Portfolio Analyst: National Security Innovation Capital (MV) - 34957 in Mountain View, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/10/2021

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Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking a Portfolio Analyst to provide business operations support, market and technology analysis, and investment project support. The Portfolio Analyst will assist the Director of NSIC in developing and maintaining strong connections within DOD and across other US Government Agencies, technology incubators, technology start-ups, and private investment organizations. The successful Portfolio Analyst will be adept at assessing a wide range of technologies and will possess sound judgement, an analytical mindset, strong collaboration skills, a pragmatic approach to problems-solving, and the ability to thrive in an oftentimes ambiguous, entrepreneurial environment. The position is based in Mountain View, CA with expected travel of 10%.

Portfolio Support

  • Develop and maintain a set of processes for NSIC to manage its deal flow. Become the NSIC expert in Salesforce CRM, Adept, Google Suite and other collaboration and data tools
  • Develop and manage overall portfolio performance metrics and analytics
  • Develop and maintain an overview of NSIC’s technology priorities, in-process projects, and portfolio companies
  • Develop and maintain connections with selected incubators, venture firms and industry experts and USG subject matter experts
  • Develop briefing materials for diverse audiences on ongoing NSIC projects and issues as needed
  • Work with various DIU departments to develop material for intra/inter agency meetings as well as external audiences

Project Support

  • Conduct market research and assist in the development of investment theses for each priority area
  • Build financial models to assess investment decisions
  • Assist in program management of specific funding projects

Additional Duties

  • Respond to official requests for information and other tasks from government partners and stakeholders
  • Participate in key intra- and inter- agency meetings
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or Materials Science
  • 3 years of relevant work experience in a financial analyst or management consulting associate role
  • Proficient computer skills: Excel, Google Suite, Salesforce CRM, ServiceNow Adept or equivalents
  • Eligible to achieve Secret clearance
  • US Citizenship required


  • MBA
  • Product development experience as an engineer in a technology startup
  • Military experience
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience working with Federal/DoD agencies and Congressional staff

Security Clearance: Secret


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