Operations Research Analyst

Job Locations US-IL-Scott AFB
Requisition ID
Position Category
Data Analytics / Intelligence
Cyber Mission


Peraton is seeking an Operations Research Analyst to work in the Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center (JDPAC) at USTRANSCOM with a mission to provide analysis support to improve the nation's ability to move and sustain our forces throughout the globe. 


In this role, you will:

  • Formulate and produce comprehensive end-to-end analysis of mobility capabilities and requirements using US Transportation Command approved suite of Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (MS&O) tools.
  • Analyze actual and predictable interacting operational activities of business to obtain a quantitative, rational basis for decision making through the application of logic and scientific or economic disciplines and techniques.
  • Devise modeling and measuring techniques; utilize mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematics techniques (linear programming, game theory, probability theory, symbolic language, etc.), and other principles and laws of scientific and economic disciplines.
  • Provide analytic and model expertise to select data sources and incorporate data with modeling to provide replication of real world model outputs for programmatic analysis to include such support as analytic support to command and DoD for JDDE mobility assessments in preparation of DOD scenarios.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide analytical support for the Programmatics Division in the Analytics Directorate of US Transportation Command using modeling, simulation and optimization tools.
  • Provide testing and evaluation for software updates to the Government-Off-The-Shelf modeling and simulation tools.
  • Support the Analysis of Mobility Platform (AMP) Setup Team (ASUT) with model setups to represent various Operational Plan (OPLAN) demand signals and Concept of Operations.
  • Review, understand and represent DoD mobility concept of operations within the modeling and simulation tool framework.
  • Produce papers, reports and briefings describing the study formulation, mobility demand signals and modeling and simulation insights.
  • Gather data from variety of sources and conduct efficient data analysis of modeling and simulation results.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables.
  • Have strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business or similar fields with 2+ years’ experience, or a Masters degree. 
  • Must enjoy working in a team environment with frequent customer contact and have excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative reasoning, mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance.




At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.



Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit peraton.com to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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