Job Description

Job Title: Research Programmer - JCATS Modeler
Job ID: 4785
Location: Multiple locations
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Research Programmer - JCATS Modeler

Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

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Position Description

RAND is seeking an experienced research programmer with particular focus on supporting our JCATS modeling activities. The position requires the design and development of JCATS scenarios and the ability to work with researchers using JCATS in analysis. Knowledge of JCATS software and the ability to represent military operations in the model is required. Experience in developing and programming models/simulations is strongly preferred.

Key functions:


Specific technical skills required:

Education Requirements

B.A./B.S is required, preferably in a field of study related to information systems. MS/MA is preferred.


2 years minimum.

Security Clearance

U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


Santa Monica, Pittsburgh, or Washington, DC

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