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Software Cost Analyst, Mid/Senior - FAA

Company: Cobec Consulting
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 14, 2018

Job Description:

Position: Software Cost Analyst, Mid/Senior

Client: Federal Aviation Administration

Status: Part-Time

Job Summary

Individual will perform a wide variety of software estimation and cost analyses to include software size and effort, schedule estimation, forecasting, requirements analysis, function point analysis, economic, and other analyses for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other potential clients in support of software intensive, mission-critical systems acquisition activities. Duties include software life cycle schedule and cost estimation and analysis, function point analysis, requirements analysis, Function Point and SLOC-based software project estimation as well as other related tasks as required.

Years of Relevant Experience

The position requires 6 or more years of relevant experience in software cost analysis.

Essential Job Functions

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from this position if the work is similar, related, and/or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Collect and analyze software metrics on every release for development contracts and government acquisitions as well as in-house O&M contracts, including software size, duration, staffing, defects, and effort.
  • Perform Function Point counts on business requirements for new or enhanced capabilities in the FAA's Acquisition Management System (AMS). Measure release size using Function Point Analysis on software releases, including both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies regarding both commercial off-the -shelf (COTS) and custom developed code.

  • Perform monthly performance tracking with the SLIM parametric tool on every software release in the portfolio, develop parametric performance tracking and forecast reports for each release, and present analysis to support milestones or agile sprints as applicable.
  • Maintain and refine parametric templates configured for applications and maintain standard report templates for management review of estimates.
  • Support the development of parametric cost estimates and Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE) using a historical database of completed projects and other sources of data.

  • Evaluate vendor development costs against parametric cost estimates, and quantitatively measure variances.
  • Perform independent assessments of price/cost quotes/proposals based on vendor-provided historical metrics data, historical metrics data, and parametrically-derived industry trend lines to provide cost estimating support for cost analysis and maintaining the cost model.

  • Conduct a yearly benefit-cost analysis of all COTS products to ensure that the continued investment in these products is in the best interest of the Government in meeting mission requirements. Conduct an analysis of each COTS product for technical impact and price impact.

    Education Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field which may include: Computer Science, MIS, or another related subject area. Number of years of work experience can substitute for degree requirements.

    Skills Requirements

    International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) certificationrequired. SLIM certifications desired.

    Security Requirements


    • Must be a US citizen or a legal resident

      Travel

      Occasional travel required as needed by client/s and/or company

      Keywords: Cobec Consulting, Washington DC, Software Cost Analyst, Mid/Senior - FAA, Professions, Washington, DC

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