This position requires a Systems Analyst who is detail-oriented, extremely thorough, an expert in his/her field, an excellent written and verbal communicator, a strong leader and a great team player. If you think you have what it takes to be our Operational Research Systems Analyst, apply now!
Title of Position: Operational Research Systems Analyst
Description of Position:
- Formulates and applies mathematical modeling, simulation, statistical design, and other optimizing methods using various software packages that have direct application to the Test and Evaluation (T&E) of Information Technology/National Security Systems (IT/NSS).
- Must be skilled in the application of Science Based Test Design (SBTD) to T&E disciplines, which will provide valuable tactical, operational, and strategic information to senior leaders and decision-makers of the system. The resulting analysis and documented results often support resource allocation, optimal flow analysis of new technology into theater, and battlespace transition analysis.
- Incorporates various SBTD techniques to include design of experiment (DOE) and other statistical and analytical methods into Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I), Automated Information Systems (AIS), and IT/NSS Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs) and various test planning documents; executes SBTD methodologies during various phases of T&E; and analyzes and interprets SBTD results with respect to the overall system operational effectiveness and operational suitability.
- Identifies, develops, and analyzes technical and operational metrics to quantify effectiveness of operations to support the objectives and effects outlined in the T&E plan, including task and effects assessments.
- Assists test teams during test planning, test execution, data analysis, and formal report development.
- Provides support in defining problems, developing the analysis plan, gathering and reviewing data, constructing the model(s), testing and evaluation, analyzing the results, developing insights, and documenting the results.
- Recommends and implements processes that support quantitative and qualitative analysis, as appropriate.
- Formulates mathematical and/or simulation models of test problems in support of C4I, AIS, and IT/NSS T&E programs, relating test constants and variables, restrictions, alternatives, constraints, assumptions, conflicting objectives, and numerical parameters.
- Integrates system T&E information from various sources for efficient multi-stage design, statistical modeling, and, as applicable, analyses including incorporation of applicable statistical confidence intervals and sample sizing into test methodologies.
- Analyzes discrepancies in T&E service or performance and makes recommendation for test conduct updates.
- Produces clear and concise data analysis and conducts trend analyses of various data.
- Compiles reports, charts, and tables based on established statistical methods.
- Communicates analytical results to decision-makers in terms appropriate to the audience.
- Briefs and presents the problem, strategy, quantitative and qualitative analysis, results, conclusions, and recommendations at a high-level to leadership.
- A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Education and Experience Required:
- Requires an ORSA or Applied Mathematics Master’s degree and at least five (5) years of ORSA or applied mathematics experience in the field.
- Related certifications in the area of specialization may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. Examples of relevant Government or industry training include, but are not limited to, DAWIA T&E Level III certification, DAWIA Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE) Level III certification, and United States Federal or DoD school training and certification on a specific system, network, or technology .