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Operations Research Analyst

Job ID: 1924718
Location: STUTTGART, BW, Germany
Date Posted: Oct 3, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Ops Res Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


Join SAIC’s team in support of the missions of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), its component commands, CJTF-HOA, SOCAFRICA, and other strategic and operational partners. AFRICOM, in concert with interagency and international partners, builds defense capabilities, responds to crises, and deters and defeats transnational threats in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity. The majority of, but not all, the support required under this effort will take place on the African continent.


The SAIC team will provide Exercise and Assessment Support as well as Training Support.


The Exercise and Assessment support team shall provide support to AFRICOM exercises, war games, Tabletop Exercises (TTX), lessons learned programs, and assessment activities. As required by the Government, the team shall provide this support from the initial planning stages, including planning conferences, through execution and assessment. Support to be provided includes, but is not limited to, the following activities: 

  1. Assisting with the development of operational and planning concepts.

  2. Attending planning conferences to establish participation execution events, timelines, and communication requirements.

  3. Developing subject-matter-specific Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) injects, objectives, scenarios, events, and vignettes.

  4. Assisting with conducting the white cell and acting as controller participants.

  5. Developing MOE and MOP.
  6. Conducting the AAR, summarizing the MOE and MOP, and documenting lessons learned.

  7. The team shall also assist the Government with overseeing the development of assessment processes and the execution of assessment support which includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:

    • Developing program or initiative-specific MOE and MOP.
    • Articulating information requirements and documenting the assessment strategy and plan.
    • Compiling and cleaning assessment data.
    • Establishing reporting criteria and timelines to satisfy operational and AFRICOM assessment requirements.
    • Interfacing with the AFRICOM J8 and other Government assessment activities to include the JS and OSD.
    • Conducting assessments of program, initiatives, and activities and documenting the results in assessment reports.
The Operations Research Analyst:
  • Integrates multiple disciplines in an operations research team and translates applicable methods into language and application understandable by operational commanders who are in a current theater of operations. 
  • Reviews and provides quality control methods on products for the government.  Takes structured and unstructured data and distills the information into a cohesive analytical product for a senior military audience. 
  • Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions.

  • May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products.

  • May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation. 

  • Interprets results and formulates insights and findings underpinned by the data analysis. 


  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline such as mathematics, systems engineering, operations research, business administration, statistics, etc

  • An active TS/SCI clearance
  • Ten (10) years of hands-on experience conducting operations analysis and at least two (2) years of applied operations research (OR) experience

  • Prior experience on a joint staff. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of AFRICOM preferred
  • Experience supporting USAFRICOM
  • Experience with deployments to or support of countries in Africa

  • Prior U.S. military experience
  • Training and experience in curriculum development

  • Training and experience in providing instructor led training


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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