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National Security Space Analyst - 26868 in Albuquerque, NM at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/21/2019

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Job Description


 Position Summary:

As a Subject Matter Expert in a field, analyzes actual and predictable interacting operational activities of a complex military, governmental or business system to obtain a quantitative, rational basis for decision making or resource allocation. Utilizes complex modeling and simulation and measuring techniques, mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematics techniques, and other principles and laws of scientific and economic disciplines in determining solutions. Recognized within the organization as a Subject Matter Expert in a field and may be gaining external recognition within a field as a result of publication and participation in professional organizations and individual recognition by a customer. Lead or support project teams to address national security space issues and develop high impact solutions.

Job Duties:

  • Work independently and work well as a team member.
  • Perform unconstrained thinking in framing DoD and national security, and civil space problems, defining and validating space and multi-domain solutions.
  • Decompose problems into fundamentals, and understand and prioritize the parameters that define and constrain the problem so as to enable rapid development of 80%-level, but high impact solutions.
  • Perform physics-based modeling, simulation, and analysis using low-level programming language to high-level analysis tools.  Develop tools as needed.
  • Perform general and ‘big-data’ analytics. Identify and use appropriate machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and capabilities to find solutions or be incorporated into solutions.
  • Speak extemporaneously and convincingly on topics at all technical levels, internally to the organization and externally.
  • Abstract complex ideas and explain/brief these to a wide range of audiences including technical and non-technical peers, co-workers, and senior DoD, government, and industry leaders.
  • Mentor other team members.
  • Work quickly and interact frequently with senior government program leadership providing both technical feedback and direction.


  • Security Clearance: Top Secret with immediate SCI eligibility is required on the first day.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus at least 10 years relevant work experience.  Degree(s) must be in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.  
  • Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.


  • Security Clearance: Top Secret with immediate SCI eligibility is required on the first day.
  • Demonstrated command of modeling, simulation and analysis principles, and physics-based engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise.
  • Understanding of or experience in remote sensing.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. 




Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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