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Software Trainer - Big Data

Company: KBR
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Software Trainer - Big Data
Position Title:
Software Trainer - Big Data
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be part of the KBR team supporting the Test Resource Management Center's (TRMC) Big Data (BD) and Knowledge Management (KM) Portfolio working on prototype BD and KM systems for DoD testing Ranges and various acquisition programs. The Software Trainer will be responsible for establishing and maintain a robust training curriculum from the ground up as well as all accompanying documentation, lesson guides, how-to videos and provide online and in-person "train the trainer" seminars for the Cloud Hybrid Edge-to-Enterprise Evaluation and Test Analysis Suite (CHEETAS) software platform as well as any other related developed software, tools or underlying technologies. The successful candidate will work closely with the CHEETAS external development partner team and the BDKM KBR team members to support the TRMCs Big Data customers by ensuring that the software being delivered to TRMC has the required training material to support the DoD end users. The ideal candidate is adept at establishing from scratch all required processes, procedures, and relevant documentation artifacts for the following: Establish and maintain a robust training curriculum, plan, prepare and research lessons, prepare teaching/course material, create/upgrade/post online written lesson guides and how-to videos, assess individual and group training needs, instruct users on an individual or group basis either on-line or at the customers site, apply new technologies to deliver courses and improve the learning experience for users (e.g., distance learning, interactive CBT, blended training). Candidates must be self-motivated and capable of working independently with little supervision / direct tasking. The successful candidate will be expected to assist the QA team with the testing of CHEETAS sprint deliverables every 2-3 weeks.
The successful candidate will have extensive experience in standing-up a training curriculum and providing remote (i.e., on-line) and onsite (at a customer's location) instruction for the end-users. Candidates must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams at various levels of experience physically located in every time zone nationwide, have excellent communication skills and be comfortable providing training to customers after the installation and configuration of updated software packages (i.e.: CHEETAS and associated server environments). The right candidate will have a passion for providing DoD research development test and evaluation (RDT&E) analyst end-users professional training for all released products. To do this you will frequently work with data engineers, software engineer and quality assurance team members, and interact with DoD Range analysts end users.
This requires the ability to effectively communicate at both a programmatic and technical level. Software Trainers of all seniority levels are encouraged to apply and will be considered. This position is anticipated
to eventually require 25% travel based on workload to support end users located at various DoD Ranges across the CONUS. Come join the KBR BDKM team on the ground floor and be a part of the award-winning team responsible for revolutionizing how data analysis is performed across the entire Department of Defense!
Basic Qualifications and Skills Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen.

  • This position requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related, technical field, and 7-10 years of experience. Advanced degrees may be substituted for years of experience on a year-for-year basis.

  • Previous experience must include five (5) years of hands-on experience as a software teacher, trainer or instructor.

  • Previous experience must include five (5) years of hands-on experience in software testing / quality assurance.

  • Significant travel will be required with this position, 25% travel anticipated working at DoD facilities with customers depending on workload.

  • Active or Current Secret Clearance required - Top Secret Clearance preferred.

    Skills Required:

    • Prior adult education material training experience. Teacher, trainer or instructor certification (e.g., MCT, MTS) is preferred.

    • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels are essential. Ability to communicate orally with software designers/vendors, IT management, and software users (esp. nontechnical users) is crucial.

    • Knowledge of, experience with educational, presentation software.

    • Ability to quickly set up and use audiovisual equipment.

    • Experience with PowerPoint, Word, Visio

    • Experience with Confluence and Jira is a plus.

    • Must be prepared to learn new business processes or application nuances every 2-3 weeks when new CHEETAS sprint releases are provided to the TRMC KBR BDKM team.

    • Experience with working in teams supporting research and development or test and evaluation within the DoD is preferred.

    • Ability to problem solve, debug, and troubleshoot while under pressure and time constraints is required.

    • Working knowledge in software testing, quality control, requirement traceability, bug tracking and corresponding open source and proprietary tools and applications. Must have an excellent knowledge of advanced methods, and experience in applying those methods to solve problems.

    • Ability to communicate effectively about technical topics to both experts and non-experts at both the management and technical level is required.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and strong personal motivation are preferred.

    • Ability to work independently and provide appropriate recommendations for optimal design, analysis, and development of training curriculum is a must.

    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required, as the Software Trainer candidate will be in frequent contact with the project technical lead, be taking direction from various government leads, and will frequently be interacting with external developers and end-users to gather and document training requirements and implement training materials.

    • Ability to teach and mentor team members with a variety of skill levels and backgrounds is a plus.

    • Excellent programming, testing, debugging, and problem-solving skills.

      Preferred Qualifications and Skills Requirements (optional):

      • The preferred candidate will have experience working in government/defense labs and their computing restrictions.

      • Knowledge of the Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA), the Joint Mission Environment Testing Capability (JMETC), and Distributed Testing and Training.

      • Experience working with major DoD Acquisition programs such as Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) or other major platforms is a plus.

      • Knowledge of DoD Cybersecurity policies.

        Scheduled Weekly Hours:
        40 hours/week
        Basic Compensation:
        The offered rate will be based on the selected candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities and/or experience and in consideration of internal parity.
        Additional Compensation:
        KBR may offer bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation to certain job titles or levels, per internal policy or contractual designation. Additional compensation may be in the form of sign on bonus, relocation benefits, short term incentives, long term incentives, or discretionary payments for exceptional performance.
        KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.
        Job Eligible for Referral Payout:
        KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: KBR, Camarillo , Software Trainer - Big Data, Human Resources , Camarillo, California

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