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Job #: R-00009146
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos, Inc. has an opening in Alexandria, Virginia for a Space-Based Systems Data Analyst to contribute to a program supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) Joint Data Support (JDS).

Primary Responsibilities

The Space-Based Systems Data Analyst will participate in developing data about U.S. government, private industry and international space-based assets. Candidate will work with joint programs and needs an understanding of various sources of space data and system functionality.

The analyst needs a detailed understanding of space capabilities, platforms and employment concepts in order to analyze them and respond to senior leadership inquiries.

Candidate must be capable of briefing the data product to senior leadership. In addition, candidate must be able interact with other team members and directly consult with the customers across various agencies to include the Cost Assessment Program Evaluation Directorate, Joint Staff, the Services and Combatant Commanders.

The analyst will be acquiring and analyzing appropriate data, and processing that data to meet the customer's requirements. The analyst will be required to independently navigate tools in order to detect and trace data trends and develop the information into defined data products. Candidate must have a willingness to learn new techniques and able to accomplish tasks through research and self-study.

Basic Qualifications
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance (or higher) and the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research or other related) and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience (additional experience may be substituted for degree).
  • Strong experience with and understanding of space-based assets, platforms and operations especially with satellites in the Space Domain.
  • Demonstrated understanding of one or more of the following systems: ground-based radar, Space-Based Infrared System / Defense Support Program (DSP), Ballistic Missile Defense, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Defense Satellite Communication Systems, Meteorological Satellites, Launch Vehicles, Eastern and Western ranges, Space Surveillance and other related systems.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, analytical and problem solving skills, and oral and written communications skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including proficiency in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel, along with database development and design.
  • Experience with various models and simulators.
  • Understanding of Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) phases of the DoD budget process, and force structure analysis is preferred.
  • Familiar with data modeling and simulation
  • Experience in data acquisition, data quality assurance, and data mapping is required.
  • Prior military or DoD civilian experience in related directorate.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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