May 09, 2024

Senior Research Specialist/Aviation Operational Data Analyst

$115,000 - $150,000 yearly
  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • California, MD, USA
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation Defense Government Research Project Management

Job Description

AMEWAS is celebrating over 40 years of excellence in providing quality products, services and solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD), specializing in the scientific, engineering, and testing of the full spectrum of weapons development. We are headquartered in California, Maryland and operate satellite offices in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California. 


At AMEWAS, you will find a diverse team of professionals that work to make a true difference in the operational support of our nation’s warfighters.  Our employees achieve success through continuous learning and high performance, and are consistently recognized by their customers and their peers. 


If you are ready to challenge yourself to do more, join our team today!


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The position:
AMEWAS, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated and talented Senior Research Specialist/Aviation Operational Data Analyst to support Battlespace Modeling & Simulation. The salary range of this position is $115,000.00 to $150,000.00, and is commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for remote work; on-site support is required.

About the location: 
California, Maryland #1 City Hiring the Most High-Tech Workers (California-Lexington Park, Maryland). To learn more about our surrounding location, please visit: Visit St. Mary’s.

Program Information:
The Modeling & Simulation Enterprise Applications (MSEA) product suite supports modeling and simulation (M&S) environments; trainer systems; test and evaluation (T&E); analysis; live, virtual and constructive (LVC); research and development (R&D) activities for DoD agencies and its international partners.  All products are government owned, developed and managed.  The Architecture Management Integration Environment (AMIE) is a cross-platform middleware that provides an interface abstraction, collection of libraries, and a set of tools that promote reusability of direct interface protocol implementations.

The MSEA Branch is currently seeking a Senior Research Specialist – Aviation Operational Data Analyst for our Analysis and Reporting Tool (ART) engineering and analysis team.  Candidates will join a strong team providing real time data analysis to support aviation operations and operational test at the Joint Simulation Environment (JSE), Patuxent River, MD and other elite aviator training facilities.

Analysts support decision-makers by quantifying naval warfighting capabilities and limitations under realistic employment conditions; developing empirical or theoretical estimates for the performance of fleet systems and platforms; and developing creative solutions to complex tactical and force design challenges.

A typical day as a Senior Research Specialist/Aviation Operational Data Analyst may include:

  • Apply standard research methodologies to gather, process, and analyze data.  Use relevant database software to effectively organize and present data and generate reports.
  • Generate compelling visualizations of quantitative datasets.
  • Develop institutional knowledge of the mission of MSEA, including the team’s major customers.
  • Participate in meetings with the team.  Support preparations for customer interactions.
  • Present and summarize data effectively in oral and written communication.

Our excellent benefits and perks:
Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition! AMEWAS recognizes and rewards performance, dedication, and longevity. We are committed to investing in our employees and their future by providing them with competitive compensation, career development, optimum working conditions, and unique benefits; some of which are listed below:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Generous tuition & training assistance program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement & outreach
  • Team building events
  • Recognition program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount
  • Discounted gym membership

AMEWAS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other legally protected class.

AMEWAS participates in E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.



Security Clearance

Active Secret

Job Requirements


  • Education: MS in Scientific Discipline; Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, or Physics or equivalent experience. PHD preferred.
  • Data collection and metrics creation
  • Skilled in programming (R, Python), statistics, SQL, data visualization, and other data analysis fundamentals
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present data effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts to solve uniquely complex problems
  • Conceptualize and develop solutions, formulate problem statements, and develop analysis methods and approaches
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; experience in packaging analytic results in report format as well as in the development and presentation of oral briefings; interact with and advise senior levels of leadership
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DoD Special Access Program clearance

Desired Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Aviation experience

Skills crucial to success at AMEWAS, Inc.:
Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion. Ability to work effectively with management and part of a team to meet targets.  Is reliable, possesses initiative, and works well as an individual or part of a team.

Physical environment and working conditions:
The physical environment requires the employee to work in an office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  Work is physically comfortable. The employee has discretion about sitting, walking, standing, etc.

The employee may be required to travel short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to report to offices or buildings near the work site. 

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