Military Order of Battle & Inventory Analyst (Hybrid)

  • Janes
  • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • 22 May, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Janes enables militaries, governments, and defence companies to make critical decisions. Our expert-driven tradecraft, developed over 120 years, combined with human-machine teaming, delivers assured open-source intelligence across military capabilities and order of battle, equipment, events, countries, companies, and markets.

Linking millions of assured data points, Janes data model creates a framework of interconnected open source defence intelligence. This allows our customers to integrate all relevant data and connections into a single intelligence environment to deliver a more complete and accurate answer. Using Janes, our customers can use their scarce resource more effectively, to get to better decisions with higher confidence, more quickly.

Job purpose

Janes is searching for a Military Analyst to join its Order of Battle, Installation, Inventory, and Imagery (OI3) Team. The OI3 Team provides comprehensive and connected data on the world's military forces. This data is used by the wider Janes Research, Data and Analysis team and Janes customers for reference and data-driven insight.

How you will contribute to Janes

  • Research military forces within an assigned area of responsibility (AOR) to update and maintain currency of the Janes Order of Battle database.
  • Research, update and maintain currency of inventory and installation data within an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Connect Order of Battle and inventory data to create a Table of Organisation of Equipment.
  • Work with internal Janes Research, Data and Analysis customers to ensure data is complete and structured properly for various content types.
  • When requested, deliver data-driven insight and analysis for Janes products and customers on deadline.


  • Experience with open-source intelligence (OSINT) and satellite imagery collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of military subject matter, including military equipment and organisation.
  • Ability to synthesise information from disparate sources to triangulate truth.
  • Comfortable learning to use a specialised database and maintaining structured data.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to comprehend English texts.
  • Fluency in additional languages specifically Arabic or Spanish is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of military and security issues and dynamics in Africa, Middle East or Latin America is an advantage.
  • Knowledge regarding Iraq and Jordan military structure would be an advantage
  • University Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree (International Relations/Defence and Strategic Studies/Defence and National Security Studies/War Studies) or equivalent.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a logical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to work process changes.
  • Accept new challenges and roles as and when assigned.

We believe Janes is truly a great place to work. Our values and leadership code drive everything we do, and we understand that the right behaviours and culture will always result in the best outcomes for our customers, our colleagues, our shareholders, and our business. We provide a supportive, stretching, and dynamic environment with the ability for you to grow rapidly, both personally and professionally.

Janes is an inclusive and equal opportunities employer and encourages applications regardless of age, race, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or gender.

Although this role is advertised as full time, Janes believes that flexibility at work can provide many significant benefits both to our colleagues and the business. We already work in a hybrid style across all offices and regions and can support different ways of working and offer different flexible working arrangements. So, if you are interested and have any requirements or needs in the way you would like to work, please apply, and speak to us about this.

We will always consider part time or flexible applications.