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Acquisition Program Analyst, SME (Fighter Modernization AQP)
Ryde Technologies, LLC Arlington, VA

Acquisition Program Analyst, SME (Fighter Modernization AQP)

Ryde Technologies, LLC
Arlington, VA
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We are seeking a Subject Matter Expert for a Fighter Modernization Program. The objective is to provide specialized expertise to complement the organization’s inherent resources for effective and efficient mission accomplishment and continuity, introduction of innovation, and enhancement of technical competence. The contractor shall support the entire spectrum of acquisition and sustainment efforts as necessary to support the respective Government organizations.

This position is currently telework eligible, with on-site work at the Pentagon 4-5 days per week.

AQP, Global Power Programs Directorate, directs, plans, and programs for development, procurement, and product support of $10B portfolio of global power programs. The portfolio includes legacy fighters such as the F-15, F-16 and A-10 as well as fifth-generation aircraft like the F-22 and F-35. It encompasses the entirety of the AF munitions procurements to include weapons currently used in OIR operations such as Joint Directed Attack Munition, Small Diameter Bomb, and Hellfire missiles. Finally, the Global Power portfolio captures the AF investments in nuclear triad to include the legacy and modernized ICBM and Cruise Missile programs.

Ryde Technologies is currently staffing for an Acquisition Program Analyst, SME who will support the Fighter Modernization portfolio, and experience with 5th Generation Fighters - F-15E, F-35, especially the F-22.

The candidate will support the progression of the Air Superiority 2030 Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team and the subsequent Combat Air Forces (CAF) fighter force restructure activities. This position will directly support Headquarters-level actions regarding the Air Superiority 2030 implementation and modernization of the CAF fighter force structure to provide continuity, operational experience and technical expertise for force structure implementation.

Tasks for this position include:

  • Supporting HAF budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts of aircraft platforms.
  • Maintaining and analyzing planning, scheduling, and management data.
  • Studying, analyzing, and providing recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution.
  • Providing impartial assessments of programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime Contractor technical and operational issues.
  • Researching and analyzing program trends, identifying issues, and recommending solutions.
  • Making recommendations on the allocation of funding, establishment of program goals, objectives, and schedules, and the formulation of program direction.
  • Tracking compliance with stated program direction and identifying issues.
  • Identifying and researching programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules.
  • Reviewing and providing recommendations on existing and proposed Air Force acquisition and capability area policies and implementation.
  • Reviewing and evaluating the impact of national, DoD, JCS, and civil government policies and activities that affect Air Force acquisition programs and capability areas.
  • Maintaining historical Air Force weapon program documentation and developing summary documents/briefings and training material.
  • Providing short notice, quick-reaction analyses of critical programmatic issues in the context of Congressional, OSD Staff, Joint Staff, HQ USAF, MAJCOM, NATO, coalition, or bi-lateral activities.
  • Preparing PPBE documentation to ensure they accurately articulate the current program.
  • Supporting the HAF review process - AFROCs, JWCAs, DABs, Congressional cycle, ASPs, AFRBs, CSBs, GAO reports, etc.
  • Reviewing and documenting MDR and FOIA requests.
  • Monitoring on-going studies, analyses, and developmental work relevant to weapon systems.
  • Supporting program-specific efforts like CONOPS development, CDD, CPD, IER, and requirements working groups.
  • Reviewing and providing data to assist in preparation for legislative hearings, program documentation, briefing packages and read-aheads, Congressional staffer visits, and other events to ensure an integrated and consistent Air Force position in response to Congressional questions, issues, and requests for information on assigned program/portfolio.
  • Handles confidential and classified (Secret/TS-SCI) information, correspondence, and communications.
  • Any other tasks closely associated with the performance of duties list above and as coordinated with the COR


Experience with 5th Generation Fighters - F-15E, F-35, especially the F-22

Active TS/SCI Clearance

  • 10+ years of acquisition experience in a System Program Office and/or Air Force Headquarters
  • 5+ years’ experience working on Air Force fighter programs, with participation in technology development, requirements, acquisition or test programs
  • 5+ years’ experience working on or directly supporting advanced technology efforts involving the integration of new capabilities into combat platforms
  • Must have extensive knowledge of the Air Force requirements development process
  • Must have demonstrated experience collaborating decisions across multiple and diverse stakeholders to meet a common and challenging technical objective, particularly objectives that address current and emerging threats
  • Must have a strong background on the process for transitioning a technology from the lab environment to an executing program


Master’s degree in a Business, Finance or Engineering discipline

Highly Desired Experience:

Prior experience in SAF/AQP, SAF/AQL, SAF RCO, SAP/SAR experience

Air Force Material Command (AFMC), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)


Ryde Technologies, LLC

Arlington, VA
22201 USA



Posted date

May 21, 2024

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Ryde Technologies, LLC job posting for a Acquisition Program Analyst, SME (Fighter Modernization AQP) in Arlington, VA with a salary of $79,500 to $133,700 Yearly with a map of Arlington location.