Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

  • Operations Research Analyst 4

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Operations Research
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a trusted analytical services firm that has provided services to the Department of Defense and many federal agencies over the past 40+ years. In this capacity, SPA provides analytic and program support to the Surface and Submarine Warfare component of the United States Navy, allowing them to make better decisions allocating resources and improving their operational capabilities


    • Conduct tactical/operational analysis, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition program support, modeling and simulation
    • Apply innovative concepts, quantitative tools and creative data visualization methods
    • Contribute to analytic teams developing rigorous solutions to government and military issues
    • Provide oversight and technical advice for the development of advanced surface ship, submarine, and aircraft warfare capabilities
    • Exercise independent judgment and work autonomously with minimal supervision
    • Think strategically and be detail oriented
    • Plan for and handle unexpected situations


    • 8-10 years of relevant experience with an understanding of modeling and analysis of military warfare operations, weapons systems, technology development, integration, testing, production and implementation
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Math, Ops Research, Data Science or other technical area
    • Strong customer service skills; anticipate and address client needs proactively
    • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to address client questions
    • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
    • Proficiency with simulation products (e.g. AFSIM, NSS, SADM)
    • Current DOD Security Clearance

    • Master's degree in Engineering, Math, Ops Research, Data Science or other technical area
    • 20 years of experience working with the US Navy either as a contractor, military or civilian
    • Proficiency with SPA proprietary simulation products (FLEAT, GCAM)


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