ITA International

J8 Senior Programmer

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ITA International, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in providing detailed mission analysis, innovative organizational planning, technical staff training support and comprehensive assessments resulting in strategic-to-tactical solutions for government and private sector.

ITA International is seeking qualified candidates to support the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM) Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments Directorate (J8) Strategic Planning and Analysis Division (J8-S) located at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL.



The J8-S provides senior leadership independent analysis and studies involving current and future Special Operations Force

(SOF) requirements, inform J8 decisions in development of the SOCOM Program Objective Memorandum (POM), and inform and collaborate with OSD in developing various analytic products and

guidance. Additionally, the division plays a key role supporting the Strategic Planning Process (SPP) by providing reliable analytic tools and products by which the Command’s senior leaders can defend resourcing decisions. The J8-S requires support support in employing developing analytic models and tools, providing SOF subject matter expertise, and Operations Research Systems Analysis (ORSA) expertise needed to provide high quality, defendable analysis to inform key decisions made by leaders at the highest level. As a Senior Programmer, the candidate shall

  • Oversee development of software coded solutions, to include: modeling and simulations,spreadsheets, data entry, web, geographic information systems (GIS) and database efforts to support requests for data.
  • Provide technical expertise with regards to hardware requirements and software modeling/coding efforts
  • Liaison between Special Operations Analysts and Software Developers for technical and concept issues
  • Supervise contracted software programming, bug fixes, and integration activities
  • Primary developer/integrator for models (including JMA, SCRAAM, and SOFAMS) and tools (including Leveler/ Grapher, Reporter, Date Movement Tool, Scenario Grouper, Resource Set Shaper, Scenario Disengagement Tool, and the Scenario Pass and Priority Tool).
  • Oversees coding and integration of contractor developed new software models and tools
  • Oversees and assembles model documentation
  • Liaison between Software Developers, Database Administrator, and Network Systems Engineer for software design, database design, and communication requirements
  • Maintain software and data on the system including SOFAMS and associated databases, SCRAAM, the Special Operations Forces Ammunition Requirement Model (SOFARM), SOF Logistics Model, and other analytic products. Operate and maintain a government furnished
  • SECRET/FOCAL POINT Standalone Development Network System.
  • Support the Development Network through continuous software development to include testing and refinement of models and tools.
  • Modify/develop/train on the use of software to meet USSOCOM modeling software as required.
  • Act as the software application administrator for software residing on the JMA LAN, for software residing on J8-S desktop computers used to collect and analyze JMA data, and for any required Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software.
    • This includes databases containing climatic, threat, environmental, and weapon system performance data (friendly and hostile); data input forms, digital mapping systems used for data input, extraction, and display; quality control tools for examining the database entries; and the software that utilizes the JMA database.
  • Install, test and maintain software upgrades when provided and/or directed by the Government and shall include periodic version upgrades to correct problems, improve efficiency and usability, and/or provide greater capability.
  • Interface with the Global Force Management (GFM) and GSOS process and determine model requirements (inputs), manage data fidelity, analyze results; and develop model products. Develop software tools; maintain the database, and design model products and web-based interfaces.
  • Provide a continuously updated version of SOFAMS as the primary software model that tracks requirements the uniformed SMEs and Contractor analysts enter and derive from the Analytic Agenda. Provide the J8-S the software for each functional SOA to enter CONOPs in all mission areas (Special Forces, Ranger, MARSOC, NSW, MISO, CAO, ARSOAC & AFSOC).
  • Provide and maintain additional modules that provide the user the capability to service base CONOPs using the Maritime & Aviation Modules.
  • Provide and maintain a Leveler Module compatible with the SOFAMS software to track and illustrate all requirements entered using the SOFAMS software to include the Maritime and Aviation Modules.
  • Maintain and provide continuous upgrades to the custom-developed SCRAAM software to match time-based resources to requirements constrained by user-developed rules.
  • Provide development and maintenance capability to maintain the stand-alone network crucial to the mission of the J8-S that is configured to operate models simultaneously, multiple databases and support the variety of analysis required of the J8-S.
  • Designed for multiple parallel processing of data across a distributed network providing larger and far more complex types of analyses than would otherwise be possible on a standard client-server environment.
  • Evaluate and make recommendation on new hardware and software with the objective of increasing efficiency, productivity, accuracy, and integration within the JMA system.
  • Evaluate and make recommendation on the impact of new or emerging technologies on SOF capability assessments, analyses, and processes using JMA data, data from other approved databases, historical data, models, and analytic tools whenever possible to ensure the integrity of methodologies and the continuity of relevant analytic processes throughout the command.
  • Provide insights and recommendations regarding potential new technology needs that have been derived from the JMA SOFAMS or as a result of JMA related analyses. This support shall include the critical evaluation of existing methodologies, processes, models and analytic tools as well as new commercial and Government-owned software and models. All contractor proposed changes to any part of the Network Suite System must be approved by J8-S.
  • Use the latest database design and support methodologies to enhance retrieval of stored data and to ensure the fastest retrieval speeds and higher operating efficiencies.
  • Re-evaluate the database structure during the production phase of the JMA cycle and make recommendation to determine where improvements could be made.
  • Evaluate, integrate, install, test and maintain new software components to increase the reliability and efficiency of the JMA databases.
  • 5.16 Ensure analysts can enter data, define data queries, and use analytic tools to examine and analyze the results. Create on-line tutorials and help files, commercially available programmed instruction, self-paced manuals and drill tasks, and manuals requiring instructor interface.
  • Document processes and training developed to ensure that a historical record is maintained. SCRAAM and SOFAMS training files will include, but is not limited to: CONOP modeling; data collection tools; the use of analytic tools in support of force, platform, and equipment analyses


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems
  • 10+ years of development experience adhering to Systems/Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodology. Experiences shall include Systems Analysis and Design, Programming and database development using Visual Studio, .Net (VB and C#), C/C++, Dotspatial, SQL Server, Oracle, and VB Script. Allocation modeling, database development, and tool design development for use by Senior Operations Analysts. COTS/GOTS software to development of thin and thick client solutions using .Net framework, Oracle 11g/12c design and PL/SQL development. SQL Server 2012 design and T-SQL development. Visual Studio development suite including, but not limited to VB.Net, ASP.Net and C# applications.
  • 2 years of experience (can be concurrent with the 10 years above) performing the role of Lead Model Developer and Systems Analyst.
  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance and eligible for SCI access and ACCM read-on.




ITA international is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,

disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans




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