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The MITRE Corporation Cleared Operations Research Analyst in Bedford, Massachusetts

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We are currently seeking a Cleared Operations Research Analyst to join the Cross-cutting Urgent Innovation Cell (CUIC), an organization that is unique to MITRE because:

  • We are team of analysts, scientists, innovators, and engineers focused on delivering meaningful solutions to national security challenges 

  • We concentrate on rapid prototyping, mission analysis, experimentation, and research together in a unique environment that is structured to optimize results.  

  • We leverage our strong relationships with our customers and their missions to drive innovation that helps solve our nation's biggest challenges.

CUIC relies on initiative and enthusiasm from individual staff members who work proactively and collaboratively towards common goals. We are looking for talented problem solvers with a passion for adapting emerging academic and commercial technologies to develop cross-cutting innovative solutions for the defense, intelligence, and civilian communities.

Roles & Responsibilities:

A Senior Operations Research Analyst is needed who possesses a breadth of technical skills and strong programming capability. This position involves developing modeling, simulation, and analysis tools at the intersection of math, physics, engineering, and programming. These programs are used to generate and assess results and extract key lessons learned. Successful candidate(s) will learn new techniques and approaches on-the-job, working in collaboration with other team members.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess an active Top Secret level security clearance. Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with relevant experience who can immediately contribute at this job step; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Typically requires a degree in physics, applied mathematics, aerospace, software development for engineering/physical systems, mechanical engineering, or related discipline and work experience with a strong technical background

  • Experience with developing physics-based modeling and simulation tools and applying those tools to address research questions

  • Experience with developing and debugging models using programming tools

  • Experience with understanding simulation results, identifying areas for additional focus, and extracting critical lessons learned

  • Experience conducting quantitative data analysis using a variety of datasets

  • Demonstrated proficiency in a programming language such as C/C++, Java, Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, or Fortran.

  • This position requires a minimum of 4 days a week on-site.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Masters or PhD with research experience in one of the above specified degree programs

  • Proficiency with modeling and simulation tools such as AFSIM, SEAS, or STORM.

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: aerodynamic systems, orbital mechanics, signal processing, sensor systems, and RF or EO/IR physics

  • Proficient problem-solving and communications skills, as well as an interest in working in a highly collaborative environment with scientists, analysts, and technical experts across several technical disciplines.

  • Desire to learn new techniques and approaches on-the-job by leveraging structured educational content, as well as expertise from team members.

  • Hands-on experience in adapting research done in academia and industry to "real-world" challenging data sources and problems sets

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

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