Operations Research Analyst

Systems Planning and Analysis - Alexandria, VA3.8

The Australian Maritime Analysis Group provides senior decision makers within the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with timely and objective assessments affecting their undersea community investment strategies. The group’s primary focus is providing technical analysis and program management support to the Future Submarine Program Office (SEA1000), including client site support in Canberra, Australia. For over eight years, our analysis has informed future submarine platform and payloads requirements development, helping ensure that Australia will field and maintain an effective submarine capability to meet their national defense objectives. Our team of experienced military professionals and operations research analysts integrate naval warfare expertise with advanced analytic methods - including force generation modeling, agent-based tactical simulations, and operational mission analyses - to deliver strategies that redress capacity and capability gaps. #IN123

SPA’s Australian Maritime Analysis Group seeks a passionate and experienced analyst to join their growing team. The individual will provide operations research oversight and support throughout all phases of requirements analysis and derivation on a collection of unique and challenging technical programs. Opportunity for overseas travel to Australia!

Key functions and responsibilities include:
  • Help define the expectation for new and evolving military capabilities, and assist with developing trade-space studies to evaluate such capabilities
  • Work with stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts to contextualize systems and Concepts of Operations for modeling and analysis
  • Lead development of analytic methodology, tools, and models, and execute analysis
  • Mentor and lead junior analysts throughout development and execution stages
  • Document analysis and findings in reports and briefs
  • Present findings to senior SPA leadership and clients
  • Maintain knowledge of best operations research practices, and work with others to identify areas of improvement, establish best practices and implement changes within the group and throughout SPA
  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Research, Engineering, Applied Science, Computer Science or a related technical discipline
  • Demonstrated ability in computer programming and statistical analysis (e.g., VBA, SQL, C++, VB.NET, Java, Python, SAS, R, MATLAB or similar language)
  • Ability to break down complex unstructured problems into simplified problem statements and lay out objective approaches to identify and compare the merits of competing solutions
  • Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance
  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Access)
Desired (e.g. Education, Certifications)
  • Current DoD SECRET security clearance
  • 2+ years practical application of principles, concepts, methods, and tools for conducting systems operations research or statistical analysis
  • Coursework in Operations Research analysis techniques and tools, including agent-based simulations and optimization techniques