Software Assurance Specialist

Key Role:

Provide support to the Software Assurance (SwA) program through agency metrics management and analyzing the development of agency SwA guidance, including SwA policy documents, SwA manuals, SwA standards, and SwA program protection risk management.  Analyze the development of program protection and audit plans and procedures to assess vendor compliance for SwA and the protection of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) critical information, software, firmware, and hardware. Integrate SwA countermeasures into program protection plans (PPP) and audit contractor compliance with SwA guidance through Program Protection Implementation Plans (PPIP). Analyze the development of procedures to independently validate the integrity of BMDS software during Ground Test campaigns.

Basic Qualifications:

-Knowledge of creating and implementing program protection plans

-Knowledge of BMDS software

-Ability to support detailed research, analysis, and production of program protection products

-Ability to leverage expertise in analytical techniques and processes for SwA activities

-Top Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree and 7 years of experience with SwA or 12 years of experience with SwA in lieu of a degree

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

-Ability to constructively engage and resolve challenging situations

-Ability to be proactive, professional, assertive, and an independent self-starter

-Ability to leverage expertise in computers

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Possession of excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

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