Systems Analyst at ArdentMC (Washington DC)

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Ardent is a software development firm, focused on high-value/ high-technology solutions for government projects and invites you to join our dynamic organization.  Ardent offers competitive salaries, matching 401K, Liberal PTO and paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and a host of other benefits, creating a rewarding and fast-paced work environment. 

Ardent is seeking a Systems Analyst  to join our team.

This is a remote role.

This position is for a junior to mid-level Management Consultant/Data Analyst to join Ardent’s Data Science & Analytics practice, working on a contract for a the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). You will be helping CISA share data and intelligence with the private sector to protect the private and public sector from cybersecurity attacks.


We are seeking a Systems Analyst to help develop new methodologies for evaluating cybersecurity risks and how the government coordinates the national response to such risks. You will be a strong generalist who can be a:

  • Management consultant: Self-starter who takes the initiative; creative problem-solver who can break down complex tasks into parts; likes business challenges, change, and learning new skills; be disciplined about managing requirements and time
  • Program analyst: establish ‘Plan of Action & Milestones’ (POAM) to stand up new business functions; design performance metrics and evaluation methods for government cybersecurity and information sharing programs
  • Systems thinker: understand ‘big picture’ and understand risks to a large enterprise---including social, political, and technical risks, public policy and technology; able to view complex problems from multiple perspectives and disciplines; able to ‘connect the dots’
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert: intellectually curious and quick to learn and absorb large amounts of information from different domains
  • Someone who can communicate well, verbally and in writing, to a diverse group of stakeholders from senior government and commercial executives to junior employees; discuss technical content to non-technical audiences
  • Business analyst: perform requirements analysis to identify required tasks and their interrelationships and analyze customer/mission needs to determine functional requirements.
  • Data analyst: strong data analysis skills (e.g., Excel, Tableau, GIS tools, graph databases); a ‘data journalist’ tenacious research skills; perform quantitative analysis on wide variety of use cases

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Able to pass CISA background check
  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM, public policy, or social sciences
  • 3+ years in consulting, tech industry, government, or military experience
  • Effective Verbal and Written Communications Skills
  • Ability to facilitate the resolution of technical challenges, especially when they involve negotiation between multiple business and technical stakeholders
  • Ability to create visual models, such as work-flow diagrams or wireframe prototypes
  • Ability to create clear and concise requirements documentation
  • Ability to forge strong stakeholder relationships
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize requirements and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment

Preferred Skills

  • BS in computer science, MIS, engineering, sciences, operations research, data science, statistics, applied math; or Master’s in similar or MBA
  • Proficient in Tableau or other data visualization tool
  • Proficient in coding with R, Python
  • Familiar with AWS cloud solutions and products
  • Cybersecurity subject matter expertise, CISSP a plus
  • Existing Public Trust clearance a plus
  • Willing to re-locate to DC metro area a plus

Due to the nature of the work we support, all candidates in consideration for this role must be U.S. Citizens willing to undergo the government issued background investigation process.

In compliance with Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, able to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status no later than December 8, 2021 or qualify for a reasonable accommodation. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks post final vaccination.

Ardent is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

More Information on ArdentMC
ArdentMC operates in the Security industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA and Tulsa, OK. ArdentMC was founded in 2006. It has 132 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 16 open jobs at ArdentMC, click here.
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