McKean Defense Group, LLC is a privately held Naval Life Cycle Management, Engineering, Enterprise Transformation and Program Management business headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. McKean’s engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers identify and deploy new shipboard technologies, integrate information technology across shipboard platforms, and develop strategies to support the Warfighter. McKean’s employees create strategic solutions to help customers reach new levels of mission support and transform their organizations.
McKean Defense Group has an opening in Washington DC as an entry level Program Analyst. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about analytics , strategic problem solving and thrives in diagnosing challenges and designing, developing, and maintaining, qualitative and quantitative results.
As a Program Analyst, the candidate will facilitate the design, development, and implementation of analytical products answering the needs of the client, specific to surface ship readiness and sustainment.
Interface with senior military/civilian management as necessary to ensure understanding of current challenges, as well as the identification and characterization of requirements for new scalable products.
Possess the technical skills to design, develop, and maintain information, metrics , and reporting environments to support the goals and objectives of our clients.
Manage automation process for both collecting and displaying data, including metrics prioritization and communication with IT development team.
Brainstorm solutions to present department challenges, present replicable and scalable deliverables to address these challenges and project manage the process to create, launch and maintain the deliverables
Partner with other Navy enterprises (Carriers and Submarines) in the area of metrics analysis and reporting to gain best practices for application to Surface Ship metrics dashboards .
Participate in special projects and perform additional duties as required.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment to meet deadlines
1-2 years of experience preferred.
Bachelors in Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Statistics, or Operations Analysis. Master’s degree in one of these concentrations is a plus.
Experience in developing and managing metrics.
Familiarity with the Caplan and Norton’s “Balanced Scorecard” and Dashboard design is a plus.
Familiarity with Navy maintenance programs such as Condition Based Maintenance/Reliability Center of Maintenance.
Familiarity with Navy and NAVSEA
Familiarity with LEAN, LEAN SIX SIGMA, CMMI, and CAP.
Familiarity with visual design concepts for executive dashboards.
Strong root cause analysis and problem solving skills, able to make headway in fast-paced and dynamic environments.
Excellent organization skills and experience, strong project management skills.
Team player, with flexible attitude, intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness, determination and initiative.
Ability to work diplomatically with business users/clients to gather accurate requirements.
Able to mentor others, train / instruct end-users and help deploy applications to users.
Excellent spoken and written English language communications skills, with professional poise and presence.
Candidate must have or be able to obtain a security clearance.
Comfortable in ambiguity, able to self motivate and take charge in leading/developing processes strong Excel skills a must
Military experience preferred, but not required
Approximately 15% travel.
MCKEAN DEFENSE GROUP, LLC - 14 months ago