Business Analytics Manager

3 months ago
USA-AZ-Scottsdale | USA-VA-Fairfax | USA-MA-Pittsfield | USA-MA-Taunton | USA-MA-Dedham
Required Clearance
No clearance
Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


Due to the nature of work performed at our facilities, US Citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Business Analytics Manager in its Information Technology (IT) organization. This manager will be responsible for enabling Business Intelligence, Analytics and Data Science services that propel GDMS business operations capabilities. This role reports directly to the Senior Product Manager for Predictive Information and will work across the GDMS organization, interfacing with system administrators, end-users, analysts, developers, engineers, project managers, and all levels of management.

This is a dynamic growth opportunity within a fast paced IT organization of a world class company. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Representative duties and tasks:

  • Manage a team of 8 -12 data business intelligence and data science professionals dedicated to enabling GDMS by deriving value from data
  • Develop and implement employee growth and development plans that energize the team
  • Promote Data Driven strategies that include AI, data modeling, data mining, and predictive and prescriptive analytics that produce game-changing results for GDMS
  • Drive a Business intelligence strategy that encompasses data science and traditional business intelligence capabilities
  • Collaborate with business management, domain SME’s, and IT teams to understand and prioritize business data requirements
  • Research new opportunities for data acquisition and consolidation
  • Create a fluid, end-to-end vision for how data will flow through the organization
  • Facilitate modeling exercises
  • Implement measures to ensure data accuracy and accessibility
  • Guide data inventory initiatives
  • Work to meld new systems with existing warehouse structures
  • Mentor less experienced team members
  • Monitors demand requests for timely execution while keeping all parties informed of progress and concerns 
  • Ensures that solutions meet development best practices and enforces standards  
  • Acts as first point of escalation for critical issues to ensure that service interruptions are mitigated as quickly as possible
  • Understand industry best practices and new technologies; drive an innovative culture within the IT organization.
  • Some hand on work

Required Skills:

  • A leader with 5+ years of experience managing Business Analytics teams with a proven track record of enabling strategic business intelligence solutions
  • 3+ years hands on Data Science (AI, machine learning, modeling, predictive analytics, etc) experience
  • 3+ years hands on experience with Business Intelligence tools reporting against structured and unstructured data sources
  • A strong understanding of the capabilities strengths and weaknesses of common BI tools
  • A strong understanding of Database design and warehousing concepts
  • Backend database data manipulation (procedures, views, etc)
  • Creative thinking
  • The ability to right size solutions with the understanding that the ideal solution is not always the practical solution
  • IT processes and development methodologies including Agile
  • Ability to operate in a fast changing environment
  • A can do attitude
  • The ability to work with all levels of the organization


Desired Skills:

  • MicroStrategy, Business Objects, OBIEE, SSRS, EQ/BI
  • UX expertise
  • Hadoop, NOSQL
  • Advanced SQL skills
  • Oracle and SQLserver RDMS
  • Mobile apps
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Project planning



Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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