Test and Evaluation Practitioner - 32226 in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is looking for qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to support Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques Center of Excellence (STAT COE), located at Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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?  The ideal candidate has experience in all three areas (test, acquisition, and statistics), but candidates with any of these backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This is not a staff position: we integrate with test teams and develop concrete test strategies, rigorous test designs, and support analysis for complex systems. Both degree level and experience will be considered for placement.

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. This job is unique and all new employees are mentored by senior personnel for 6 to 12 months before being expected to work more independently.

The STAT COE provides tremendous professional growth opportunities to improve your technical knowledge, practical skills, and broaden your experience. The COE is a collaborative and energetic workplace where members discuss program challenges and work together to provide practical products to programs.

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.
  • Support special studies for topics of interest to DoD senior leadership
  • 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).
  • Engage and mentor T&E practitioners in STAT processes and technical test design.
  • Communicate solutions to leadership orally and in writing, clearly and accurately.
  • Provide specific recommendations, best practices, case studies, and lessons learned and post at www.AFIT.edu/STAT.
  • Potential to present at technical conferences (Military Operations Research Society, Fall Technical Conference, NASA/Institute for Defense Analyses spring conference, International Test and Evaluation Association, Joint Statistical Meeting).
  • Potential to teach one to five day short courses on rigorous T&E methods.


  • Ability to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance
  • MS (or higher) in statistics, applied mathematics, industrial engineering, operations research, engineering discipline, or similar field
  • ASSISTANT Level: MS w/ 0-5 years experience
  • ASSOCIATE Level: MS w/ 5+ years experience, or PhD w/ 0-5 years experience
  • EXPERT Level: PhD w/ more than 5 years experience
  • Desired: Experience with Defense T&E
  • Desired: Experience with Defense Acquisition

Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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