Senior Operations Research Analyst


Full-Time  |  Cyber / Intelligence  |  Omaha, NE

Barbaricum is a rapidly growing government contractor providing leading-edge support to federal customers, with a particular focus on Defense and National Security mission sets. We leverage more than 13 years of support to stakeholders across the federal government, with established and growing capabilities across Intelligence, Analytics, Engineering, Mission Support, and Communications disciplines. Founded in 2008, our mission is to transform the way our customers approach constantly changing and complex problem sets by bringing to bear the latest in technology and the highest caliber of talent.
Headquartered in Washington, DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, Barbaricum also has a corporate presence in Tampa, FL and Dayton, OH, with team members across the United States and around the world. As a leader in our space, we partner with firms in the private sector, academic institutions, and industry associations with a goal of continually building our expertise and capabilities for the benefit of our employees and the customers we support. Through all of this, we have built a vibrant corporate culture diverse in expertise and perspectives with a focus on collaboration and innovation. Our teams are at the frontier of the Nation's most complex and rewarding challenges. Join us.
Barbaricum is seeking an experienced Operations Research Analyst/Analytical Methodologist to provide support to a new Data Science capability for the US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) J2 at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska.
This expert will support the development and application of analytic methods within the process of intelligence analysis and collection in the areas of statistics, operations research, economics, mathematics, geospatial modeling and survey. This person will select and determine a process (or multiple processes) in which they research and analyze data from collection of data and the tools used for data analysis. Furthermore, they will advise how the data is processed, how the patterns of the data are recognized, and how the results are used to solve problems within the domain and validate the method of discovery, the research methods and data analysis techniques used in the study.


  • Work with ambiguous information, deconstruct key questions, suggest methodologies, develop data schema to structured observations, and support visualization of applicable data
  • Identify and evaluate a wide range of existing methods, models, and algorithms to develop more accurate, complete, objective, and anticipatory analysis for intelligence production
  • Utilize technical editing capabilities, ensuring formal review of all Data Analytics products before submission to USSTRATCOM/J2 Leadership, Agency, and other overseers
  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of data analytic products by employing industry communications methodologies and frameworks
  • Use program languages such as R, Python, or SQL and familiarity with Jupyter or R Markdown to provide support for exploratory data analysis, statistical analysis, root-cause analysis, structured/unstructured predictive analytics, predictive modeling, optimization, and forecasting to produce actionable data-driven insights and outcomes for both time-sensitive and long-term business questions
  • Employ advanced statistical techniques including multilevel regression and Bayesian inference with fluency
  • Document the design, sources, methods, data transformation, and visualization techniques to promote reliability, reproducibility, and tracking
  • Assist in developing, measuring, collecting, analyzing, and reporting the business value and alignment of solution delivery, services, and operations activities to fully understand operational problems and opportunities for improvement
  • Assist in overcoming biases and consult for analytic teams to assist in generating new methods of intelligence analysis, modifying and/or improve existing methods of analysis
  • Provide guidance, assistance, and recommendations to various working groups which impact or support the development, implementation, and management of a mature Analytics capability, including the alignment of efforts related to data management, data warehousing, dash boarding, and visualization
  • Produce executive-level reports and briefings on data analytics and metrics for USSTRATCOM/J2 senior leadership


  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance required
  • 10 years of experience in actuarial science, mathematics, computer programming, mathematical programming, survey research, design and analysis, modeling, gaming, statistics, econometrics, GIS/remote sensing, or operations research; relevant experience must be in research and analytic methods
  • Master’s degree, in Data Science, Data Engineering or related; Certificate in Data Science or Data Engineering from an accredited college/university supplemental to a non-germane degree will also be considered
  • 8+ years of experience in designing and executing a wide array of analyses to drive quantitative and qualitative analysis and analytic products
  • 8+ years of experience in designing analytic plans to support new programs and initiatives being developed and experience performing reviews of analyses conducted by other analysts and providing constructive feedback and recommendations
  • 8+ years of experience in developing analytic tools and libraries in Python and/or R
  • Mid-level fluency with advanced statistical techniques including multilevel regression and Bayesian inference
  • Intermediate-level database experience (writing SQL queries involving more than one table/view, familiarity with relational database models)
  • Experience operating in a cloud environment
  • Experience analyzing large, distributed datasets using technologies like Hadoop and/or Spark
  • Familiarity with Jupyter or R Markdown.
  • 3+ years of experience using analytical concepts and statistical techniques

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working with geospatial data (ArcGIS)