Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Software Developer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Software Engineering
Security Clearance Requirement
U.S. Citizenship
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 Net Technical Assessment Group (NTAG) within SPA specializes in the application of interdisciplinary analytic skills to support multiple clients within the Department of Defense (DoD). One of those clients is the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). SPA provides OUSD(R&E) decision support to restore technical overmatch of the U.S. Armed Forces. SPA personnel are deeply integrated into every aspect of the OUSD(R&E) and provide critical support to enabling and executing a strategy of technological superiority. Our team of experienced military, technical, and operations research analysts is skilled in evaluating military problems, identifying the driving factors, devising innovative approaches, collecting applicable data, developing necessary software tools, and performing thorough and timely assessments to inform technology governance decisions to ensure U.S. military forces retain technological superiority in the future.

This position is located onsite at SPA HQ in Alexandria, VA.


The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of analysts and software developers on the design and execution of software products to support a variety of clients within OUSD(R&E). This work may include developing and designing web-based applications for deployment on client SharePoint sites, maintenance of SPA proprietary Modeling and Simulation (M&S) tools, or development of novel analytical tools using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. The candidate will work regularly with program managers, technical leads, and the development team to produce high visibility software solutions for both external customers and internal stakeholders. This role may require briefing and training of products and deliverables to both technical and non-technical audiences. To succeed in this role, the candidate will have natural analytical abilities, impeccable follow-through and attention to detail, as well as a passion for creative, out-of-the-box solutions.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science, Data Science, or other related field, and at least 2 years of professional experience
  • Experience with programming languages/environments such as SharePoint, Office 365, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, Python, C#, .NET, Java, SQL, and VBA and familiarity with UI/UX principles
  • Demonstrated ability to frame problems, select appropriate analytic methods, identify data collection strategies, and develop solution implementation plans
  • Develop new software applications and adapt existing programs to meet customer needs; conduct customer training sessions to demonstrate new products; create user documentation to facilitate ease-of-use
  • U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance


  • Master’s degree in Information Science, Data Science, Business Analytics, or other related field
  • SAFe certification
  • Experience with monitoring, maintaining, and producing analysis from broad data sets (structured and unstructured)


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