The Operational Evaluation Division (OED) has an immediate career opening for an Analyst to support the Department of Defense's assessment of the operational effectiveness, suitability, survivability, and lethality of Air Warfare-related Major Defense Acquisition Programs. IDA takes great pride in the high caliber and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages independent thinking and objective results. Work at IDA is conducted in a team environment and often involves a multi-disciplinary approach.
The Analyst will support and advise mid- and senior-level civilian and military officials regarding the operational evaluation of the maintainability and supportability of fighter aircraft. The position involves analyzing the design, execution, and results of operational testing and associated modeling and simulation activity, and providing an independent assessment to Department of Defense’s Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. Close interaction with officials responsible for the planning, development, and execution of tests is required. Travel is required
A minimum of a Master’s degree in Engineering (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical), Material Science, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, National Security, Strategic Studies, or a quantitative interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus coupled with 8+ years operational, commercial or academic experience.
Candidates must have experience with testing, maintenance and/or employment of Infrared Detection systems.
Candidates must have computational and data analysis skills.
Military or civilian acquisition or test experience is a plus.
U.S. Citizenship is required Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 1359
About The Institute for Defense Analyses
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit organization that operates three think tanks supporting federal decision making: two serving the Department of Defense and one serving the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. The IDA Centers provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conduct related research on other national challenges. IDA offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and a superior professional working environment. To the right individual, IDA offers the opportunity to have a major impact on key national programs while working on fascinating technical issues. Individuals selected for employment at IDA are subject to a security investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. U. S. citizenship is required. IDA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.