Associate Operations Research Analyst

Requisition ID: 21006385

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Scott AFB, Illinois
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Peraton is currently seeking an Operations Research Analyst to work in the Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center (JDPAC) at USTRANSCOM with a mission to provide analysis support to improve the nation's ability to move and sustain our forces throughout the globe.  In this role, you will:
  • Provide support for Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation (RDT&E) for Modeling, Simulation & Optimization (MS&O) applications and prototypes produced in support of or being adapted for Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) movement processes
  • Support data analysis to ensure all designated ongoing and future RDT&E, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS), and Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) MS&O applications progress to meet USTRANSCOM objectives
  • Provide tool design, testing, and development expertise for MS&O capability development and implementation
  • Assist with integration and transition of designated MS&O prototypes to support USTRANSCOM operational processes as required
  • Write reports documenting data analysis, tool design and development, and test results
  • Must enjoy working in a team environment with frequent customer contact and have excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
As an ORSA, you will 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; utilize 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. You will provide analytic and model expertise to select data sources and incorporate data with modeling to provide replication of real world model outputs for programmatic analysis to include such support as analytic support to command and DOD for Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) mobility assessments in preparation of DOD scenarios.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business or similar fields with 0-2 years’ experience
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative reasoning, mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding and experience with MS Excel
  • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Master’s degree
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE)
  • Experience/expertise with VBA programming
  • Experience/expertise with MS Access
  • Experience/expertise with R programming langauge
  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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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.


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