruence with service level agreements (SLAs) as defined by US Census leadership.


Specific roles & responsibilities for the position include but not limited to the following:

    Provides input on evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of IT systems, ensuring appropriate investment in strategic and operational systems. Provides responsive advice, counsel, education and service concerning IT issues and trends in the IT industry.Communicates IT plans, policies and technology trends throughout the work unit. Manages day-to-day relationships between IT resources and external entities (business units, other government’s entities, vendors, etc.).Maintains knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technologies, equipment and systems. Keeps current on laws, mandates, issues, practices and procedures.Plans, leads, organizes and controls projects related to selection, acquisition, development and installation of IT systems for the enterprise. Determines operational, technical, tactical, and support requirements; formulates logic; and devises optimum solutions.Reviews and provides input to policies and standard operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and effects changes required for continuous improvement of IT systems.Administers and provides input to an annual operating and capital budget. Maintains contact with IT suppliers.Maintains knowledge of current and future technology, equipment, prices and terms of agreements. Evaluates alternatives, performs appropriate cost benefit analysis and recommends solutions balancing costs and acceptable risks.Facilitates customer-focused interaction to ensure objectives are realized and expectations are properly managed. Coordinates activities and programs with other departments to improve service performance.Forecast and generate reports on usage in the cloud to optimize resources in both the physical Data Center and the CloudPerforms other related duties as assigned.



    10+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.Master’s Degree preferred.

    10 full-time years of experience in IT resource management. Must have advanced level knowledge of the concepts, practices and procedures of the field of specialization. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) version 3 or higher certification required or obtained within one (1) year of accepting position.Demonstrated understanding of IT management, administration, applications and system development lifecycles within a substantial IT environment. Experience in tactical planning, managing IT initiatives and managing in-house technical resources and contracted services. Knowledge of current organizational frameworks (such as ITIL, CMMI, ISO, COBIT, PMI/PMP, Agile, etc.). Relevant knowledge of current and emerging technologies. Proficient in organizational change management. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, elected officials, executive leadership, senior management, users, vendors and subcontractor personnel.Ability to consistently meet and exceed expectations and incorporate customer service into all aspects of work. Proven judgment and problem solving skills. Demonstrated planning and development skills including budget administration and project implementation. Effective management skills including demonstrated ability to successfully direct a staff of highly skilled technology professionals. Solid time management skills with the ability to plan, organize and implement multiple initiatives and deadline-driven workloads while consistently providing outstanding customer service. Detail-oriented, proactive self-starter demonstrating a positive, willing attitude and excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient in Cloud technologies. AWS Certification preferred.Organizational Skills: Can plan and prioritize work, both their own and that of project team. Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure that everything has been done to the right standard. Good attention to detail.Team Work: Able to enthuse and maintain proposal team interest. Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to influence others and move a proposal effort toward a common vision or goal. Leadership: Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges. Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills.Quantitative Management: Ability to determine process measures and track to determine process effectiveness and efficiency. Problem Solving: Natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics. Ability to analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutions. Results oriented: Able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task.
 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.