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Company: SPA
Location: Alexandria, VA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace

Description

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering, or a similar field from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrates the ability to frame both quantitative and qualitative problems, select appropriate analytic methods, identify data collection strategies, and develop a plan to implement a solution
  • Must be proficient in the MS Office suite of products and have experience with C#, Python, Javascript, or similar languages or software
  • Self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic, time-management, and communication skills; able to work well individually, leading teams, and as part of a team
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance

Desired

  • Master's degree in Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering, or a similar field from an accredited institution
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in any of the following:
    • Developing mathematical models to solve targeted problems
    • Data gathering, cleaning and analysis
    • Analyzing the viability and potential impact of developmental technologies
  • Possess an active DoD Secret level clearance or higher


Responsibilities

SPA seeks a dedicated and passionate problem solver to join a high-performance team working to address some of the most critical issues facing the DoD today. The analyst will have a unique opportunity to develop cutting edge methodologies in a high impact environment. This work includes analysis and assessment of emerging disruptive technologies and their potential to impact military capabilities over the next twenty years. The analyst will work with our multidisciplinary team to define problems, identify performance measures, and perform gap and root cause analysis in order to identify alternatives and recommendations to improve war-fighter effectiveness. Other responsibilities include researching, identifying, and implementing analytic methodologies to efforts across the scope of work and assisting in the framing, development, and presentation of analysis including drafting briefing materials and various documents for executive audiences. The analyst will also develop analytic software tools as needed from simple, Excel-based models to robust military modeling and simulation projects in proprietary tool-sets.


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