Statistician/Operations Researcher in Dayton, OH at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/30/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Requisition Number: 8376 

Required Travel: 11 - 25%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: TS/SCI 

Level of Experience: Senior 

Job Description

Apply your technical skills daily supporting Test and Evaluation for major defense programs!

Join a small, collaborative, and focused team that makes the technical very practical.

Do you want to work in a rapidly growing organization that directly supports test and evaluation (T&E) across the Department of Defense and other government organizations? 

What do we do? This is a technical support position on a dynamic team: we integrate with test teams and develop test strategies, rigorous test designs, and support analysis for complex systems. We are at the forefront of applying advanced statistical techniques to T&E and are constantly exploring new methodologies. Your desire to continually improve and self-educate is a must to succeed in this dynamic work environment.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is seeking an operations researcher or applied statistician to support the Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques Center of Excellence (STAT COE), located at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The STAT COE provides tremendous professional growth opportunities to improve your technical knowledge, hone your practical skills, and broaden your experience. The STAT COE is a collaborative and energetic workplace where members discuss challenges, work together to solve problems, and provide practical products to our customers. Both experienced practitioners and new master’s graduates are encouraged to apply. Degree level and experience will be considered.

Essential Job Responsibilities

STAT COE members perform the following activities:

  • Provide statistical/T&E expertise to acquisition program and research projects
  • Lead development of test strategies, technical test designs, and post-test analysis
  • Employ various techniques and methods such as design of experiments, Bayesian analysis, regression modeling, and reliability planning
  • Employ statistical software (e.g. JMP, DesignExpert, R, Matlab or equivalent)
  • Support special studies for topics of interest to DoD senior leadership
  • Engage and mentor T&E practitioners in STAT processes and technical test design
  • Communicate solutions to leadership orally and in writing, clearly and accurately
  • Develop recommendations, best practices, and case studies (see
  • Potential to present at technical conferences (e.g. Military Operations Research Society, Fall Technical Conference, DATAWorks conference, International Test and Evaluation Association, Joint Statistical Meeting)
  • Teach one- to five-day courses on rigorous T&E methods and design of experiments

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS in stats, applied math, industrial engineering, ops research, engineering or similar
  • Experience 9 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; 4 years relevant experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance
  • US Citizen

Preferred Requirements

  • PhD in stats, applied math, industrial engineering, ops research, engineering or similar
  • 7 years practical and related experience
  • Experience with Defense T&E
  • Experience with Defense Acquisition
  • Active TOP SECRET clearance

Physical Requirements

Typical office environment using computers.

This opportunity resides with Cyber Electronic Warfare & Space, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:

HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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