Redhorse Corporation is searching for a full-time Senior Analyst to join our team to provide Data Science services to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE). CAPE is responsible for performing capability, weapons system, force structure and readiness analyses in a joint, theater context to support the Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES). The work shall be conducted in CAPE office space located at both at the Pentagon, Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia and other CAPE locations within the National Capital Region.
Background: The Director of CAPE is a principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and other senior officials of the Department of Defense. CAPE provides independent analysis and advice on cost estimation, cost analysis, and the planning and programming phases of the PPBES. CAPE’s principal responsibilities include the following:
The Simulation & Analysis Center (SAC) within CAPE is responsible for performing capability, weapons system, force structure and readiness analyses and assessments of joint, mission and theater-level military operations. This support requires a wide range of war fighting analytic capabilities including traditional analysis using mathematics and statistics, applying emerging techniques such as data science, modeling to include specific war fighting models, conducting analytic “deep dives” on warfight scenario issues, conducting wargames, and finally evaluating military operations across the spectrum of conflict.
The SAC conducts studies that address important issues within the Department of Defense. These studies are focused on providing OSD senior leadership analytic insights to align resourcing with the defense strategy as outlined in the guidance provided by the Secretary of Defense. These efforts require working in a joint, collaborative environment with other OSD organizations, the Joint Staff, the Services, Combatant Commands, and other U.S. Government agencies.
The Senior Analyst shall provide analysts in support of CAPE analytic efforts. The Senior Analyst shall integrate data from multiple sources and develop and implement business rules for improving data quality and filling in missing values to use the data and associated software to perform analysis and decision support. Such support may consist of generating special displays, charts, graphics, data pulls, comparisons, and other analyses. Additionally, the Senior Analyst shall perform archiving of study data and retrieve data from previous studies included in the archives.
The Senior Analyst will provide analysis and evaluation activities across OSD. Projects will be sponsored by a civilian or military CAPE analyst and monitored by the SAC Director. They may range from short duration problem solving to lengthy projects to understand and analyze extremely large datasets. Expertise will need to include structured problem solving, operations research techniques, and emerging data science skills while experience in warfare modeling and functional and mission level analysis will prove useful. The majority of this work will involve research and analysis in areas with limited effort beforehand requiring development of new techniques or applying techniques to new problems. The depth of support required can range across a collection of skills and span varied timeframes (weeks, months, or years) for individually chartered events. CAPE analysts are highly skilled in mathematics and expect frequent interaction and updates from the Senior Analyst staff.
Basic Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials include:
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