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Configuration Management Specialist


Account Management Specialist


Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Leidos National Security Sector combines technology-enabled services and mission software capabilities in the areas of cyber, logistics, security operations, and decision analytics to support our defense and intel customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is to ensure our customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets.

The Spatial Solutions Division (SSD), part of the Decision Advantage Solutions Business Area, is currently seeking a Configuration Management (CM) Specialist for the Maru and Chinook programs within the Analysis Sustainment Portfolio.

A successful candidate will have experience with Agile methodologies as well as the ability to participate in release planning events, daily scrums, and other technical discussions as needed. This role will support all activities owned by the CM team including documentation, software management, architecture diagrams, cloud cost control methodologies and reporting, and other projects while requiring significant collaboration with other teams, program management, and customer stakeholders.

The work is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. We provide exceptional service to our customer in an area in which we have deep incumbent knowledge.

The CM Specialist will be responsible for CM of developmental and operational systems. Works on developmental and operational teams to create and maintain configuration baselines (development, test, production, etc.) supporting developmental and operational systems. Uses or recommends automated CM tools to implement CM policies and procedures. Develops or modifies CM plans, policies, and procedures tailored to the complexity and scope of the developmental or operational system. Implements CM discipline for the entire life cycle of systems from initial requirements/capabilities baselines to system end-of-life. Performs change control and configuration audits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Track and enforce configuration management policy for all hardware and software. Must be familiar with Jira.
  • Conduct inventory requirements as set by the contract and customer annually and quarterly.
  • Develop and update CM Plans and provide input/review to other team members.
  • Be proficient at capturing overall system status and reflecting risk through Plan of Action and Milestones (PoAM) process and ensuring information assurance processes and requirements do not put operational capability of the system at risk.
  • Maintain Software/Hardware Management Plan and procedures.
  • Maintain inventory of GOTS, COTS licenses and hardware.
  • Prepare reports and management information, including impact analysis reports and configuration status reports.
  • Responsible for CM planning including organizing audits of the IT infrastructure.
  • Identifies new configuration items, configuration status accounting, and assists in configuration audits.
  • Continuously implement and maintain automated enterprise CM solutions (e.g., SCCM, etc.) for all possible IT functions while identifying limitations and manual steps for this approach.
  • Host and document Configuration Control Board (CCB) and/or Engineering Review Board (ERB) meetings and develop reports and templates as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • US citizenship is required per contract.
  • Proactive self-starter demonstrating a positive, willing attitude and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires BS degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s with 2-6 years of prior relevant experience OR 4 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • 4-8 years’ experience as a Configuration Manager and/or Systems Engineer using tools such as Git, Jenkins, and Nexus as well CM databases.
  • Proven experience managing multiple baselines across multiple environments.
  • Experience with Agile/SAFe development methodologies.
  • Experience with Total Asset Management (TAM) of customer equipment.
  • Experience with team collaboration tools (Jira, Confluence, RocketChat, Service+).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Confluence and SharePoint.
  • Experience acquiring software and associated management of licenses.
  • Demonstrated understanding of AWS/Cloud technologies.
  • Experience optimizing AWS capabilities balancing Cost and Performance.
  • Experience establishing or significantly improving an existing CM system and process.
  • Experience leading Change Management Teams.
  • Experience improving and auditing deployment processes.
  • Understand CM / SE process for the entire life cycle of systems from initial requirements/capabilities baselines to system end-of-life.
  • Experience with Government processes and procedures including SWAP, SWIDs, and other CM taskings.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.