VA

Senior Proposal Manager/Writer

Role: 
Senior Proposal Manager/Writer
Req #: 
388_20150420
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker is seeking a Senior Proposal Manager/Writer to join our talented, dynamic team. The Senior Proposal Manager/Writer will provide technical writing and proposal management services, business opportunity and capture strategy support, business intelligence services, marketing strategies and product support, and to continually enhance proposal management systems and materials for a fast growing, dynamic, technology solutions firm. The Proposal Manager/Writer will be responsible for establishing efficient proposal systems and materials for the Company, including involving appropriate technical staff and other key personnel necessary to produce winning proposals, including managing all proposal activities (e.g., managing and responding to data calls), and providing proposal oversight and writing support. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with high energy, have strong organizational and writing skills, and have the ability to operate effectively in complex and fast-paced environments. In this role, the candidate is a strategist and tactician who can envision the final product in total, and control resources and processes to achieve that end state.

The Proposal Manager/writer will be responsible for leading and supporting multi-functional teams in implementing an effective proposal development process (e.g., establishing win strategies, designing innovative proposed approaches), and developing winning proposals for rebids and new competitive contracts and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Task Orders. This individual will create proposal structures that enable the firm to produce multiple proposals simultaneously, including competitive pursuits where Halfaker is the prime or subcontractor, large IDIQs or GWACs, IDIQ task orders, Requests for Information and Sources Sought responses, and unsolicited proposal efforts. The Proposal Manager will work closely with the CEO, and the responsible technical staff, to conduct an effective proposal development process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the Business Development and Marketing Department with responsibility for managing and providing leadership on all proposal systems/efforts.
  • Develops an overall plan for continually assessing and enhancing proposal systems and materials (e.g., reviewing and designing proposal materials, such as kick-off meeting agendas and standard questions; and/or meeting with technical staff to solicit their feedback on the proposal process).
  • Creates or enhances systems for proposal coordinators’ use in tracking proposal progress, and continually monitors milestones/schedules, resources, and outputs.
  • Provides oversight and management of proposals, including providing guidance and direction to technical staff and proposal coordinators.
  • Analyzes Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and facilitates and/or participates in bid/no-bid discussions.
  • Coordinates with Capture Managers to identify the required proposal team staffing and resource requirements (technical writers, graphic and layout artists, subject matter experts, subcontractors, and independent contractors).
  • Facilitates the kick-off meeting (including developing kick-off meeting agendas/materials), and oversees the preparation of any follow-up materials/communications.
  • Coordinates with the responsible technical staff, and the Business Development Associate, in adapting proposal procedures, developing proposal production guidelines, identifying existing proposal language for use/adaptation, developing a plan for conducting research/data collection, and developing proposal templates.
  • Oversees the development of, and provides oversight for, proposal development schedules, outlines, management plans, data calls for subcontractors, storyboards and writing plans.
  • Lead team working sessions including vision, solution, and messaging
  • Works with Capture Managers to ensure that proposal text is produced on schedule and win strategies, themes, and discriminators are integrated into proposal responses.
  • Supports proposals as a technical writer, including producing proposal section(s), and/or revising proposal text developed by other staff/consultants.
  • Manages and engages key personnel in proposal review activities, including conducting color reviews, and engaging the appropriate staff in ensuring proposal compliance with RFP (including the editorial guidelines specified for the proposal), corporate, and legal requirements.
  • Creates and oversees a proposal communication system, acting, as needed, as the single point of contact between the Business Development and Marketing staff, teaming partners, and the capture, operational, and production staff.
  • Oversees, in conjunction with the Capture Manager and the Business Development Associate, the proposal production process (word processing, graphics, editing, proofreading, reproduction, printing, collation, and binding) in support of proposal activities.
  • Creates a structure for maintaining a status record and master file on the share drive for all text and graphics; and for managing the file server environment during and after proposal development (for implementation by the Business Development Associate).
  • Provides guidance and status reports on proposal and production matters to the Director of Business Development and Marketing and ensures that data calls, responses to sources sought and RFIs, proposals, and white papers are approved through the designated channels before submission.
  • Supports the Capture Managers in participating in data call responses for bid activities where Halfaker is the subcontractor. 
  • Identifies proposal training opportunities, and develops training tools and provides training to Program Managers and other staff, as needed.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years overall relevant experience of which 5+ years includes directly related federal government proposal management experience.
  • Specific experience implementing formal capture and proposal processes, previous experience within the information technology industry is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be experienced in leading and managing large, multi-contractor proposal development teams.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills with outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to lead others through the proposal process and brief executive management in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.
  • Ability to establish a solid working relationship with senior level management, technical staff, clients, external collaborators, and business development resources.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of Shipley or similar proposal development processes and the ability to implement them across the staff is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Internet research tools, Word Processing, and Adobe platforms required.
  • General knowledge of the FAR/DFAR and supplemental agency regulations.

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Proposal Manager/Writer

Jr. Business Analyst (Quality)

Role: 
Jr. Business Analyst (Quality)
Req #: 
396_20150415
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker is seeking a Junior Business Analyst (BA) to join our talented, dynamic team. The Junior Business Analyst will support the Military Community & Family Policy (MC&FP) office of the Department of Defense (DoD). Specifically, the Junior Business Analyst will provide project management and systems analysis support to activities throughout the software development lifecycle for a suite of websites and web applications supporting community quality of life programs for service members and their families worldwide. 

Business analysis activities include requirements development, decomposition, and analysis.  The Junior Business Analyst will work with the QA and development team to review project plans, requirements, design documents, and delivered software to ensure client expectations are satisfied by the system.  This position requires extensive collaboration with project managers, software architects, software developers, quality assurance testers, and program stakeholders throughout the development process.

Requirements: 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the project team to ensure the effectiveness and quality of the components and systems developed
  • Partnering with cross-functional leads responsible for User Acceptance Testing (UAT) - providing them with testing schedules, test data, direction, and detailed test scripts
  • Writing and executing test plans and scripts, documentation of test procedures and issues
  • Partnering with the project leads in working through issues/defects and resolution
  • Participate in daily SCRUM Stand-Up meetings
  • Participate in weekly requirements meetings with designated stakeholders
  • Participate in biweekly Sprint Demo, Retro, and Planning meetings
  • Required to work with a remote team on a daily basis across multiple time-zones
  • Follow Program related assignment threads through centralized tasking application
  • See that assignments are completed before the assigned deadline
  • Leverage JIRA and Government System to manage all program tasks and assignments
  • Own User Stories from start to finish including:
    • Create the User Story description and detailed Acceptance Criteria
    • Create or attach supporting documentation, mockups, and examples
    • Clearly communicate the intention and goals to be met of the User Story
    • Review the implementation and test cases of the User Story
    • Verify that all User Story Tasks have been completed before the Sprint ends
  • Support biweekly Production Rollout of applications with completed User Stories
  • Support Program Management Office with quality review sessions, JIRA management and requirements management
  • Support Program Management Office with client deliverables and task delivery dates

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Relevant years’ experience in a similar analyst type role
  • Excellent written and oral communications skill
  • Experience with technical writing and testing

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Background in software development, computer programming
  • Background in Agile/SCRUM methodologies and practices
  • JIRA Subject Matter Expert
  • Critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving
  • Active listening, clear and concise written and spoken communication

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Jr. Business Analyst (Quality)

Intelligence Analyst

Role: 
Intelligence Analyst (Senior)
Req #: 
383_20150410
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10% in US travel; occasional rotations overseas by volunteer
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for an Intelligence Analyst with military intelligence and law enforcement expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Department of Defense’s Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF).  The ideal candidate will conduct intelligence analysis, research, or operations in support of critical investigative requirements related to war on terrorism.

*This position is contingent upon award*

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops techniques, criteria, and methodologies for research and conducts in-depth analysis of trends, patterns, and historical data for national security, intelligence, and criminal cases.
  • Gathers information in support of criminal investigations, identifies intelligence gaps, interprets and evaluates information from multiple and sometimes contradictory sources, and monitors trends and events related to detainee operations, counter-threat finance, or criminal operations.
  • Develops timelines and link charts and prepares written and verbal assessments based on current events.
  • Applies focused analysis geared toward the investigation and prosecution of terrorist and war crimes cases.
  • Produces responses to Requests for Information (RFIs) and finished and strategic criminal intelligence assessments.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in intelligence analysis or criminal intelligence analysis required
  • Military or law enforcement background preferred
  • Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with CITF, CID, OSI or NCIS preferred
  • Skilled in the use of intelligence tools including: Palantir, Analyst Notebook, TAC, HOT-R, M3 and / or similar network analysis and message dissemination systems is required
  • Knowledge of terrorist networks, counter-threat finance, war-crimes, detainee operations, and criminal operations
  • Knowledge of and experience with military criminal investigative processes
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to review, analyze, compile, and  prepare reports and documents quickly
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to brief senior level military and civilian officials
  • Ability to work in both individual assignments and in a collaborative team environment

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Intelligence Analyst (Senior)

Senior Developer

Role: 
Senior Developer
Req #: 
376_20150320
Clearance: 
NACI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Developer with advanced knowledge of the JAVA EE programming language and associated techniques and expertise to join our talented, dynamic team.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive experience in creating strategies for developing software applications. The ideal candidate will also provide direction and experience in evaluating alternative approaches and selecting optimal approaches to design, code, test, debug and document software.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in a fast paced AGILE development environment while supporting requirements changes and clarifications.
  • Able to design and work complex application solutions while mentoring junior developers and following Sprint deliverables schedule.
  • Lead in determining Level of Effort for release requirements and enhancements based on resources and workload.
  • Capable to work on current release while supporting SME input for future releases.
  • Disciplined in using industry standard tools to include RTC, Liquibase, and experience executing database queries.
  • Experienced working with a multiple teams that are not co-located and demonstrates good communications ability.
  • Able to effectively communicate any questions or issues with the customer.
  • Senior level knowledge and experience to the project and efficiencies to the development process.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Computer Science, 10 years equivalent work experience may be substituted
  • 6 to 8 years developing software applications from the ground up as well as developing add-on components and interfaces to existing COTS products
  • 6 to 8 years working in a structured software development lifecycle development (SDLC) environment
  • 6 to 8 years developing with Java and Oracle
  • 6 to 8 years working with Web Services
  • Ability to mentor junior developers
  • Willingness and ability to participate in, author, and review project technical documentation
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills.

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience developing with IBM JRules WODM 8.5 or higher
  • Previous experience working with IBM RTC
  • Previous experience with Weblogic 11.0 Application Server or higher
  • Previous experience using Spring MVC framework
  • Previous experience defining Software Architecture
  • Design Definition, Development of Systems Specification
  • JAVA Certifications
  • SOA Certifications
  • Prior experience with VA / US Government Agencies

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Developer

Mid Developer

Role: 
Mid Developer
Req #: 
377_20150320
Clearance: 
NACI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Mid Developer with knowledge of the JAVA programming languages and associated techniques. Demonstrates experience in creating strategies for developing web based applications. Follows direction in evaluating alternative approaches and selecting optimal approaches to design, code, test, debug and document software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in a fast paced AGILE development environment while supporting requirements changes and clarifications.
  • Able to work application solutions while following Sprint deliverables schedule.
  • Contributing to Level of Effort for release requirements and enhancements based on resources and workload.
  • Capable to work on current release while supporting future releases.
  • Discipline in using industry standard tools and experience executing database queries.
  • Experience working with a multiple teams that are not co-located and demonstrates good communications ability.
  • Will work with senior staff to gain efficiencies in the entire development process.
  • The Mid Developer will continually take on more complicated assignments and become more familiar with the customer environment and terminology.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Computer Science, 8 years equivalent work experience may be substituted
  • 2 to 5 years developing software applications from the ground up as well as developing add-on components and interfaces to existing COTS products
  • 2 to 5 years working in a structured software development life cycle (SDLC) environment
  • 2 to 5 years developing with Java EE and Oracle
  • Willingness and ability to participate in, author, and review project technical documentation
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience developing with IBM JRules WODM 8.5 or higher
  • Previous experience working with IBM RTC
  • Previous experience with Weblogic 11.0 Application Server or higher
  • Previous experience using Spring MVC framework
  • 2 to 5 years developing and using Web Services
  • Prior experience with VA / US Government Agencies

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Mid Developer

Business Intelligence Analyst

Role: 
Business Intelligence Analyst
Req #: 
366_20150309
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Business Intelligence Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on managing inputs into the DoD CFIUS review process from AT&L technology, research and development, and other engineering subject matter experts
  • Conduct comprehensive all-source analysis of foreign emerging technology programs, capabilities, and other technology related issues of countries of interest to the government customer to produce timely and relevant intelligence analysis
  • Receive, analyze, and file all incoming threat assessments relevant to the case
  • Attend DoD and interagency meetings meeting relating to cases when assigned
  • Engage in internet searches and U.S. intelligence database searches to supplement threat and vulnerability data provided in the filings and threat assessments when relevant and feasible
  • Evaluate threats in relations to vulnerabilities and feasible mitigation measures in cooperation with other assigned staff and write draft Memos recommending a DoD position, Information Memos, Risk-Based Analysis (RBA) and any other assigned documents relating to assigned cases, and prepare and distribute complete decision packages on assigned cases
  • Create summaries of all assigned CFIUS cases and create files in the appropriate CFIUS database. Distribute electronically to DoD components, plus case materials relevant to threat and vulnerabilities both initial and follow-on
  • Receive from the components all relevant data relating to vulnerabilities, critical technologies, threats, queries for the parties, and other matters impacting national security
  • Provide training to other DoD CFIUS contractor action officers on the identification and reporting of transactions with potential CFIUS jurisdiction for non-notified filing action. Assist DoD components in the preparation of non-notified filings to bring before the CFIUS Committee
  • Liaise with DoD components requesting a non-notified filing throughout the process; attend meetings with components to educate on the CFIUS process and direct research efforts to assist in non-notified filing as needed
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, National Security, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA
  • Experience with assessing threat analyses provided by Intelligence Community for foreign companies as they relate to U.S. defense systems and military operations
  • Experience writing memoranda for senior US Government national security managers summarizing foreign threats to and vulnerabilities of defense critical technologies and weapons platforms
  • Familiarity with DoD organizational structure in general and Office of the Secretary of Defense in particular as evidenced by regular interaction with
  •  components across DoD
  • Familiarity with major defense weapons platforms
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints
  • Ability to develop strong networks within the Federal Interagency

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is plus

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Business Intelligence Analyst

Business Transaction Specialist

Role: 
Business Transaction Specialist
Req #: 
369_20150309
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Business Transaction Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on managing inputs into the DoD CFIUS review process from AT&L technology, research and development, and other engineering subject matter experts. These will include critical technology determinations, defense industrial base impacts, and defense logistics implications, among other possible technical inputs
  • May be involved in all facets of the CFIUS case review process, including intra and interagency coordination; due diligence-related open-source and classified research; threat, vulnerability, consequence, and risk analysis; and risk mitigation strategy development, implementation, and monitoring
  • Advise those DoD employees writing RBAs and ToRs for CFIUS cases still under review and being considered for mitigation agreements, or for which mitigation negotiations have begun, on the most effective ways to write mitigation provisions to both protect national security interests in the areas of technology security and supply chain reliability and integrity while also protecting the firms’ ability to conduct business in a profitable manner
  • Attend DoD and interagency CFIUS meeting relating to the above assigned cases involving potential mitigation agreements when requested
  • When current compliance monitoring caseload requires, serve as back-up assisting contractor support staff in analyzing compliance and vulnerabilities relating to enforcement gathered during site visits
  • Review mitigation agreements, correspondence between the firms under mitigation and the monitoring agencies, assessments by intelligence and law enforcement agencies
  • Provide diverse expertise related to mergers and acquisitions, business finance, market structure and other business and economic subjects related to the national security review of foreign acquisitions
  • As requested, assess globalization, market, financial, and technology trends that may impact future workload of CFIUS and the kinds of cases it is likely to face in terms of product sectors, acquiring countries, and types of low visibility influence that CFIUS may have to address
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Policy, Business, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree and Juris Doctorate are highly preferred

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Business Transaction Specialist

Cyber Security Specialist

Role: 
Cyber Security Specialist
Req #: 
368_20150309
Clearance: 
DoD TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Cyber Security Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess risk in technology transfer to include technology targeting and cyber security; technology diversion to include the technology relative to state of the art, foreign government policies, and practices; and the foreign company’s adverse history
  • Present highly technical and/or complex issues relating to the U.S. assets in the Information Technology (IT) and telecommunications sector that are vulnerable to threats from foreign buyers in terms of unauthorized technology transfer or supply chain integrity and reliability
  • Attend DoD and interagency meetings relating to the above assigned IT and telecommunications cases when requested because of likely discussion of technical aspects of threat and/or vulnerability issues
  • Advise leadership on highly technical and/or complex aspects of threat and/or vulnerability issues relating to non-notified IT and telecommunications transactions being assessed for possible submission to CFIUS for a unilaterally-initiated review of the transaction
  • Advise leadership on what DoD components and/or other national security agency offices have expertise to assist in analysis of particular CFIUS cases in IT and telecommunications with highly technical and/or complex IT and cyber issues relating to threat and/or vulnerabilities
  • Evaluate threats in relations to vulnerabilities and feasible mitigation measures in cooperation with other assigned staff and write drafts of the analytic and factual portions of Action Memo, Information Memos, and any other assigned documents relating to assigned cases in that market sector
  • Analyze highly technical or complex aspects of mitigation compliance monitoring of IT and telecommunications firms as it relates to threats and/or vulnerabilities involved in such compliance monitoring
  • Conduct comprehensive all-source analysis of foreign emerging technology programs, capabilities, and other technology related issues of countries of interest to the government customer to produce timely and relevant intelligence analysis
  • Articulate vulnerabilities and their relationship to likely threats taken from Intelligence Community as threat assessments and from other classified or unclassified sources
  • Provide technical advice to those writing Risk-Based Analyses and Terms of Reference for CFIUS case mitigation as well as FCC mitigation proposals via the interagency collaboration
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Minimum of 10 years of cyber experience analyzing engineering or technical matters involving information technology in national defense fields
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints
  • Ability to develop strong networks within the Federal Interagency

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is highly preferred

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Cyber Security Specialist

Mitigation Specialist

Req #: 
367_20150309
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Mitigation Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on managing inputs into the DoD CFIUS review process from AT&L technology, research and development, and other engineering subject matter experts. These will include critical technology determinations, defense industrial base impacts, and defense logistics implications, among other possible technical inputs
  • May be involved in all facets of the CFIUS case review process, including intra and interagency coordination; due diligence-related open-source and classified research; threat, vulnerability, consequence, and risk analysis; and risk mitigation strategy development, implementation, and monitoring
  • Advise those DoD employees writing RBAs and ToRs for CFIUS cases still under review and being considered for mitigation agreements, or for which mitigation negotiations have begun, on the most effective ways to write mitigation provisions to both protect national security interests in the areas of technology security and supply chain reliability and integrity while also protecting the firms’ ability to conduct business in a profitable manner
  • Attend DoD and interagency CFIUS meeting relating to the above assigned cases involving potential mitigation agreements when requested
  • When current compliance monitoring caseload requires, serve as back-up assisting contractor support staff in analyzing compliance and vulnerabilities relating to enforcement gathered during site visits
  • Review mitigation agreements, correspondence between the firms under mitigation and the monitoring agencies, assessments by intelligence and law enforcement agencies
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Policy, Business, National Security, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • At least two (2) years’ experience working in matters related to writing, interpreting, implementing, monitoring or enforcing US or state laws and regulations, preferably with some experience in negotiations related to regulatory matters between governments and private parties, or international agreements
  • Must be familiar with basics of contract law, civil procedure, and business/commercial law
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints
  • Ability to develop strong networks within the Federal Interagency

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree and Juris Doctorate are highly preferred

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Senior Forms Developer

Role: 
Senior Forms Developer
Req #: 
364_20150225
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Forms Developer with JavaScript expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support a Department of Defense client.  The ideal candidate will support the Forms Migration Team by designing and converting forms from an XFDL file to a fillable PDF file. Specifically, the Senior Forms Developer will work with Adobe LiveCycle Designer to support converting of forms on a daily basis.  The Senior Forms Developer will also lead development efforts to create Smart forms by building application-like features within the form itself.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to conduct Form Analyzes to obtain requirements to convert forms from XFDL to PDF
  • Interface with team members to cross-pollinate solutions and implement best practices
  • Provide guidance in the form of Standards Guides and Best Practices documentation for the team
  • Facilitate Design Reviews and participate in Quality Control reviews.
  • Strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills
  • Lead the development effort to create Smart Forms
  • Articulate technical terminology into functional case studies with stakeholders to obtain clarification of requirements
  • Provide recommendations and technical opinions on implementation approaches
  • Develop interactive Smart Forms leveraging workflows, digital signatures, attachments, database connections, and other enhancements
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a technical field
  • Four or more years’ experience working as a form developer or application developer
  • Demonstrated highly in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Adobe LiveCycle or AEM suite of products, strong analysis skills, experience in designing, developing, implementing, testing, and modifying Adobe based business application
  • Experienced with Adobe Interactive PDF Forms, ActionScript, XML / Java / JavaScript development with end-to-end implementation experience
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Highly Proficient with Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES4, Adobe Acrobat Professional Software and Adobe Reader Software
  • Fluent in JavaScript Programming
  • Experience with Automated Forms Conversion projects and/or use of Forms Conversion Tools
  • Ability to integrate data connections, custom attachment interfaces, wizard panes, enclosures, and 508 compliance standards to Smart Forms

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Forms Developer

Test Analyst

Role: 
Test Analyst
Req #: 
362_20150225
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<0%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Test Analyst with quality assurance expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support a Department of Defense client.  The ideal candidate will support the Forms Migration Team by testing forms which have been converted from an XFDL file to a fillable PDF file. Specifically, the test analyst will analyze and validate forms prior to conversion, document acceptance criteria from the original XFDL files, and validate the layout and function of the new forms in PDF to ensure they look and operate in the same manner as the original.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support testing of converted forms by:
  • Analyzing XFDL Forms prior to processing to capture their function for future testing after form conversion
  • Verifying converted forms match compliance standards and adherence to both the look and faction of the original form.
  • Logging test results for each form
  • Clarifying requirements with SME to resolve potential defects
  • Participating in Quality Control reviews
  • Providing recommendations and technical opinions on implementation quality control approaches
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 2 or more years’ experience working as a tester, quality control, reviewer

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES4, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Exposure to Forms Conversion projects and/or Forms Conversion Tools
  • Experience with any automated testing tools
  • Experience with JIRA or defect tracking tools
  • Experience testing forms

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Test Analyst

Technical Recruiter

Role: 
Technical Recruiter
Req #: 
361_20150223
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Technical Recruiter to drive recruiting activities.  The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual who will prosper in a fast paced environment. A key marker of success will be the ability to creatively source challenging skill-sets with high level clearances with urgency in mind. The recruiter will manage the recruiting process to include: partnering with hiring managers to write compelling job descriptions, ensuring proper classification and level, sourcing and screening candidates, conducting/coordinating interviews, and working with managers to extend offers, supporting as needed.

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Technology, or related discipline.
  • 5 years’ experience recruiting in a government contracting environment may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a technical recruiter, preferably in the IT industry
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a continuous pipeline of candidates with strong technology and management skills.
  • Highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic and the ability to overcome obstacles
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and networking skills.
  • Ability to think outside the box to solve problems for candidates and clients.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Full cycle recruiting experience supporting clients that require high level clearances.
  • Knowledge of EEO, ADA, DOL classifications, and other government compliance regulations that affect job recruitment.
  • Previous experience with server-based applicant tracking systems.
  • Demonstrated success in a corporate recruiting environment or agency recruiting firm

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Technical Recruiter

Junior Functional Analyst

Role: 
Junior Functional Analyst
Req #: 
292_20140801
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Junior Functional Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Cargo Systems Program Office (CSPO) of the US Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP). The Junior Functional Analyst will support our client by assisting the project team in the development of new features and transition existing processing applications. Specifically, the Junior Functional Analyst will be responsible for understanding and analyzing the workflow of the current applications as well as assisting in the development of and testing a new workflow of multi-tiered web-based platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and development of user needs to determine functional and cross-functional requirements
  • Working with developers and testers to implement a system that meets client requirements
  • Provide technical support and assistance of current and new systems
  • Ability to work closely with client stakeholders
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years of work experience in an IT related field
  • Ability to obtain CBP clearance; or previously obtained DHS clearance (TSA, ICE, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience with technical writing and testing

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with the HP ALM suite (previously Quality Center) for executing automated test scripts
  • Experience using requirements, testing and defect tracking tools
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, small business environment
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle, specifically requirements analysis and test execution
  • Possession of excellent team leadership and development skills
  • Ability to prepare required technical documentation
  • Ability to apply creativity, innovation, and collaboration to daily tasks
  • Ability to work in a team environment on a daily basis

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Junior Functional Analyst

Sr. Software Engineer

Role: 
Sr. Software Engineer
Req #: 
245_20140605
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Cargo Systems Program Office (CSPO) of the US Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP).  The ideal candidate will provide technical support in system architecture, system design, system integration and technical management. Successful candidates must be able to provide technical input to the systems engineering process and lead teams in developing application and technical plans. The Senior Software Engineer must be able to guide customers in the installation and use of strategic products through education and guidance and provide first-use and tuning assistance problem solving and critical situation resolution.

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline and 10+ years of experience required (10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education)
  • Experience with Java J2EE,WebLogic/WebSphere, MQ and JMS Messaging, JPA Persistence, Spring Framework, Hibernate (or Mybatis), Rules engine (Drools or JBPM), Oracle (Exadata preferred), Business Objects (preferred)
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain a CBP security clearance
  • Current knowledge of Atlassian Tool Suite including GreenHopper (or equivalent), Eclipse, ANT, Jira, JUnit, Subversion, Bamboo, Clover, FishEye, Sprinter, Confluence Wiki
  • Expert developer or architect with significant legacy ACE expertise

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Modernizing legacy systems from mainframes to open source technologies
  • Report development using Business Objects
  • Significant experience with legacy ACE
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid client facing skills/experience

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Sr. Software Engineer

Senior Test Engineer

Role: 
Senior Test Engineer
Req #: 
317_20140925
Clearance: 
Active CBP clearance (preferred)
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

We are seeking a Senior Test Engineer to join our talented, dynamic team supporting our client. The Senior Test Engineer is responsible for supporting our client through the entire agile SDLC process by assisting in the gathering and testing of requirements for new features and transition of legacy applications to an updated application architecture. Specifically, the Senior Test Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and performing a project test strategy and test scripts, and will be required to gain a basic technical understanding of the project to achieve the greatest possible testing coverage. 

Requirements:

  • Proven experience writing test cases, test plans and execution of test plans.
  • Demonstrate experience writing automated test scripts using tools (UFT/HP-QTP, HP Quality Center, Selenium, ALM etc.).
  • Most have previous experience verifying software quality, metrics and development methodology (Agile, Waterfall etc.).
  • Most have previous experience working in web based technologies (Java/J2EE, JQuery, Java Script, Ajax), application servers (Websphere, Weblogic), queries (SQL) and databases (Oracle, DB2).
  • Prior experience and knowledge of testing within Agile development methodology, processes, and procedures, particularly Scrum, Story-Driven Methodology, Burn-up and Burn-down charts, and Velocity Tracking.
Requirements: 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field
  • 5+ years of relevant testing experience
  • Active CBP Clearance preferred
  • Experience with manual and automated testing tools
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Test Engineer
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