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Parsons Corporation Modeling & Simulation Analyst in Reston, Virginia

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Job Description:

Parsons has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best; we make them a priority and we never lose focus on the mission. It’s why we’re here. We have built this cultural legacy by working closely with analysts and operators to understand their needs and delivering meaningful value through innovative, cost effective and intuitive software solutions.

Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on it. Parsons creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you a strategic thinker with an immersive background in space? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major National security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

The qualified applicant will support the Space Warfighting Analysis Center’s (SWAC) Force Design Integration Office (FDIO) in Reston, VA with anticipated travel in support of the SWAC’s priorities. The Modeling & Simulation Analyst will work closely with the SWAC program offices, Department of the Air Force Headquarters, and the Joint Staff to streamline cross-organizational processes, model operational scenarios, and integrate analysis at all classification levels. The qualified candidate will support SWAC Force Design through foundational operations research, modeling, simulation, and analysis practices. The applicant must have a technical depth and breadth of knowledge of space capabilities, an understanding of terrestrial operations and their use of space services, and the modeling/analysis background to apply this knowledge. The individual should be able to understand complex analysis to communicate and integrate analysis efforts at multiple classification levels on a recurring basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support SWAC modeling and analysis efforts, integrate into a unified analysis framework

  • Serve as the SWAC’s primary interface with DAF, Joint Staff, and other DoD organizations on modeling, simulation, and analysis efforts; integrate external data, models, and tools into SWAC processes

  • Communicate external analysis capabilities and efforts to SWAC stakeholders

  • Represent SWAC modeling, simulation, and analysis efforts to external organizations, advocate for proper representation of SWAC data and models in external analysis

  • Capture cross-domain operational scenarios in Systems Modeling Language

  • Conduct enterprise-level analysis to feed SWAC force design prioritization

  • Assist in the maintenance and standardization of a SWAC Digital Engineering Library

  • Support the SWAC Tech Director in developing/maturing analytic standards and processes

  • Support priority analysis taskers from DAF Headquarters

  • Document SWAC analysis processes and tools

  • Translate complex technical information into products that communicate to non-subject matter experts

  • Develop and prepare correspondence and other documentation (formal letters, position papers, reports)

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field

  • Strong technical background

  • 10+ years of experience in operations research analysis/modeling & simulation

  • 7+ years space operations or space acquisition experience

  • Experience with DoD, IC, and commercial Satellite systems in SCI/SAP environment

  • Ability to quickly create decision quality materials for senior leaders

  • Understanding of complex technical issues and ability to produce recommendations for a wide audience

  • Ability to think critically and analyze complex, multi-faceted issues in a dynamic environment

  • Effective communication skills (technical writing, developing presentations, etc.)

  • Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Must be a US Citizen due to DoD contract

Desired Skills:

  • Master’s degree in STEM field

  • 4+ years of experience in joint operational planning/joint integration experience

  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Systems Modeling Language (SML)

  • School of Advanced Air & Space Studies (SAASS) or Space Weapons School Graduate

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$136,200.00 - $245,200.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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