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Opportunity Analyst Synthesist Designer (Intelligence Analyst 4) - 2563

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA, US, 22060

Company: HII's TSD

A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

  • Defense & Federal Solutions
    • Defense & Federal Solutions, a business group within Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division, helps solve tough national security challenges for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. Our expert capabilities include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and cyber; secure enterprise IT engineering and operations; military training and simulation; logistics management and integrated product support; and fleet maintenance, modernization, repair and sustainment.

Job Description

Come join our Cyber and Intelligence team!  Our cyber professionals are defining the future of cybersecurity, providing the most effective prevention, detection, and responses to the broad spectrum and constant evolution of threat actors.  Our experts provide actionable, timely intelligence that protects our nation from adversaries intent on disrupting our freedoms and harming our nation. Together, we are an integral part of an important mission -- we go to work every day with the knowledge and pride that our accomplishments make a difference.


Huntington Ingalls Industries - Technical Solution Division (HII-TSD) is currently seeking a Senior Intelligence Analyst / Opportunity Analysis Synthesist Designer to support our client in Fort Belvoir, VA.Due to the evolving COVID19 environment, HII-TDS Intelligence Analysis and Opportunity Analyst Synthesist Designer roles are continuing to evolve as we continue to support a major DoD Joint Agency Supporting CWMD's and CIED's globally. The Opportunity Analysis (OA) Synthesist/Designer will work as part of an OA team responsible for examining relevant, real-world WMD threats and identifying possible cross-government activities to address them. The OA Synthesis will provide responsive, interdisciplinary and analytical capability involving broad, undefined complex issues of either a special or recurring nature. This individual will research and analyze suspected problem areas; identify key variables or factors; develop practical and innovative solutions.  

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provides analysis and research for industry, infrastructure, technology, country, geographic area, biographic and targeted vulnerability. Prepares assessments of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research and analysis of classified and open source information. Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements and ensure maximum operations. Collects data using a combination of standard intelligence methods and business processes.
  • Prepares assessments of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research and analysis of classified and open source information. Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements and ensure maximum operations. Collects data using a combination of standard intelligence methods and business processes.
  • Apply in-depth intelligence analytic expertise to research and assemble intelligence and all-source threat information, blue/green information, relevant non-threat data (markets, futures, non-intelligence scientific and engineering facts, etc.) with an eye towards creation of opportunities for proactive operations to be conceived during that actual OA event.
  • Identify / inventory CWMD plans, strategies, programs, capabilities, activities, and operations of DoD, interagency, and partner nation organizations that have bearing on the OA topic.
  • Develop integrated visualizations of all-source information into Information Support Packages (ISPs) which are then iteratively shaped and curated to fulfill, inform or revise an OA design, and ultimately directly supports the OA execution.
  • Integrate and operationalize IT tools to facilitate interagency data sharing and collaboration on key WMD-related issues.
  • Work closely with DTRA/JD irregular warfare analysts to conduct multi-layered, multi-intelligence research and analysis in cooperation with subject matter experts, intelligence analysts to define and assess patterns of People, Places, Things and Networks (PPTN) activities for further illumination, potential exploitation, and the development of opportunities.
  • Discover key correlations allowing the design of vignettes to be used during the OA event.
  • Coordinate with IT specialists to integrate visualizations of all-source information that help to illuminate key nodes in WMD procurement/development pathways.
  • Participate in, or when appropriate, lead engagements with USG and international partners and stakeholders to gain first-hand knowledge of stakeholder activities and enblers having bearing on the OA topic.
  • Participate in the preparation and execution of formal and information briefings, including performing as a lead briefer, when appropriate.
  • Research and mature sequences into viable decision-ready Operations, Activities and Investments (OAI), to support executable options, or shore up gaps in otherwise vialbe sequences. 
  • Coordinate with SMEs to develop prioritized lists of R&D implications.
  • Organize resulting OA concepts into themes and sequences to form executiable options.
  • Coordinate with the Combatant Command and other stakeholders to identify non-material gaps, such as policy, access, information shortfalls, etc., to compel resolution.
  • Other duties may be assigned, as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • 9 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; 4 years relevant experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience
  • Proficient with Intelligence Community's (IC's) principle collection, analytical and production components.
  • Highly knowledgeable with organizations, structures, missions and responsibilities of the various elements of the IC to be able to effectively interact within the forum of government agencies focusing on intelligence and WMD issues.
  • Demonstrable research, analysis, critical thinking, design thinking and opportunity analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting DoD analysis, training or operations, preferably to include support to Strategic Intelligence.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques and methods.
  • Skilled in developing written material, conducting briefings and leading discussions.
  • Strong analytical communications, both oral and written, and ability to work with little to no direct daily supervision.
  • Security Clearance: Must possess and maintain an active TS/SCI.


Preferred Requirements


  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Knowledge Worldwide WMD, counter proliferation and arms control issues
  • Knowledge WMD threat and emerging WMD technologies


Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC