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Acquisition Program Analyst, SME (NC3 Modernization) (AQP)
Ryde Technologies, LLC Arlington, VA

Acquisition Program Analyst, SME (NC3 Modernization) (AQP)

Ryde Technologies, LLC
Arlington, VA
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We are currently looking for an Acquisition Program Analyst, SME for our STAQSS II contract.

This position is currently telework eligible, with on-site work happening 4 days per week.

AQP, Global Power Programs Directorate, directs, plans, and programs for the development, procurement, and product support of a $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 the nuclear triad to include the legacy and modernized ICBM and Cruise Missile programs.

The Acquisition Program Analyst, SME directly supports Headquarters-level actions regarding the NC3 enterprise, including but not limited to Very Low-Frequency transmitters and receivers, Extremely High-Frequency terminals, High-Frequency networks, terrestrial networks, and airborne C3 platforms.

Tasks for this position include:

  • Supporting Headquarters Air Force (HAF) budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution, and oversight efforts of aircraft platform.
  • 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 honest broker 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, Major Air Command (MAJCOM), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), coalition, or bi-lateral activities.
  • Preparing Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) documentation to ensure they accurately articulate the current program.
  • Supporting the HAF review process - Air Force Requirements Oversight Council (AFROCs), Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment (JWCAs), Defense Acquisition Boards (DABs), Congressional cycle, Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASPs), Air Force Review Board (AFRBs), Configuration Steering Board (CSB), Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, etc.
  • Reviewing and documenting Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Monitoring ongoing studies, analyses, and developmental work relevant to weapon systems.
  • Supporting program-specific efforts like Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development, Capability Development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents (CPD), Information Exchange Requirements (IER), and requirements working groups.
  • Reviewing and providing data to assist in preparation for legislative hearings, program documentation, briefing packages and read-ahead, 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.
  • Any other tasks closely associated with the performance of duties list above and as coordinated with the COR.


  • Active TS Clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Master’s degree in a Business, Finance, or Engineering discipline.
  • A total of 10 years of DoD acquisitions experience in a System Program Office and/or Air Force Headquarters.
  • At least 5 years of experience in/with:
    • working on or directly supporting complex system-of-systems architectures.
    • A deep familiarity with enterprise-level cybersecurity, and a firm understanding of system-of-systems integration activities.
  • Experience with nuclear systems and the various organizations in the nuclear enterprise is highly desired.
  • DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process, to include development of budget documentation and familiarity with analyzing budget execution.

Work Experience Substitutions:

  • A total of 22 years of relevant work experience may be substituted for an MA/MS degree.
  • Or, a BA/BS degree plus a total of 18 years of relevant work experience may be substituted for an MA/MS degree.


Ryde Technologies, LLC

Arlington, VA
22201 USA



Posted date

May 23, 2024

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Ryde Technologies, LLC job posting for a Acquisition Program Analyst, SME (NC3 Modernization) (AQP) in Arlington, VA with a salary of $79,500 to $133,700 Yearly with a map of Arlington location.