Mid-to-Senior SDA/MW Operations Analyst - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
Posted Date 1 week ago(7/12/2024 10:50 AM)
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LMI is seeking a skilled Mid or Senior-level Space Domain Operations Analyst, with space domain awareness and missile warning experience, at our headquarters office in Colorado Springs, CO supporting U.S. Space Command’s (USSPACECOM’s) advanced analytics staff with modeling, simulation, and analysis across the breadth of USSPACECOM’s Unified Command Plan responsibilities. Successful LMI Space Domain Operations Analysts demonstrate competency in critical thinking, relationship management, space domain understanding, model-based system engineering, and data analysis while upholding the highest standard of ethical behavior.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. 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.


  • Engage with USSPACECOM senior leaders and USSPACECOM space-related customers to understand their space-related analysis needs and translate them into work products.
  • Understand, manage, and translate current and Future Operational Concepts (FOCs), campaign and operations scenarios, and platform and system specs into representative simulations for assessing space systems, capabilities, missions, operations, and architectures.
  • Develop, refine, and curate model based system engineering (MBSE) Systems Modeling Language (SysML) data models as the foundation for modeling, simulation, and analysis through collaboration with government and industry organizations.
  • Actively participate in Agile analytical sprint processes and ceremonies.
  • Collaborate with software developers to ensure space-related Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A) frameworks and tools accurately represent agent-based platforms, systems, and architectures.
  • Collaborate with data scientists and other analytical experts to guide advanced analytical approaches and evaluate results.
  • Collaborate within and across small Government-Contractor-FFRDC teams and their respective Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to refine MBSE data.
  • Dive into research on technical development aspects (e.g., space orbit astrodynamics, unique DoD systems functionality) to ensure platform and system models are accurate.
  • Demonstrate your analytical products to customers.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with 5 – 15 years of professional experience or master’s degree in a STEM field with 3 – 13 years of professional experience.  May substitute educational degree for experience.
  • Space domain operations experience and understanding in multiple areas of: satellite communications; space-based positioning, navigation and timing; astrodynamics; orbital mechanics; rendezvous and proximity operations; missile warning/missile defense; remote sensing; environmental monitoring; command and control; battle management; and space domain awareness
  • Relevant joint space warfighting experience in an operational, science and technology, or operational test organization
  • Exposure to modeling, simulation, and analysis tools.
  • Proven track record of engaging with customers, product users, and coworkers to create innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Possess a natural curiosity and desire to challenge yourself and those around you.
  • Ability to brief USSPACECOM senior leaders on your findings and analytic models.
  • This position requires an active security clearance at the Top Secret level, with Sensitive Compartmented Information eligibility.  You must be a US Citizen.


  • Prior experience working in a Joint Environment or Combatant Command.
  • Prior experience working in the Missile Defense Agency or Space Delta 2. 
  • Graduate of Space 100, 200, or 300.
  • Ability to code in relevant language (Python preferred, MATLAB acceptable) to support modeling, simulation and data analytics.
  • Experience with database languages (MongoDB preferred).
  • Planning or participating in joint military utility assessments.
  • Experience with Systems Modeling Language (SysML).
  • Experience using Scrum.
  • Experience using Model Based System Engineering software (Cameo Systems Modeler preferred)
  • Experience using orbital analysis visualization tools, such as Systems ToolKit, FreeFlyer, Space Domain Characterization and Control System


Target salary range: $102,000 - $180,000. Final compensation will be determined by a variety of factors including but not limited to your skills, experience, education, and/or certifications.


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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