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 testing and operational evaluation of electromagnetic warfare systems on fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. It also involves advising analysts in other warfare domains (land, sea, space, cyber) on the testing and operational evaluation of systems that depend on the electromagnetic spectrum. The position involves analyzing the needed test resources for, and the design, execution, and results of, testing and associated modeling and simulation activity, and providing an independent assessment to the 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 either:
A Doctorate degree in Physics, Engineering (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical), Chemistry (Theoretical, Nuclear, Physical), Applied Mathematics, Materials Science, Astronomy, or a quantitative interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus coupled with 4+ years operational or commercial experience; OR
A Master’s degree in Physics, Engineering (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical), Chemistry (Theoretical, Nuclear, Physical), Applied Mathematics, Materials Science, Astronomy, or a quantitative interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus coupled with 8+ years operational or commercial experience.
Candidates must have demonstrated quantitative computational and data analysis skills.
Candidates must be able to speak and write clearly, think analytically, and work independently or in a small team.
Experience with electromagnetic warfare systems (radiofrequency or electro-optical/infrared), radar, communication systems and/or datalinks (including their electromagnetic protection) is highly desired.
Experience with military or civilian aircraft operations, acquisition, or testing is desired.
Candidates selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining a TS/SCI clearance. Having a current TS/SCI is desired.
Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.
U.S. Citizenship is required
About 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. IDA’s main facility is located in a modern office complex, directly off an interstate highway, minutes from the Pentagon. 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.
The Institute for Defense Analyses is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit IDA's website: www.ida.org for more information and to submit resumes