Analytic Solutions Architect

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Mar 23, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00104026

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) is to imagine, investigate, and implement innovative solutions for a variety of tactical and strategic analytic challenges. A government team with professional knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), social, and behavioral disciplines, in collaboration with correspondingly diverse academic and industry partners, will create advanced technology and analysis tradecraft in accordance with the U. S. Intelligence Community to maintain global awareness and strategic foresight.

Essential Job Duties: As an Analytic Solutions Architect at LAS, you will have the opportunity to lead efforts towards developing analytic solutions that integrate novel technology and tradecraft. You will be responsible for helping NC State manage resources and support for these efforts. You'll also have the opportunity to organize and participate in collaborative research efforts that address strategic research challenges. Specific job duties include: Technical Leadership * Work with operational users and subject matter experts to develop analytic solutions that address strategic challenge problems. * Provide technical guidance and oversight of multiple prototype development efforts. * Understand how technical products mature and guide the development of prototype efforts into transitionable knowledge and products. * Investigate methods of integrating multiple complementary technical efforts. * Collaborate with operational analysts to develop technical solutions that improve analysts' workflows. Project Management * Align the technical scope of projects with strategic objectives and resource constraints. * Define reasonable and beneficial deliverables for research and development projects and help manage their progress. * Communicate with project leads to identify and address the needs of various performers. * Ensure that LAS leadership is informed on the current status and progress of research and development efforts. * Work with LAS leadership to manage budget and resource needs for various projects. Scientific Research * Lead research programs supporting LAS's strategic efforts towards developing new analytic tools and tradecraft. * Serve as an organizational resource for expertise and knowledge of analytic approaches.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience. * At least 7 years of research experience (including graduate school and/or professional) in data analysis. * At least 3 years professional experience developing tools, techniques, or tradecraft relevant to the intelligence community, ideally in a leadership role.

Department Required Skills: * Comfortable working with the research community to identify beneficial applications of basic research concepts. * Comfortable working directly with end-users in an iterative development environment. * Able to extract important concepts from technical research papers such that they can be implemented in prototypes. * Demonstrates exceptional communication skills. * Self-starter as well as be able to maintain a positive and helping attitude.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Master's or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in a data-science or related discipline (computer science and statistics) from an accredited college or university is preferred. * Experience with either, and preferably both, the academic or intelligence communities. * Experience with managing software development projects that incorporate research components. * Preference is given to dynamic individuals with demonstrated leadership skills. * Demonstrated experience solving practical problems in large-scale analytics that require advanced technical skills.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: This position requires the ability to gain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance (TS/SCI with Polygraph).

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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