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McKinsey Solutions - VisualDoD Diligence and Business Intelligence Analyst
Who you’ll work with

You will work in either our New York, Waltham or Washington, DC offices with the VisualDoD team and defense industry consultants.

VisualDoD is a part of McKinsey Solutions. We were launched to further strengthen and extend its consulting services in the defense industry sector. VisualDoD analytical tools, proprietary data and specialists provide expertise to develop McKinsey’s fundamental analytical capabilities to provide in-depth budgetary and industry insight, contribute to McKinsey’s Diligence & Business Intelligence service to become the leading provider to Private Equity and other investors in the defense industry and scale up McKinsey’s global multi-client benchmarking service on front-line defense industry operations performance.

McKinsey Solutions is a core part of New Ventures and offers practical tools that help people at all levels of an organization generate insights they need to address both strategic and day-to-day decisions. These solutions complement McKinsey's traditional client service and are delivered in many ways, including subscriptions, workshops, training programs and project-based engagements. We work closely with clients to embed our tools, analytics and expertise, and provide on-going support to help them build the capabilities they need to revolutionize how decisions are made.

What you’ll do

You will develop and deliver high-end analytic driven consulting services on strategy, market analysis and forecasts for both the internal and external clients as well as conduct bespoke analysis.

You will spend most or all of the time leveraging and employing proprietary ‘big data’ analytics and tools to help us serve our clients by being embedded in the client service teams. 
You will have the excellent opportunity to build a new entrepreneurial, client facing business. You will have the opportunity to gain defense consulting exposure by helping VisualDoD work with leading defense industry companies by tackling topics central to the CEO agenda such as pipeline development, research and development, operational performance improvement and investment strategies. Your efforts will also help some of the world's leading PE firms identify and assess acquisitions in this sector. You will be responsible for gathering the information necessary to develop tools and develop them on standard platforms. Additionally, as VisualDoD grows, the start-up, business development and defense analytics experience you gain will help position you to advance to more senior roles in VisualDoD or elsewhere in McKinsey.


  • A Bachelor’s degree preferably in engineering, computer science, economics, mathematics or another quantitative discipline
  • A strategic and creative thinker
  • General familiarity with the U.S. defense budget and industry
  • Distinctive quantitative modeling skills in framing complex, multi-element budget and market challenges
  • Minimum 2 years of consulting or analytic experience,
  • Strong experience using standard platforms (Excel, SQL, SOLR)
  • Strong communication skills, writing and problem solving, interpersonal effectiveness and leadership potential
  • Knowledge base management and scripting a huge plus
  • A commercial and entrepreneurial mindset

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