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Digital Transformation Operations Research Analyst

Requisition ID: R10046463

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

As a direct report to the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) Operations & Strategy Execution Director, the Operations Research Analyst will be a key member of the DTO Value Delivery Team, supporting the DTO Leadership Team day-to-day business operations, strategic planning, and execution. 

The primary location of the position would be Falls Church, VA as a first choice, and then any other major NG location (CA, BWI, Rolling Meadows, Florida, CO etc....), however, virtual telecommuting will be an option.

Responsibilities are typically diverse and vary according to the organization's changing needs, to include the following:

  • Contribute to definition and measurement of value achieved against strategic Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Research and evaluate candidate new technologies and processes into DTO business operations to improve operational efficiency.

  • Analyze actual and predictable interacting operational activities of business to obtain a quantitative, rational basis for decision making through the application of logic and scientific or economic disciplines and techniques.

  • Devise modeling and measuring techniques; utilizes mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematics techniques (linear programming, game theory, probability theory, symbolic language, etc.), and other principles and laws of scientific and economic disciplines.

  • Evaluate value estimation models from third party contractors for enterprise use/scalability

  • Define data architecture requirements and process for collecting and tracking value and KPI metrics.

  • Publish and maintain data visualizations, predictive models, dashboards, and automated reports

  • Develop recommendations for digital maturity improvements and implementation of digital solutions.

  • Interface with disparate teams to develop basis of estimates, proposals, and risk register entries.

This is not a Manager job. This is an individual contributor role.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 Years related work experience with a Bachelors degree; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD or 18 years of experience in lieu of degree.

  • Familiarity with data visualization and data modeling tools and techniques.

  • Skilled with dashboarding software (e.g., Excel/Power Pivot/Power BI and /or Tableau)

  • Experience with KPI / performance metric reporting and analysis

  • Familiarity with business value tracking and predictive models

  • Familiarity with Web-based databases and dashboard reporting systems

  • Continuous improvement experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data integrations between tools like: Sharepoint, M365, Confluence, Jira, SQL Database Mgt, Cameo, Salesforce, Cognos

  • Mastery of predictive modeling using Machine Learning/Monte-Carlo simulation.

  • Familiarity with: Confluence, Jira, Qualtrics, Sharepoint, Teams, Tableau.

  • Experience in Operations Management/Strategic Planning

  • Strong written and verbal communication, including presentation skills to senior leadership

  • Expert experience with data analytics: e.g., data visualization/data analysis/automated workflows.

  • Experience with Agile management practices & tools


Salary Range: $129,000 USD - $212,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.