Research Analyst – SOCAFRICA


Full-Time  |  Cyber / Intelligence  |  Stuttgart

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 seeks an experienced Research/Data Analyst to provide support to Special Operations Command-Africa based in Stuttgart, Germany. This role will integrate as part of a team performing research, analysis and assessments based on open-source data, discrete TSOC data and inputs from various DoD and NATO programs of record to inform Command-level decisions. The assessments that this team produces will provide crucial frameworks for SOCAFRICA’s campaign and strategic plans. Additionally, the team’s products will enable SOCAFRICA to effectively justify resource requirements, and to adapt strategies, plans, and engagement activities achieving their strategic goals and assigned missions with the goal of optimizing the operational effectiveness of U.S., Allies, and partner nation SOF.


  • Conduct environmental analyses and monitoring of threats across Africa and leverage understanding of AFRICOM, partner forces, and adversarial military and Violent Extremist Organization capabilities to provide forecasts of these threats and promote the survivability of Special Operations personnel.
  • Develop research and data collection plans to support assessment methodology. 
  • Leverage advanced technologies, tools, and analytic principles to support SOCAF with producing strategic assessments. 
  • Prepare, analyze, and visualize large volumes of data to perform descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis.
  • Effectively communicates assessment insights to myriad diverse audiences.


  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred)
  • 5+ years of relevant and related experience
  • Knowledge of Measures of Performance/Effectiveness development and data collection

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated fluency in data visualization tools such as R, Python, and Tableau
  • Experience within the AFRICOM AOR is preferred