F-35 Senior Integrated Lifecycle Logistics SME - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/2/2024 4:44 PM)
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LMI is seeking an F-35 Integrated Lifecycle Logistics, Senior Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense's transfer of sustainment activities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) to the Department of the Air Force (DAF) and the Department of the Navy (DoN). The F-35 Integrated Lifecycle Logistics, SME ensures a balance of logistics and sustainment priorities, while creating and maintaining efficient and effective financial and business processes to support the F-35 enterprise. 


LMI is a private government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. Founded in 1961, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our Specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. 


We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees. 


  • Supervise onsite skilled personnel with the needed technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of DoD sustainment skills to collect, organize, analyze, and brief F-35 sustainment data.
  • Assess and plan the implementation strategy for the transfer of three F-35 sustainment Integrated Product Support Elements (IPSEs) for Supply Support, Maintenance Planning, and Technical Data.
  • Evaluate potential changes to the F-35 program and decisions on future transfers of other sustainment functions for the F-35 and identify the management of data rights for each IPSE.
  • Analyze opportunities that delineate product support authorities of Service Deputies in the program construct of the IPSEs for the F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C by Service.
  • Assess supply support plans looking at Primary/Secondary Inventory Control Activity responsibilities between the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) and the Department of the Air Force and the Department of the Navy (DoN) sustainment organizations.
  • Develop and update the Integrated Master Schedule with milestones, evaluation criteria, reports, and deliverables within lifecycle sustainment functions.
  • Develop time-phased action plans, assess costs and benefits, analyze implementation risks.
  • Research existing platforms and develop ways to optimize the utilization of F-35 sustainment data generated by systems across the F-35 enterprise to boost system performance and mitigate operational risks.
  • Assess and provide recommendations on the entire suite of sustainment metrics to provide lifecycle management, monitoring, and continuous improvement to a fully transitioned F-35 fleet.
  • Address intellectual property and technical data matters to enable supply support and maintenance planning.
  • Support program operations, report metrics and improvements, and develop policies and procedures.
  • Communicate and coordinate with OASD(Sustainment) leadership and key stakeholders to track progress, resolve issues, and identify risks.



  • Secret clearance is required.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Significant, direct logistics domain expertise, technical knowledge, and relevant experience in support of the F-35 programs.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience as a functional expert, consultant, or manager, spanning a range of logistical disciplines, in the development of unique and innovative solutions to challenging problems.
  • Signfiicant experience engaging with senior DoD executive leadership.
  • Expertise analyzing customer requirements and providing technical solutions that result in an integrated product support approach to DoD weapon system program execution.  
  • Experience with organizing, planning, leading, and collaborating with technical and cross-functional teams.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, presentation and writing skills to successfully deliver briefings and interact with executive client leadership.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver high quality work under time constraints.
  • Strong MS Office skills (including Excel and SharePoint).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Understanding of deploying sustainment analytics at scale.
  • Ability to create and foster a cooperative, respectful work environment.
  • High-energy, enthusiasm, and ability to effectively interact with clients at all levels in government and industry.



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