At ARA, we strive to hire valuable colleagues with not only the right skills, but also demonstrate our core values of passion, freedom, service and growth. As a Cyber Operations Exercise Planner on our team, you are the backbone of our strategic initiatives and will be responsible for developing technology critical to the success of our projects as well as national security.
The Cyber Operations Exercise Planner provides direct support to meet CCMD strategic and operational level objectives as part of the Cyber Operations- Integrated planning Element (CO – IPE). Coordinates with JFHQ-C (AFCYBER), JFHQ-DoDIN and other CYBERCOM Components as required. Supports offensive and defensive cyber operations exercise planning, development, coordination, facilitation, execution, assessment, and training. Provides expertise, technical assistance and data, information management for analysis, coordination, planning, execution, and after-action reporting. Attends planning conferences to establish participation execution events, timelines and communication requirements. Participate in and directly support exercise execution by developing scenario events and acting as white cell/controller participants. Coordinates in crafting scenarios/events/vignettes and determine the level of support requirements for OCO activities within each exercise, experiment or demonstration.
Cyber Operations Exercise Planner Required Experience & Skills:
- TS/SCI clearance with current polygraph
- Masters Degree with 7+ years relevant intelligence experience (17S AFS) OR BS/BA with 10 years’ experience OR AS with 16 years’ experience
- Experience working with Cyber Mission Forces
- Experience with Planning and Conducting Offensive Cyber Operations
- Experience with Combatant Command Structure, Authorities, and Responsibilities
- Ability to secure additional clearances (SAP)
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,400 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. Around ARA you are equally likely to hear a conversation about Kubernetes clusters as you are a debate on merits of a reverse polish notation (RPN) calculator!
While this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highly impressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) & 401(k) with matching program, benefits package which includes medical, dental vision, flex spending, telehealth services, company-paid life & disability insurance including paid maternity disability leave through our company-paid short-term disability benefit, domestic partner coverage, dependent care flex spending, daycare discounts, pet insurance, relocation opportunities, floating holidays, tuition reimbursement, professional development as well as flexible schedules with remote/work from home options. ARA also prides ourselves on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets, so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels.
ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace. In 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). We are also very proud of our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments. Additionally, the Southeast Division looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes ARA such a great place to work. Some of the social impact aspects we have implemented at our division include monthly get-togethers, team outings to local baseball games in the summer, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments, chili cook-offs and so on. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at careers.ara.com.