Operational Researcher / Data Scientist

Clearance Level
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Analytical Thinking

Data Analysis

Operations Research


REQ#: RQ165324
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Research Analyst Senior

Operational Researcher Level 4 – GDIT is seeking an operational researcher / data analysist to support ATR’s R&D of UAS when applied to improve the safety and efficiency of airport operations.

  • Years of applicable experience: 6-10
  • Duties: Plan and lead R&D tasks to evaluate if and how the use of UAS Platforms could be used to improve the safety and efficacy of airport Operations. This could include
    • Generating theories of how UAS can improve airport operations and then developing and implementing R&D plans and procedures to prove or disprove them,
    • Literature searches to identify relevant published research,
    • Outreach to airports and stakeholders who have started using UAS in their operations,
    • Developing  and executing technology assessment plans and procedures,
    • Analysis of collected data to identify trends, conclusions, and findings
    • Able generate / brief R&D results for technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in operations research, computer science, engineering, business, mathematics, information systems, management science, aviation, aeronautical, or air traffic management/science. Master's Degree, MBA, or PhD in related field may be substituted for bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience.
  • Relevant Experience Requirements and Other Info: Skill requirements include project management/organization, research techniques, creating plans, cost estimation, risk management, logistics, data collection, analysis, technical writing, and presenting formal/technical information.  Capable of fully executing related research and development projects.  Accomplish complete and timely deliverables without daily supervision.
  • Required Skills: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Plan development and implementation, Data analysis using large Excel data sheets, Proven ability to author technical and engineer reports
  • Other Skills (Not Required): Use of statistical analysis software (JMP, SAS), Strong familiarity with Airport operations, Familiarity with UAS operations, understanding of airport operations.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

6 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.