Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

  • DoD Systems Engineer/Acquisition Analyst

    Job Locations US-MD-Linthicum
    Systems Engineering: Information Assurance
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Cyber, Acquisition, Intelligence Group (CAIG) supports the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s (OUSD(R&E’s) Damage Assessment Management Office.  The position requires daily collaboration with the Military Department DAMO offices and OUSD(R&E’s) Joint Acquisition Protection and Exploitation Cell (JAPEC).  The Military Operations Analyst position will be located at the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) in Linthicum, MD but may be required to attend meetings in the National Capital Region (e.g., Mark Center, Pentagon) and occasionally Quantico and/or Chantilly, VA. #IN123


    Develop and coordinate procedures for assessing the compromised DoD information; conduct the initial assessments of affected DoD information; create and maintain cyber incident timelines; conduct Integrated Product Teams and coordinate with applicable DoD, Military Departments and Agency case-specific subject matter experts, as well as with intelligence and acquisition personnel, as needed; and aggregate the analyses for final OSD damage assessment reports to senior members of OUSD(R&E). Support short-notice taskers focused on protection of critical DoD programs and technologies.  Additionally, the candidate will assist with DAMO metrics and conduct periodic statistical analysis of compromised data, assist with developing best analytic practices, and identify gaps between tools and capabilities.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline.
    • 7+ years of DoD experience.
    • Demonstrated military operational experience supporting Systems Engineering Plans, Test and Evaluation Master Plans, Critical Program Information identification, or Program Protection Plan development/execution.
    • Solid understanding of the DoD acquisition systems.
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency with computers, search-functionality, and databases
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.
    • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Graduate Degree.
    • 10+ years of DoD experience.
    • Two or more years of experience serving as a project manager.
    • Ability to work both independently and with personnel from multiple organizations. 
    • Demonstrated ability to work from high-level, limited and evolving guidance in order to produce timely and effective results is highly desirable.
    • Adjudicated TS/SCI clearance.


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