Portfolio Analyst, Cyber

Mountain View, California

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Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. With revenues of $125M+, and a staff of more than 630, Riverside Research provides high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems. Riverside Research also supports advanced technical education and collaborates widely with university researchers.

The company was formed from a respected research laboratory at Columbia University and has a current focus on technical areas including Radar systems, Optics and Photonics, Electromagnetics, Plasma physics, Geoint, Masint, Systems Engineering, and Modeling & Simulation.

Riverside Research’s open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. In 2015, Riverside Research expanded its facility in Dayton, OH, adding a 30,000 square-foot Open Innovation Center (OIC). The OIC is a collaborative R&D environment that fosters creativity, synergy, and ultimately delivers innovative solutions to current and anticipated challenges. The OIC sets the standard for collaborative innovation and is dedicated to promoting research across the company. Riverside Research has additional research facilities in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Centreville, VA; and Champaign, IL.



Job Number: 878


Riverside Research is seeking a Portfolio Analyst to provide business operations and professional support to the DIU Cyber Portfolio.  The Portfolio Analyst will support the Portfolio Director's core DIU mission in acting as an interface between the DOD, entrepreneurs, start-up firms, and commercial technology companies to increase DOD access to leading edge commercial technologies, processes and technical talent. 


Location is flexible, but ideally the California Bay area, Boston, Austin, Chicago, or other tech hub (offers telework / hybrid options).

All Riverside Research opportunities require US citizenship.



  • Provide business operations and professional support services to the Portfolio Director and team of Cyber Program Managers and Commercial Engagement team
  • Support the Portfolio Director and core DIU mission in acting as an interface between the DoD, entrepreneurs, venture communities, and commercial technology companies
  • Develop and maintain high-level knowledge on projects across the portfolio and assist the Director and PMs in managing the project pipeline and other initiatives
  • Support DIU’s acquisition processes and review and evaluate commercial prototype proposals
  • Conduct market research and engage with the commercial sector identify emerging technologies
  • Collaborate with the Director and DIU Strategic Communications Team to more develop products that effectively communicate successes across the DoD and other affiliated organizations
  • Support project curation and execution in collaboration with PMs and other teams as needed
  • Support content curation for the Portfolio and DIU marketing, including technical writing, draft and editing of presentations, reports, project summaries and achievements, meeting minutes, and white papers

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience in research, analytical or project management role
  • Passion for emerging IT/cybersecurity technologies
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to present complex content clearly and simply, tailored to diverse audiences
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and proactively lead projects through completion
  • Ability to gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data points and produce targeted messaging and key points succinctly
  • Interest in working as part of a distributed team driven by innovation and self-motivation
  • Ability to work collaboratively and develop strong working relationships to achieve business goals
  • Proven success at managing competing priorities
  • Experience with MS Tools, Google Suite, and other collaboration tools
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree 
  • 5+ additional years of experience in research, analytical or project management role


Riverside Research does not mandate COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. However, proof of vaccination or negative test may be required to enter certain government facilities and sites. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site-specific requirements. To protect the health and safety of its employees, their families, and to comply with customer requirements, the company requires all employees to disclose vaccination status (upon hire). 


Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

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Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at 937-427-7074 or email HR@RiversideResearch.org. A member of the HR team will be available to assist.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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Tags: Clearance Compliance DoD Nonprofit Physics R&D TS/SCI

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Country: United States
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