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Institute for Defense Analyses
Alexandria, VA, United States
3 days ago
Institute for Defense Analyses
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
3 days ago

Description

Effective October 11, 2021, all current and newly hired IDA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious exemption.  Individuals who accept employment with IDA will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or receive approval for a medical or religious accommodation prior to starting employment.  

Overview

The Operational Evaluation Division (OED) has an immediate career opening for a Survivability Analyst supporting the Department of Defense's (DoD) assessment of the combat survivability, operational effectiveness, and suitability of military surface ships, submarines, and maritime systems, and the lethality of maritime target weapons and munitions.  The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a non-profit corporation that operates three federally funded research and development centers to provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise.  IDA research staff members conduct multi-disciplinary analyses in an environment that encourages rigorous, independent research on challenging and complex issues.  IDA provides an inclusive work environment and a comprehensive, competitive salary and benefits package.

Responsibilities

The Live Fire group within OED supports and advises DoD officials regarding the live fire test and evaluation of Major Defense Acquisition Programs.  The Analyst will be required to evaluate all aspects of surface ship and submarine survivability, which include detecting and avoiding threats (susceptibility), withstanding hits to the ship (vulnerability), control of damage, reconfiguration of systems and restoration of mission capabilities (recoverability), and protecting crew and passengers (force protection).  The Analyst will support test planning, observe operational and live fire testing, review modeling and simulation results, conduct independent analyses, and provide written assessments and recommendations to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  The Analyst will work independently and in small teams.  The position involves close interaction with mid- and senior-level civilian and military officials responsible for the planning, development, and execution of live fire tests.



Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must have 8+ years’ relevant work experience and a PhD or Master’s Degree in Engineering (Naval Architecture, Marine,  Mechanical, or Electrical preferred), Material Science, the Physical Sciences, or Mathematics. 
  • Experience in testing, design, or construction of combatant ships and ship systems and naval ordnance is desired.
  • Prior-Military or DoD acquisition experience in threat systems evaluation, combatant ship operations, live fire testing, ship safety, ship survivability modeling and simulation, or weapon system lethality is a plus.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to speak and write clearly about technical concepts and have strong skills in computational and quantitative analysis.
  • Travel is required (up to 25%)

U.S. Citizenship is required

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required

IDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a fair recruiting process and working environment free from discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more about IDA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60936733
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia, United States
  • Company Name: Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Position Title: Research Analyst - Live Fire Testing of Naval Systems
  • Job Function: Civil Engineer,
    Design Engineer,
    Marine Engineer,
    Marine Forensic Engineer,
    Naval Architect,
    Naval Engineer,
    Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
Research & Development
Alexandria , VA , US

The Institute for Defense Analyses is a non-profit corporation that operates three federally funded research and development centers to provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conduct related research on other national challenges.

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