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Operations Research Analyst

at Jacobs

Posted: 8/3/2020
Job Reference #: GLO0000NB

Job Description

The successful candidate will assist the 53d Electronic Warfare Group (53 EWG), 53d Wing, at Eglin AFB, Florida. The 53 EWG is the technical focal point for all electronic warfare (EW) support of warfighter systems for the Combat Air Forces (CAF). The mission of the 53 EWG is to develop and test mission data (MD) to defeat enemy radar and infrared guided missile systems, thus enhancing aircrew and aircraft survivability in combat. This mission includes operational EW testing, MD development/validation/verification, force development evaluation execution and facilitating Foreign Materiel Exploitation (FME).  

Knowledge, skills and attributes associated with this position include: Providing Operations Analysis (OA) support for electronic combat Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), Tactics Development and Evaluation (TD&E), FME, Force Development Evaluation (FDE), cost and operational effectiveness analyses, special projects and exercises.  OA support includes the development and application of modeling and simulation; planning, monitoring and conducting tests of equipment and aircraft systems and analyzing the results of those tests; determination of the operational implications of data generated from testing; making recommendations based on test results.  Candidates must be analytical, methodical and detail-oriented.

The successful candidate will assist in utilizing Design of Experiment (DOE) and other advanced test methods and analysis techniques in support of Mission Data Optimization (MDO) and other EW testing.  The successful candidate will determine requirements and apply models, in conjunction with physical testing, to enhance system capabilities in a resource constrained environment.  The successful candidate will assist in planning and conducting analytical studies relating to specific areas of air combat using a systematic analytical approach, and assist in the collection, recording and post-test analysis of data generated during testing. The successful candidate will be required to travel occasionally.

Education and Experience: 

Candidates must have at least a Bachelors' degree in a mathematics, engineering, or technical discipline.

Required Experience:

  • An active/current Secret security clearance at time of hire.
  • Applicants must have the ability to recognize and analyze problems, conduct research, summarize results, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Applicants must have a working knowledge of computer systems and an understanding of Windows-based personal computers and Microsoft Office software and possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
  • Previous experience in test design, data analysis, analytical studies and creating test plans/reports.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of EW weapons systems development, test and evaluation, and systems engineering.
  • Highly desirable (but not required) attributes include VBA and/or C programming experience.

Essential Functions:


Physical Requirements
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require filing, typing, and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, included but not limited to: bending, reaching, turning and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.
Work Environment
An inside and outside environment (considerations: closed quarters, close together, lighting). Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions.
Equipment and Machines
Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.
Regular hours will be between Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.
Other Essential Functions
Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

Jacobs is a global technology company, deliveringsolutions for a more connected, sustainable world. We test, operate, sustain,and secure critical infrastructures and weapons systems using unique technologyapplication and agile software development capabilities to improve missioncapability and operational readiness. Jacobs' deep experience with advancedtechnology systems and our wide-ranging program support capabilities worktogether to make us a premier partner to aerospace and defense clients at locationsaround the world.


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