Statistician, Asc Principal - 36459 in WPAFB, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/20/2021

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Job Description

Seeking an experienced candidate with diverse backgrounds in applied statistics, applied mathematics, engineering, operations research, and test and evaluation to join the Homeland Security Community of Best Practices (HS CoBP) team located at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The candidate will provide direct support to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) acquisition programs; providing Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) support while working with the HS CoBP strategic team to assemble/lead a community of government, industry, and academic experts to assess future homeland threats to inform T&E plans across eight DHS T&E capability areas.

  1. Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems
  2. Cyber Security and Resilience
  3. Information Technology
  4. Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
  5. Cloud Technologies
  6. Systems Reliability
  7. Sub-terrain (Cross Border Tunnels) Detection Technologies
  8. Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives Detection and Interdiction

As the senior HS CoBP STAT expert, the candidate will lead a team of STAT experts providing direct support to DHS acquisition programs while authoring authoritative capability area and T&E best practices. STAT support includes:

  • Leading the development of test strategies, technical test designs, and post-test analysis
  • Employing various techniques and methods such as design of experiments, Bayesian analysis, regression modeling, and reliability planning
  • The use of statistical software (e.g. MATLAB)
  • Supporting special studies for topics of interest to DHS senior leadership
  • Leading and mentoring T&E practitioners in STAT processes and technical test design
  • Communicating solutions to leadership orally and in writing, clearly and accurately
  • Providing specific recommendations, best practices, case studies, and lessons learned


  • A senior engineer with experience in strategic high-level T&E design work; background experience should be broad, demonstrating experience in operational systems and its vulnerabilities across some or all the eight capability areas listed above
  • PhD in aeronautical or electrical engineering with highly specialized knowledge or unique experiences in STAT
  • Strategic thinker with ability to focus on the analysis of critical factors and variables to influence the long-term success of an organization.
  • Strong technical research and writing skills to prepare authoritative works
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills to lead a community of disparate subject matter experts across industry, academia, and government


  • DAWIA, advanced or senior level III in engineering, test and evaluation, or the like a plus
  • Twenty years of experience in aeronautical engineering or related field
  • STAT experience delivering recommendations, analysis, modeling and simulation, and design of experiments to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of T&E activities

Security Clearance: Secret

Security Clearance: Top Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

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