ReliaSource

Subject Matter Expert (SME)

US-MD-Baltimore
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-1317
# of Openings
3
Category
Information Technology

Overview

A career at ReliaSource is much more than a consulting opportunity. People who join our organization are joining one of the fastest growing providers of technology consulting services and solutions in the region, and have the opportunity to apply their experience to challenging and rewarding opportunities where their contributions will be appreciated.

 

ReliaSource is seeking a Subject Matter Expert.

 

The Subject Matter Expert provides advanced technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environments; high-level functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation, training, and implementation; and advice on complex problems.  Participates as needed in all phases of software development with emphasis on the planning, analysis, testing, integration, documentation, training and presentation phases.  Applies principles, methods, and knowledge of specific functional areas of expertise to specific task order requirements.  Makes recommendations and advise on organization-wide system improvements, optimization, or maintenance efforts in the following specialties: Information Systems Architecture, Networking, Telecommunications, Automation, Communications Protocols, Risk Management/Electronic Analysis, Software, Life-Cycle Management, Software Development Methodologies, Modeling and Simulation.

 

We anticipate positions within (not limited to) the following locations: Baltimore MD, Woodlawn MD, Northern VA, Washington DC, and Durham NC.

Responsibilities

The following applies to Level 4 of this position (SME4):

SME4 provides advanced technical skill sets above and outside of the remaining set of ITSSC labor categories. SME4 possesses unique subject matter expertise in highly specialized and emerging IT technologies spanning the gamut of applications, operating environments, tools and data management. Examples include: data warehousing and science, compliance analytics, Thunderhead NOW, state-of-the-art self service delivery technologies, unified communications and collaboration, cloud based development platforms and agile development methodologies.

For SME4, approval as an ITSSC resource is based on their superior credentials and industry leading expertise directly relating to a specifically identified SSA IT need. For example, SSA may require an acclaimed Data Scientist with a PHD to help frame an enterprise-wide data mining fraud prevention solution.  

The following applies to Level 3 of this position (SME3):

Demonstrates the ability to confer with client executive management using industry expertise to define the client's strategic enterprise information technology business goals, and advises in the reengineering of high level business processes to meet these goals.  Demonstrates the experience and ability to analyze extremely complex client requirements and recommend sophisticated development or acquisition strategies.  Demonstrates the ability to assist client in developing strategic plans and concepts.  Demonstrates the ability to advise clients on the impact of new legislation and emerging technologies that are relevant to their activity.  Demonstrates the experience and ability to provide technical experience in highly specialized technical and professional areas, on an enterprise–wide scale.  Such areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: human factors engineering, Section 508 compliance, business process/requirements engineering, telecommunications, cyber security, and other technical and non-technical areas.  Qualifying experience must include specific experience in deploying professional business and/or technical solutions across organizations with more than 40,000 users, or across smaller complex organizations with public/government/media exposure, or in other organizations where such expertise was relied upon to pursue new technologies, design lines of business, or defend business decisions before third parties.  Must demonstrate knowledge of technologies/business practices and lessons-learned applicable to large enterprises, large scale projects, and enterprise-wide deployments.  Must demonstrate experience in the development of best practices for enterprise-size clients.  May have specific experience with new and/or leading edge technologies and the deployment of these solutions to enterprise organizations.  Demonstrates the experience and ability to work without technical oversight and to lead and/or supervise a team of specialists.  Possesses superior oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables to SSA counterparts.

 

The following applies to Level 2 of this position (SME2):

Demonstrates the ability to define problems and analyze and develop plans and requirements in the subject matter area for simple to moderately complex systems in the subject matter area.  Demonstrates the ability to coordinate and manage the preparation of analysis, evaluations, and recommendations for proper implementation of programs and systems specifications in the areas of risk management; life-cycle management; policy development, methodologies, and modeling; and simulation in the functional area being addressed.  Possesses expertise in highly specialized functional or technical areas such as, but not limited to, human factors engineering; Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998; accessibility; business process reengineering; and analysis of complex hardware, software, and telecommunications issues.  Demonstrates the experience and ability to work independently and/or to lead or supervise a team of specialists.  Possesses strong oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables to SSA counterparts.

 

The following applies to Level 1 of this position (SME1):

Must demonstrate technical proficiency in applying expert knowledge to solve problems, and consistent efforts to maintain up-to-date skills and knowledge related to the field.  Must demonstrate knowledge of technologies/business practices and lessons-learned applicable to projects of scope.  Demonstrates the ability to work with minimal technical oversight and/or as a member of a team in a variety of roles.  Possesses strong oral and written communications skills to clearly and effectively convey complex technical and business issues to management.

Qualifications

Level 1 requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher AND one year entry level IT experience (basic/Entry level IT certifications may substitute for experience)

Level 2 requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher AND three years intermediate level IT experience (intermediate level IT certifications may substitute for experience)

Level 3 requires a Master’s degree or higher AND five years advanced level IT experience, including experience in emerging technologies (advanced level IT certifications may substitute for experience.

 

Level 4 requires a Master’s degree or higher AND ten years IT experience, including experience in emerging technologies (expert level IT certifications may substitute for experience).


The following applies to Level 4 of this position (SME4):

SME4 examples include acknowledged industry leaders and/or PHD level:

•    Data Scientist
•    Expert Scrum Master
•    Enterprise wide Agile framework and methodology implementation
•    Cyber security and authentication
•    Enterprise and program architects and analysts specializing in risk, troubled program remediation, and future state design
•    Extensive experience with big data technologies, including AB/testing, data fusion and integration, crowdsourcing, genetic algorithms, machine learning, natural language processing, signal processing, simulation, time series analysis and visualism.
•    Confers with client executive management using industry expertise to define the client's strategic enterprise information technology business goals, and advises in the reengineering of high level business processes to meet these goals.  
•    Demonstrates extensive experience and ability to analyze extremely complex client requirements and recommend solutions.  
•    Demonstrates extensive experience and ability to provide technical experience in highly specialized technical and professional areas on an enterprise–wide scale.  
•    Demonstrates experience in deploying professional business and/or technical solutions across organizations with more than 40,000 users, or across smaller complex organizations with public/government/media exposure, or in other organizations where such expertise was relied upon to pursue new technologies, design lines of business, or defend business decisions before third parties.  Must demonstrate knowledge of technologies/business practices and lessons-learned applicable to large enterprises, large scale projects, and enterprise-wide deployments.  
•    Demonstrates extensive experience in the development of best practices for enterprise-size clients.  
•    Expert in various software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
•    Provides expert, independent services and leadership in areas relevant to a particular Task Order by supplying highly technical and specialized guidance concerning deployment of solutions to complex information processing problems.
•    Possesses superior oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables to Agency counterparts.

 

The following applies to Level 3 of this position (SME3):

Possesses expert knowledge of Federal laws and regulations, directives, instructions, policy, standards and guidance so that requirements ensure for security and privacy compliance.  

Possesses expert knowledge of FedRAMP requirements and guidance.

Possesses expert knowledge of the Federal Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) (refer to OMB M-16-04) and related OMB and DHS cyber security initiatives to ensure that business process and requirements are aligned with cross-agency goals.

Possesses expert knowledge of IT and Financial Management laws and OMB circulars, and the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM).

•    Leads and/or directs the efforts of specialists on project(s) across components and/or technical areas.
•    Provides guidance and direction across components and acts in a consulting and/or advisory capacity.
•    Leads transition teams and centers of excellence in seeking and mastering emerging technologies.
•    Provides expert, independent services and leadership in areas relevant to a particular task order by supplying highly technical and specialized guidance concerning deployment of automated solutions to complex information processing problems.
•    Develops analytical and computational techniques and methodologies for problem solutions.
•    Provides technical guidance in software engineering techniques and automated support tools.
•    Performs as an expert in the implementation of highly specialized, leading edge information technologies, methodologies, and software tools.
•    Develops and applies organization-wide information models for use in designing and building integrated, shared software and database management systems.
•    Coordinates, produces, and/or reviews complex technical documentation such as systems design, system architecture, feasibility studies, and system specifications reflecting detailed knowledge of technical areas.
•    Provides technical expertise, support and oversight in one or more technology areas including, but not limited to, data mining, wireless communications, Internet technologies, secure messaging, biometrics, information assurance, public key infrastructure (PKI), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998, and accessibility.
•    Provides industry vision and strategic direction with regard to the data enterprise.
•    Oversees systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews.
•    Develops system security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
•    Manages design, testing, and implementation of complex user interfaces.
•    Oversees the evaluation of new, highly specialized applications and leading edge software technologies.

 

The following applies to Level 2 of this position (SME2):

Possesses expert knowledge of Federal laws and regulations, directives, instructions, policy, standards and guidance so that requirements ensure for security and privacy compliance.  

Possesses expert knowledge of FedRAMP requirements and guidance.

Possesses expert knowledge of the Federal Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) (refer to OMB M-16-04) and related OMB and DHS cyber security initiatives to ensure that business process and requirements are aligned with cross-agency goals.

Possesses expert knowledge of IT and Financial Management laws and OMB circulars, and the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM).

•    Leads and/or directs the efforts of specialists on project(s).
•    Provides expert, independent services in areas relevant to a particular task order by supplying highly technical and specialized guidance concerning deployment of automated solutions to complex information processing problems.
•    Participates in the development of analytical and computational techniques and methodologies for problem solutions.
•    Performs as an expert in the implementation of highly specialized, leading edge information technologies, methodologies, and software tools.
•    Participates in the development and application of organization-wide information models for use in designing and building integrated, shared software and database management systems.
•    Produces and/or reviews complex technical documentation such as systems design, system architecture, feasibility studies, and system specifications reflecting detailed knowledge of technical areas as identified in the task order requirements.
•    Conducts systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews.
•    Assists in developing system security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
•    Designs, tests, and implements user interfaces.
•    Evaluates new applications and software technologies.
•    Serves as an expert in the implementation of new technologies, methodologies, and software tools.
•    Maintains current subject matter knowledge and provides technical guidance to staff on the process of researching and exploring new technologies.
•    Provides recommendations for improving technical documentation, study reports, white papers, and general correspondence responsive to customer requests.

 

The following applies to Level 1 of this position (SME1):

Possesses knowledge of Federal laws and regulations, directives, instructions, policy, standards and guidance so that requirements ensure for security and privacy compliance.  

Possesses knowledge of FedRAMP requirements and guidance.

Possesses knowledge of the Federal Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) (refer to OMB M-16-04) and related OMB and DHS cyber security initiatives to ensure that business process and requirements are aligned with cross-agency goals.

Possesses knowledge of IT and Financial Management laws and OMB circulars, and the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM).

•    Assists in the development of analytical and computational techniques and methodologies for problem solutions.
•    Assists in the development and application of organization-wide information models for use in designing and building integrated, shared software and database management systems.
•    Assists in producing complex technical documentation such as systems design, system architecture, feasibility studies, and system specifications reflecting detailed knowledge of technical areas.
•    Participates in conducting systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews; and in developing system security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
•    Assists with evaluating new applications and software technologies.

 

Applicants selected for this position will require a Public Trust clearance and background screening. Applicants selected for a security clearance will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirement for access to classified information.

 

ReliaSource is an IT services company specializing in information assurance, cyber security solutions, systems engineering, and relocation services for government and private sectors. We provide program management, management consulting, technical engineering, infrastructure management and operation, and advanced data architecture solutions. We serve U.S. federal government (DOD, Civilian and Intel), state, local and commercial sectors, as well as large government integrators. ReliaSource was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.


DISCLAIMER:

 

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

Unlike other company’s ReliaSource believes in our employees, our most valuable resource! Our employees are able to participate in a variety of ReliaSource paid premium benefits.

ReliaSource is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. ReliaSource provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. ReliaSource maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, and need a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, please contact us on our home page www.ReliaSource.net

 

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