Join Innovative Decisions, Inc.

Innovative Decisions, Inc., (IDI) is seeking experienced decision analysts, operations research analysts and analytics professionals for openings in Northern Virginia to help make heroes out of our government clients.  Today’s operational environment and budget constraints require skilled analysts collaborating with clients to evaluate programs, establish value metrics, identify trends and underlying causes, and conduct trade studies that result in recommendations based on sound analytical methods. 

If you have a desire to help clients solve complex issues, and want to be a part of an organization that is committed to its employees, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in any of the positions listed below.

If you are a current student and interested in an internship at IDI, please visit our intern page for more information.


Analyst

Innovative Decisions, Inc., (IDI) is seeking experienced part-time or full-time operations research analysts and other analytics professionals for openings in Vienna, Virginia to help a federal government client make better decisions.  Types of studies and analysis include capability requirements assessments, utility studies, and alternative analyses. 

 IDI is a rapidly growing management consulting firm specializing in decision analysis, operations research, and systems engineering.  The ideal applicant will be self-motivating, possess excellent computer and communications skills, have a master’s degree in operations research or management science, and have work experience in one or more of the following areas: decision and risk analysis, multiple objective decision analysis, portfolio analysis, modeling and simulation, wargaming, optimization, and statistical analysis.  

The applicant should also be proficient with several of the following analysis tools: Excel, Access, VBA, SAS, Matlab, Logical Decisions for Windows, Netica, @Risk, and Crystal Ball.  Domain knowledge in national or military intelligence systems is advantageous.  The applicant must be US citizen.

Quantitative Analyst

IDI currently has multiple opportunities in Springfield, VA (all require TS/SCI clearance) that are applicable to a range of experience levels including 3+ years, 5+ years, and 10+ years of experience. Possessing an M.S. or better and a research background is highly valued.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with  5+ years of experience related to consulting, geospatial intelligence, imaging sensors, modeling and simulation, data visualization, requirements analysis/generation, and agile development experience.

Highly desirable skills include familiarity with developing web-based interfaces, No SQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, CloudBase) and Relational Databases (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server or Sybase), object-oriented programming (e.g. Java, C++) and Microsoft VBA.

Experience or certifications in the following are desirable and highly valued - Hadoop, Spark, Apache, Python, Elastic Search, R, mathematical optimization, discrete event simulation, and predictive analytics.

Operations Research Analyst

IDI currently in search of a full time Operations Research Analyst who will be working in Northern VA (require TS/SCI clearance). This position requires an M.S. or higher in Operations Research or Statistics.

The candidate's experience should demonstrate the ability to conceive, develop and implement decision and risk analysis tools to formulate a threat-driven, risk-informed facility industrial security analysis and present business recommendations to field operations, Government contracting activities and to cleared industry.

Primary responsibilities include acting as a subject matter expert in theory and application of cutting edge data science and mathematical modeling techniques that form the foundation of a Risk Based Analysis and Mitigation (RBAM) strategy. It will be vital to build relationships at all levels of the organization and across external Government agencies in order to socialize and promote new capabilities.  

 

Security Assistant

The individual will be responsible for a range of government-mandated security functions pertaining to physical security, personnel security and information security. Physical security responsibilities include end-of-day security checks, document control, and random security inspections. The security assistant will be on the list to be called when an alarm occurs. When security incidents occur, the security assistant will also investigate the incident by reviewing badge-entry logs and security camera files.

Personnel security responsibilities include record-keeping of personal security information, sending and receiving visit requests, ensuring that all employees complete required training and that employees receive contract-specific training where required.  Responsibilities also include investigating security violations and documenting the findings of these investigations.

Information security responsibilities include weekly computer audits and virus-scans, and monthly antivirus signature updates. In addition to the specific responsibilities noted above, detailed record-keeping of most activities is required.  The applicant must be a US citizen.

Software Developer

IDI is in search of a full time Software Developer (require SECRET clearance) that will be working in Columbia, MD. The candidate should posses at least 7 years of experience and a Bachelors degree, or an additional 4 years of experience in software development may be substituted for the Bachelors. 

The ideal candidate will have software development experience using Java, JavaScript, C++, and a variety of COTS products. 

Lead Management Analyst

IDI is currently in search of a full time Lead Management Analyst (require SECRET clearance) to work in Washington, D.C. This position requires an M.S. or M.A. degree with at least 10 years of experience performing management analysis. 

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of specialized management analysis experience in areas such as business process reengineering, configuration management, quality control/assurance, organizational performance assessments, mission analysis, and strategic planning. 

Primary responsibilities include applying applicable management analysis processes, modeling and simulation tools, and technical techniques to provide the services required. Process improvement and reengineering methodologies and principles to conduct process modernization projects will be required. The candidate will provides group facilitation, interviewing, training, and additional forms of knowledge transfer. They will also serves as a key coordinator among multiple project teams to ensure enterprise-wide integration of management efforts; and provide daily supervision and direction to personnel performing management analysis tasking. 

Operations Research Analyst

IDI is currently in search of a full time Operations Research Analyst (SECRET clearance required) to work in Aberdeen, MD. This position requires at least 3 years of experience.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in a scripting language (Python, or similar language) and possess experience in the development and application of multi-variant decision analysis, have knowledge of data structure and application there of, and be proficient with Decision Analysis/Data Visualization tools such Qlik, Tableau, and Decision Lens.