Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Amphibious Warfare Operations Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Program Analysis
Security Clearance Requirement
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA: Objective. Responsive. Trusted.  


The Australia Maritime Analysis Group (AMAG) provides senior decision makers within the Australian Defence Force  with timely and objective assessments affecting their  investment strategies. The group’s primary focus is providing technical analysis and program management support at the program office level, including client site support in Canberra, Australia. Our team of experienced military professionals and operations research analysts integrate naval warfare expertise with advanced analytic methods - including force generation modeling, agent-based tactical simulations, and operational mission analyses - to deliver strategies that redress capacity and capability gaps.


SPA has a need for an Amphibious Warfare operations Analyst. Opportunities for international travel.


You will be responsible for developing innovative concepts of operations and capability plans, and for translating them into detailed written and graphical descriptions used to develop and support tactical, operational and strategic surface and undersea warfare analysis, 2) Conducting military effectiveness analysis of alternative capabilities to inform the development of formal requirements and program plans across the spectrum of science and technology (S&T), research and development (R&D), and program acquisition, and 3)  Support and eventually take a leading role in the development and employment of modeling and simulation analysis tools and in briefing analysis results to top-level government decision makers.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as Operations Research, Mathematics, Engineering, or Physics. May substitute a non-technical degree with demonstrated technical acumen.
  • Surface warfare officer qualification and 3-5 years of practical experience relevant to amphibious and littoral operations
  • Understanding of ship to shore movement rooted in amphibious doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) through assignment to amphibious shipping, staff, or schools
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, the ability and willingness to multi-task, and capable of professionally addressing client questions and issues
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Amphibious Ship or Staff Department Head tour or better
  • Attendance of an Amphibious Warfare school or course to include AMW Weapons Tactics Instructor (WTI), Intermediate Amphibious Operations, Amphibious Warfare Staff Planning, or Amphibious Warfare Indoctrination
  • Experience in military operations analysis, including requirements definition, conduct of analyses of alternatives, and the JCIDS process
  • Experience using MATLAB, Modeling and Simulation, or other analytical tools to solve complex problems


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