Analytic Methodologist

GISinc (now Axim Geospatial)
Springfield, VA
Added: January 16, 2024

Role Summary:

The Analytic Methodologist will provide services to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) under the upcoming GEO-SPI B contract. Axim is currently soliciting and hiring multiple highly qualified candidates for this role, contingent upon contract award and Government funding of this program.

Role: Analytic Methodologist

Work Environment:

  • Location is flexible: NGA offices in Springfield, VA
  • Travel up to 15% of the time

  • Develop and apply methods to add rigor and precision to intelligence analysis and collection
  • Support NGA analysis through statistical, econometric and mathematical assessments; geospatial modeling; or operations research
  • Communicate findings via a broad range of written intelligence products and briefings
  • Identify and evaluate a wide range of existing methods, models, and algorithms to develop more accurate, complete, objective, and anticipatory analysis for intelligence production
  • Support the development and application of analytic methodologies to facilitate the full range of analytic tasks from organizing and exploiting data to modeling probabilistic judgments


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Remote Sensing, Earth or Physical Science, Data Science, or Engineering or Mathematics Training.
    • Requires a minimum of 5 years of applied data analytics and/or data management experience.
    • Military service may count towards professional experience.
  • Experience in the Intelligence Community (IC) introducing documented analytic methodologies
  • Experience implementing and executing methodologies to achieve specific outputs
  • Experience with geospatial data types, data visualization, including matrix analytics, network analytics, or graphing data
  • Knowledge of advanced analytic methodologies
  • Knowledge of intelligence operations and GEOINT phenomenology
  • Knowledge of Activity-based Intelligence (ABI), Structured Observation Management (SOM), automation, scripting, data analysis, and a GEOINT methodology to help integrate statistically sound data analytics into GEOINT-based decision making
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated customer support skills

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Existing TS/SCI with ability to obtain and maintain a Counter-Intelligence (CI) Polygraph

Competencies & Skills:

  • Ability to develop algorithms and analytic techniques, created customized exploitation and visualization methodologies or new products
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in data mining, cleansing, and exploring spatial, temporal, and non-spatial data in both structured and unstructured formats
  • Ability to identify and learn the essential elements of information of an intelligence problem, identify sub-processes and dependencies, location process disfunction, develop alternative processes or analysis, share expertise with analysts, and document approaches and methods for GEOINT analysis
  • Knowledge of standard and non-standard NGA reports including, but not limited to NES remarks, NIBs, and GEOINT Notes
  • Programming, scripting or analysis skills in Python, IDL, MATLAB, or R
  • Application of SOM solutions including GOWK, GERT, and STARE
  • Proficiency using GEOINT services including GovCloud, Amazon Web Services, C2S
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proficiency using MS Office Suite