AEgis Technologies

Analyst in Business Operations, Scheduling and Finance

US-CO-Colorado Springs
ID
2017-1559
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

What do you get when you bring together the brightest minds and place them into an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards based on impact, not tenure?

                       

You get one of the best privately held small business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, that provides advanced technology and expert consulting services to industries throughout the world. AEgis specializes in modeling & simulation (M&S) and micro/nanoscale technology development. Our core competencies  include simulation software and training simulators; geospatial databases; 3D models; war fighter exercise support; systems engineering and analysis; verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A); test and evaluation support; Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) and Man-in-the-Loop (MIL) simulation. AEgis' Nanogenesis Division excels in advancing cutting edge micro and nanoscale technologies from concept to deployment with applications ranging from defense to energy to biotechnology.

Responsibilities

 

Primarily supports the Director of Modeling and Simulation Integration and Execution (a DoD Government customer) with: program performance measurement, analysis and reporting; schedule development and analysis; and, financial tool development and maintenance for financial Execution Review (ER) data reporting and analysis.  Defines, structures, analyzes, proposes, and implements effective program performance improvement initiatives. Develops methods and tools that integrate diverse information types, streamline information flow, and improve data visualization and reporting techniques. Designs, develops, and maintains Modeling and Simulation integrated master schedule (IMS). Identifies process improvements and workforce efficiencies to improve the program’s effectiveness and cost savings within the Missile Defense Agency. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and track key program metrics and indicators and report regularly to program leadership
  • Analyze and recommend business case solutions and improvements to program leadership for near-term and long-term planning initiatives
  • Innovate to develop new methods and tools that support immediate customer requirements and enhance business and information capabilities over the long term
  • Translate complex technical information into widely understood language to support decision-making
  • Perform research and analysis on a wide range of strategic initiatives for Modeling and Simulation development, integration, and execution
  • Provide a variety of services ranging from day-to-day support, maintenance, design, development, and troubleshooting to improve, advance, or simplify program business processes
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of workforce management
  • Support the development and maintenance of a multi-organizational Modeling and Simulation integrated master schedule (IMS)
  • Design, develop and maintain detailed schedules and information in Microsoft (MS) Project
  • Support formulation of long and short range schedule change proposal submissions
  • Assist technical groups in gathering requirements and generating schedule and information/data inputs
  • Report to and advise management and engineers on schedule risks and trade space
  • Research and analyze tasks, dependencies, and resources for tactical and strategic planning initiatives
  • Establish automated environments, VBA macros and process improvements to synchronize the program's schedule, cost, and resource plans and estimates
  • Develop and maintain financial data files, tools and reports for program execution reviews, requirements tracking, cost estimating, and budget management
  • Interpret and analyze financial data and provide estimates, forecasts, risks and recommendations to program leadership
  • Design and maintain financial and program performance reports to include summary dashboards, quick looks, and interactive and dynamic graphs and tables

Success Factors

 

  • 30 days: Be familiar with program scope, its history and current strategic planning efforts.  Identify core business and engineering processes within each 3-letter office and its relationship within the broader M&S community. Participate in financial, engineering, and strategic planning working groups.
  • 60 days: Identify data types, sources, collection methods, and points of contact (POC) within the development and integration environments. Understand program mission and trade space for projects and priorities. Be able to identify problem space, inefficiencies, and disconnects within program functions and operations.
  • 90 days: Begin the development of data models, statistical models, dashboards, tools, and reports for monitoring program health and analyzing trend, cost/benefit, risk, forecasts and overall program performance.  Be able to model and analyze existing processes and provide data-supported recommendations to government customer for improvements and changes.

Qualifications

Required:

  -- MA/MS with 10+ years of experience (or BA/BS with 15+ years of experience) in Data Analytics, Scheduling, Financial Management, Economics or other relevant field

  -- Secret security clearance that has been active within the last 2 years

  -- Must be a US citizen

  -- Strong experience with MS Office suite, particularly MS Excel and MS Project (2013 or later)

  -- Must possess strong interpersonal skills

  -- Must communicate effectively with leadership and team members

  -- Must be able to adapt to a changing environment

  -- Experience developing and manipulating relational data tables and Pivot tables

  -- Demonstrated project management skills including scheduling, budget management, and cost estimating

  -- Experience working with a mix of engineering and business management communities to develop and deploy business analytics solutions

  -- Demonstrated ability to coordinate with technical teams to understand key processes and deliverables and effectively identify and monitor meaningful metrics and key performance indicators

  -- Experience with VBA, SQL and related languages to support data integration, analysis, visualization and reporting

  -- Demonstrated ability to perform and multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  -- Effective written and verbal communication skills

  -- Experience developing and presenting written documents, reports, policies, training, and plans to senior and executive level leadership 

  -- Ability to identify and articulate schedule strategies and goals

  -- Experience creating and managing integrated master schedules (IMS) via stand alone and MS Project Server environments

  -- Ability to gather, organize and integrate schedule data across multiple data sources

  -- Ability to correlate schedule information for analysis and reporting

  -- Schedule reporting and roll-up design to include Gantt charts, milestone charts, timeline views, network diagrams, schedule data tables, visual reports, pivot tables, and related graphs

  -- Ability to identify issues/disconnects and work with schedule community to resolve them

  -- Ability to Identify and implement schedule deliverables and dependencies in MS Project files on the BMDS Project Server

  -- Ability to identify tasks and plans needed to reach a goal or sub goal

  -- Ability to effectively coordinate the development and review of sub projects and related schedules by working with the schedule planners and participants in the M&S Community

  -- Understand the components of a schedule baseline and the different levels of baseline management

  -- Ability to communicate schedule status, updates, analysis, needs, and requirements with M&S community and other stakeholders

  -- Ability to forecast schedule timelines and assess schedule risk

  -- Ability to identify and resolve issues/disconnects within the integrated master schedule (IMS) and related schedules

 

 Desired:

  -- Strongly desired: experience dealing with a wide array of personalities

  -- Experience working in a virtual team environment

  -- Experience applying data management principles (governance, quality, tools, etc.) for the benefit of both engineering and business management stakeholders.

  -- Demonstrated business acumen and ability to balance technical requirements with business needs.

  -- Experience with large datasets and SQL databases

  -- Creative edge for data visualization and display techniques

  -- Experience with statistical or BI software applications such as SAS, JMP, MATLAB, R, Tableau

  -- Experience analyzing and reporting on large and complex program schedules

  -- Schedule analysis experience to include critical path, risk assessment, and resource-loaded schedule optimization.

  -- Experience with schedule analysis and reporting tools such as Milestones Professional, One Page, @Risk, and Project Web Access.  

  -- Experience in missile defense domain

  -- Experience working with MDA customers and stakeholders

  -- Knowledge of the BMDS

  -- Certification from the Program Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®

 

 

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