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The MITRE Corporation Cost Analyst Senior in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

The MITRE Corporation’s Cost & Business Analytics Department is seeking a cost analyst to support multiple projects solving our customers’ most critical economic challenges. We are seeking a junior analyst to join our team. This department serves as a vanguard for MITRE to meet the future needs of our customers requiring technical excellence while encouraging creativity and fostering interests in the intersection of emerging technologies, cost, business, and economic impacts across its diverse membership. Expect a multi-disciplinary team environment with self-motivated, highly trained professionals. This is a project-oriented position that may require project management, collaboration, communicating to technical and non-technical audiences, and direct sponsor engagement.

The Cost and Business Analytics Department within MITRE’s Center for Acquisition and Management Sciences (CAMS) Innovation Center that solves our FFRDC’s and Sponsor’s problems by leveraging our capabilities within:

  • Cost Estimation, Schedule, and Risk Analysis

  • Investment Economics & Decision Analysis

  • Strategic Business & Financial Analytics

Job Description:

  • Key functions include developing models and performing qualitative and quantitative analyses to understand the economic impact of investments, risk mitigation strategies, options and other government actions

  • Engaging with customers to advise and recommend economic metrics, tools, and policies that result in sustainable solutions

  • Developing strategic external partnerships to further the scope and depth of applied research and research outcomes

  • Economic modeling of integration and/or deployment challenges associated with technology or financing innovations through analytical, experimental, or model-based assessment

  • Collecting and analyzing financial, political, and socioeconomic data.

  • Conducting surveys and utilizing various sampling techniques.

  • Researching various fields including politics, healthcare, education, energy, etc.

  • Making use of historical data.

  • Analyzing market trends.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in the fields listed below,

  • Economics

  • Engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Econometrics

  • Statistics

  • Operations Research

  • Data Analytics

  • Quantitative Sciences

  • Technical expertise/experience in one or more economic sub-specialties (Financial, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, etc)

  • Strong technical writing and oral presentation skills

  • The ability to think critically and be proactive in pursuing research and problem-solving with minimal supervision

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Economics, Finance, or related discipline

  • Extensive experience and expertise in the application of economic research in a business setting

  • Recent publications

  • Strong credentials, recognition, and partnerships in the design and evaluation of policies and strategies to deliver solutions at scale

  • Experience in finance

  • Recognized expertise and professional network in cost, economics, or finance

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