First listed on: 16 January 2020
Discipline Leader Mathematical Decision Analysis 


Executive Level 2 (S&T Level 6)
$118,376  - $142,087 (plus super)
Edinburgh, SA

Discipline Leader Mathematical Decision Analysis (DL MDA) is a leadership role within the Land Design & Analysis (LD&A) group of the Land Capability Analysis (LCA) branch. DL MDA provides direction, development and management to a team of researchers and overseas their related tasking within the LCA program in collaboration with the Group Leader LD&A.

The DL MDA is responsible for:

  • Setting the direction for the development and evolution of MDA research capabilities and shaping MDA discipline to be responsive and enduring
  • Effective supervision, management and mentoring of staff and contractors and delivering a strong team culture
  • Leading on analytical studies that explore and assess the operational impact of proposed capability and operating concepts on the future Land Force
  • Liaison, coordination and collaboration with stakeholders in Army Headquarters, LCA  and other divisions within DST Group (such as Land Division) in study planning, preparation and execution to ensure timely delivery of client outcomes
  • Design, development and application of mathematical modelling and decision analysis approaches
  • Utilising mathematical modelling techniques to analyse multiple and often competing pieces of evidence to understand the impact of potential changes to the design of the Land Force
  • Leading mathematical military utility assessment focusing on evaluation of options in support of Army Programs and Projects (e.g. Land400)
  • Clearly articulating goals and defining and negotiating appropriate work packages, appreciating and communicating strategic priorities
  • Building collaborations with internal and external partners and helping to lead client engagement

Army operates as a combined arms fighting system, which requires the integration of capability effects as part of a complex system. Analysing and quantifying the possible impacts of technological and conceptual changes requires the development of flexible and innovative approaches, especially considering the uncertainty of future operating environments and the complexity arising from the dependencies between key capabilities.

Some interstate travel will be required from time to time. Regular engagement with military personnel is a requirement of the position.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 6 February, 2020

For further information, please review the job information pack, reference DST/05470/19 on


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