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Senior Operations Research Analyst / Statistician


McLean, VA
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MITRE is currently seeking a Senior Operations Research Analyst, Statistician, or Data Scientist to join our Operations Research department in McLean, VA or Annapolis Junction, MD.


As our Operations Research Analyst you will apply advanced analytical and mathematical techniques to make difficult policy and acquisition decisions, to maximize operational effectiveness and efficiency, and achieve highest quality engineering solutions.


You must be able to both work independently, or lead a team of technical staff, interacting with high level sponsors.

The successful candidate will:
Be passionate about applying operations research, statistics, and data analytics to real world problems.
Support the development and application of a variety of analytical models to sponsor challenges, with a willingness to adapt and learn.
Present results in an intuitive, actionable manner that can be understood by all sponsor audiences, regardless of technical expertise.


3+ years practical application of principles, concepts, methods and tools for conducting operations research, statistical analysis, or data analytic studies

Have experience in using tools and technique to do mathematical modeling, optimization, statistics, probability modeling, and simulation

Demonstrated ability to use at least one modern programming language, simulation, optimization, or business intelligence platform (e.g., SAS, R, MATLAB, Python, Java, CPLEX, iThink)

Ability to obtain a TS security clearance from the US Government.

Preferred Qualifications:
Six or more years experience working with/for agencies and/or departments of the US Government (e.g., FAA, DoD, DoE, DHS, Treasury, IRS); or
four years of relevant professional experience with an MS degree or PhD in a technical discipline;