F-35 Sustainment Analytics & Operations Research SME - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/2/2024 4:44 PM)
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LMI is seeking an F-35 Sustainment Analytics Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense's transferof  sustainment activities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) to the Department of the Air Force (DAF) and the Department of the Navy (DoN). The F-35 Sustainment Analytics SME will ensure a balance of logistics and sustainment priorities, while creating and maintaining efficient and effective financial and business processes for the F-35 enterprise. 


LMI is a private government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. Founded in 1961, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our Specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. 


We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees. 


  • Supervise onsite skilled personnel with the needed technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of DoD sustainment analytics and operational research requirements. 
  • Organize product support analysis data collected from various tools and identify any obligations that exist for sharing lifecycle sustainment data. 
  • Research existing platforms and develop ways to identify structured and unstructured F-35 sustainment data and develop an approach to enable DoD organizations to upload, search, and access relevant F-35 supply chain and maintenance data.  
  • Address intellectual property and technical data matters to enable supply support and maintenance planning. 
  • Assess and provide recommendations on the entire suite of sustainment metrics to provide ASD(Sustainment) with data-driven insights through metrics plans, procedures, methodology, and data visualization.  
  • Optimize the utilization of data generated by systems across the F-35 enterprise to boost system performance and mitigate operational risks.  
  • Recommend the metrics to enable the F-35 sustainment enterprise to assess logistics effectiveness, measure readiness of inventory and distribution management, uncover new insights, and improve outcomes.  
  • Recommend the use of tools, emerging technology, and various data sources to identify ways to improve F-35 sustainment data automation exchanges between systems.  
  • Facilitate the adoption of data-driven techniques to include advanced analytics and modeling and simulation to enhance asset performance and reduce the total cost of ownership.  
  • Assist in the creation of sustainment analytics solutions to improve F-35 sustainment effectiveness through Asset Performance Management, Predictive and Prognostic Maintenance, Predictive Logistics, Fleet Management, and Telematics. 
  • Communicate and coordinate with OASD(Sustainment) leadership and key stakeholders to track progress, resolve issues, and identify risks. 



  • Secret clearance is required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience as a functional expert, consultant, or manager, actively involved in the delivery of data driven digital services and solutions related to sustainment activities.  
  • Demonstrated experience supporting F-35 and other aviation systems.
  • Expertise in any of the following domains: maintenance and reliability, asset reliability and availability, asset lifecycle management, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), predictive analytics, and asset performance management.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency and practical hands-on experience in operations and sustainment, covering fleet maintenance and sustainment support activities.  
  • Extensive background with a diverse array of sustainment data sources, encompassing maintenance, reliability, fleet management and asset data.  
  • Expertise in maintenance and operations data, including data collection, data cleansing, analytical development, and sustainment metric reporting). 
  • Experience with organizing, planning, leading, and collaborating with technical and cross-functional teams. 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, presentation and writing skills to successfully deliver briefings and interact with executive client leadership. 
  • Ability to work independently and deliver high quality work under time constraints. 
  • Strong MS Office skills (including Excel and SharePoint). 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 


  • Master’s degree. 
  • Background with project management, critical thinking, and strategic planning. 
  • Understanding of deploying sustainment analytics at scale. 
  • Proven ability to analyze a variety of data sources and apply computational and machine learning methods to big data. 
  • Possess skills in scripting, coding, and data handling.  
  • Experience developing strategies for extracting actionable insights from sustainment data through modeling techniques such as natural language processing and statistical reliability analysis. 
  • Ability to create and foster a cooperative, respectful work environment. 
  • High-energy, enthusiasm, and ability to effectively interact with clients at all levels in government and industry. 


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