Operations Research Analyst

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


Peraton is currently seeking an experienced Operations Research Analyst with Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) experience/knowledge 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.


Location: on-site at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.


In this position, you will:

  • Provide support for Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation (RDT&E) for Modeling, Simulation & Optimization (MS&O) applications and prototypes produced in support of or being adapted for Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) movement processes;
  • Support data analysis to ensure all designated ongoing and future RDT&E, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS), and Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) MS&O applications progress to meet USTRANSCOM objectives;
  • Provide tool design, testing, and development expertise for MS&O capability development and implementation;
  • Assist with integration and transition of designated MS&O prototypes to support USTRANSCOM operational processes as required;
  • Write reports documenting data analysis, tool design and development, and test results
  • 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 Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) mobility assessments in preparation of DoD scenarios.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 years with BS/BA; 0 years with MS/MA; 6 years with no degree
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business, or similar fields with a minimum of 2-4+ years’ related experience or Master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, quantitative reasoning, mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong understanding and experience with MS Excel.
  • Understanding and familiarity with the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise either as a former operator, planner, or enabling support function.
  • Must enjoy working in a team environment with frequent customer contact and have excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance
  • May be required to attain Top Secret (TS)/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Expert knowledge, understanding and experience with the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). 
  • Experience/expertise with Python programming.
  • Experience/expertise with MS Office including MS Teams.
  • Experience/expertise with R programming language.



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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