Program Lead, DHS Test and Evaluation (T&E) Center of Excellence (COE) - 34737 in WPAFB, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/6/2020

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Program Lead, DHS Test and Evaluation (T&E) Center of Excellence (COE)

The Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) Center of Excellence (COE) assists government acquisition programs and research projects in developing efficient, rigorous test strategies that yield defensible results and assist the decision maker in understanding and quantifying technical risk. Due to growth, the COE Director is seeking a leader to coordinate the execution of all programs related to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) T&E COE. The DHS T&E COE program lead will interface with government leads and STAT COE DHS-designated personnel to initiate program/project starts, scope the level of effort and deliverables, coordinate university technical support across a broad technical spectrum, and supervise daily work. This position requires both technical expertise and leadership acumen to effectively communicate program status and provide recommendations to DHS T&E COE leadership. There are tremendous professional growth opportunities to improve your technical knowledge, practical skills, and broaden your experience. The COE is a collaborative and supportive environment where members solicit advice, discuss program challenges, leverage diverse experiences, and work together to provide practical and insightful products to programs. Vision, imagination, creativity, and sound judgment are encouraged. The COE is a high performing team that enables you to deliver high quality products to the programs and projects we support. 

The DHS T&E COE is co-located with the STAT COE, headquartered at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

The DHS T&E COE technical program lead accomplishes the following activities:

  • Direct team of technical experts across nine technical lines of effort
  • Coordinate new projects and assign and manage new work inside the DHS T&E COE
  • Assist your assigned team members with technical support to their assigned programs
  • Communicate with the COE Director and on-site technical lead regarding project status, recommendations, and issues.
  • Support assigned technical STAT Experts in their daily work
  • Knowledge of statistical methods such as design of experiments, Bayesian techniques, regression modeling, reliability planning and modeling, sampling methodologies, data mining, and covering arrays is a plus.
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g. JMP, DesignExpert, R, Matlab or equivalent) is a plus


  • MS or better in statistics, applied mathematics, industrial engineering, operations research, science/engineering discipline, or similar field; may consider a quantitative MBA
  • Test & Evaluation experience in DHS or DoD
  • Program management experience; experience leading small teams of subject matter experts
  • Experience writing proposals, research or test results, and test plans
  • Desired: Experience with DoD T&E, especially in software development
  • Desired: Experience with DoD Acquisition
  • Desired: T&E experience across several activities such as STAT, autonomous systems, cyber, resilience, artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, reliable systems, CBRNE and across several domains (air, sea, land, space, cyber, etc.)
  • Required: Ability to obtain a SECRET clearance
  • Desired: current SECRET clearance or better; TS/SCI HIGHLY desired

Security Clearance: None

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