General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)
1) General Summary:
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.
Responsible for performing system management and system administration functions supporting a distributed computing environment consisting of military simulations systems to include JLCCTC-MRF/ WARSIM, 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.
2) Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
a) Leadership - This position normally has no specific leadership role.
b) Analyst Tasks –
i. Analyzes, tests, and modifies computer systems, networking protocols and software programs to optimize systems performance in training operations.
ii. Analyze, evaluate and modify software applications and hardware on the systems to adhere to the training specifications of end users and ensure that copies of said systems' software and hardware are up-to-date. Also, test new software and hardware as they are updated and released, identify flaws in system configuration, identify software inconsistencies, and implement corrections.
iii. Serve as a technical subject matter expert and system administrator for designated MCS clients to include the systems listed in section 3 below as well other existing and emerging Mission Command platforms supporting the Fires, Maneuver, and Intelligence army warfighter functional areas.
iv. Serve as a technical subject matter expert and system administrator for designated computer servers and MCS supporting information systems to include the Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and SharePoint Portal Server.
v. Provide technical support in the daily operations of training at the MTC. Develop and maintain system documentation on MCS, including procedures for installation, configuration, testing, and system management. This also includes presentation and training materials for system administrators. Assist in site wide execution of integrated operational testing between simulation and MCS by analyzing information throughput, data flows, documenting system settings, and troubleshooting system faults.
vi. Analyze, evaluate and modify software applications and hardware on the systems to adhere to the training specifications of end users and ensure that copies of said systems' software and hardware are up-to-date. Also, test new software and hardware as they are updated and released, identify flaws in system configuration, identify software inconsistencies, and implement corrections.
c) 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.
i. Individual Training: Mission Command (IT: MC)
(1) Installs, configures, and troubleshoots the network infrastructure, C2 hardware and software, and designs and executes C2 architectures in support of the classroom-training environment.
(2) Provides technical expertise to acquire, install, operate, integrate, and troubleshoot training and exercise systems within the classroom-training environment.
(3) 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.
(4) Coordinates with Individual Training TIs to resolve problems with an emphasis on minimizing the impact on classroom training.
ii. Collective Training: Mission Command (CT: MC)
(1) 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.
(2) Coordinates with customer unit representatives to resolve interconnection and integration issues between military systems and MTC systems and servers.
(3) Assists customer unit system operators with MTC specific configuration issues as needed.
(4) 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.
iii) Collective Training: Gaming / Simulations (CT: G&S)
(1) 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.
(2) Plans, builds, distributes, and tests G&S databases and supporting configuration files in support of LVCG+MC integrated exercises.
3) Systems and Applications supported:
a) US Army Mission Command capabilities to include but not limited to:
i) Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS)
ii) Air and Missile Defense Work Station (AMDWS)
iii) Command Post of the Future (CPOF)
v) Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) - Blue Force Tracker (BFT)
vi) Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) – Joint Capabilities Release (JCR)
vii) Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS)
viii) Tactical Mission Command servers (TMC)
b) Collaboration (voice and data) capabilities to include but not limited to:
iv) Voice communications
vi) Gaming and Virtual training capabilities to include but not limited to:
c) LVCG, Constructive Simulations / Stimulations (G&S) to include but not limited to:
i) Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Entity Resolution Federate (ERF)
ii) Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS)
iii) Joint Defense Logistics Model (JDLM)
iv) Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) / Multiple Unified Simulation Environment (MUSE)
v) After Action Review System (AARS)
vi) Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Multi Resolution Federate (MRF)
vii) War Fighters Simulation (WARSIM)
viii) Live Virtual Constructive – Integrating Architecture (LVC-IA) components
2-5 years of directly related computer systems analysis and/or programming experience.
For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.