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Job #: R-00069998
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Top Management ENG
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

The Leidos Office of Technology (OOT) has openings for Operations Research Analyst (ORSA)

Position Summary:

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to support the Operational Effectiveness Modeling & Simulation Center of Excellence (OE M&S CoE).
These SMEs and the CoE will focus operations research/mission analysis and M&S capability, processes, tools, procedures, and analysis techniques in support of the Leidos enterprise.  The CoE team will facilitate, advise, and train the Leidos Line organizations and enterprise on the use of OR analysis methodologies, techniques, and M&S capabilities to:
•Define and characterize the military and intelligence utility and mission benefit of Leidos capability and technical discriminators, using metrics used and appreciated by Leidos military and intelligence community Customers
•Support the demonstration of the differentiated value of Leidos capabilities and technology – by demonstrating how our solutions provide improved military and intelligence utility and mission benefit over that provided by other solutions
•Support Customer marketing and requirements shaping activities

Primary Responsibilities:
The SMEs will facilitate, advise, and train all Leidos business areas that use and derive benefit from OR analysis and M&S capability, such as:
•Technical solutioning and system trade studies,
•Systems Engineering - Design and development, Test and Evaluation, and Verification, Validation, and Accreditation,
•Digital Engineering and Model-Based System Engineering
•Operational effectiveness analysis at the engagement, mission, and campaign levels - and how this level of ORSA and M&S capability is built upon basic physics, systems, and sub-system M&S capability,
•Manufacturing and production,
•Mission planning,
•Training and trainer capability, and
•Logistics, maintenance, and sustainment

The CoE team  will define and maintain a set of standard OR analysis and M&S playbooks, templates,
processes, tools, and procedures - to include lessons-learned and best practices with proper feedback

Required Qualifications:
•Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a relevant ORSA or related STEM field, and be a recognized expert
•10-15 years of related ORSA and M&S experience, including:
oExperience at one of the military analysis centers: N81; USAF Studies, Analysis and Assessments; Center for Army Analysis, etc. - and their standard and "trusted" models (e.g. AFSIM, STORM, etc.),
oExperience performing OR assessments across a product lifecycle at all levels of the standard Department of Defense M&S Pyramid: Physics and Phenomenology, Systems Engineering, Engagement, Mission, and Campaign M&S Levels
oExperience and sense for translating technical capability and technical discriminators to military utility and mission performance

•Working knowledge of ORSA concepts, analytic techniques, and methodologies such as mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, mathematical optimization, simulation, stochastic-process models, decision analysis, and economic models
•Strong oral and written communication skills, along with excellent public speaking skills
•Ability to work with Customers and Leidos teams to discern key customer requirements and "hot buttons", and how to best demonstrate the military utility and operational benefit of Leidos solutions
•Ability to gain internal support, operate independently with limited supervision and feedback, and to establish a solid working relationship with senior management, technical staff, and other organization leadership across the Leidos enterprise
•Ability to influence and persuade others, as well as handle difficult negotiations
•Ability to mentor, lead, train, and build teams
•Ability to support a culture of collaboration and engineering discipline with speed, scale, agility, and security

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI

Location: Preference is for position to be based in Reston VA location, but other locations are negotiable
Travel: 25%

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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