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Naval Operations Analyst

Your Role

We have two positions available, one as a submarine operations analyst and the other as an anti-submarine operations analyst.

Australia is upgrading a vital component of its defences – the Navy’s fleet of submarines and frigates.

Come and join a diverse team that uses a variety of analysis techniques to help Navy answer difficult questions about how Australia’s submarines and frigates could achieve their missions as effectively and safely as possible, now and into the future.

In this role, you will conduct and lead studies that consider both current operations, tactics and systems, as well as potential future systems. Your role will include the opportunity to travel interstate, observe exercises and gather data at sea on board Navy ships and submarines and work alongside Navy people. Training and development opportunities will be frequently available to hone your knowledge, skills and experience.

Our Team

Maritime Capability Analysis (MCA) branch is within the Joint and Operations Analysis Division (JOAD) of Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG). The diverse and inclusive team at MCA is looking to improve and expand its analysis capacity and capabilities. MCA is focused on providing analysis to enhance Navy’s operational effectiveness now and into the future. JOAD undertakes rigorous, scientifically-based analysis of Defence operations and capability to provide independent, impartial, timely advice.

We will provide you with training and professional development to assist you to succeed in your role. We offer the opportunity for a long-standing career where you will be supported to develop through innovation, teamwork and leadership. We are guided by the Defence Values and Behaviours which promote a culture which values the contribution of all our team members and places importance on diversity and inclusion.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are interested in people with different backgrounds and experiences who want to make a difference to Australia’s Defence forces with skills in:

  • operations analysis,
  • problem structuring,
  • mathematical modelling,
  • developing, using and explaining results from computer models,
  • statistics, and/or
  • systems analysis

If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every point on the job description, please still get in touch. As the ideal candidate, you have the ability to think critically about problems and provide insights using modelling, simulation, and analysis.

Your analytical skills will help Navy to identify gaps in submarine and frigate capability, develop requirements for new systems and assess the effectiveness of tactics. Your knowledge and experience will equip you to develop models, run simulations and analyse data in order to understand how submarines and frigates operate today and could operate in the future.

Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will enable you to collaborate with Navy personnel, academia and industry with clarity and influence.

Closed a month ago
Closed a month ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Computer Science, Cyber Security, Defence, Engineering,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

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  • Closing Date:18th Aug 2021, 12:30 pm


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