Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Operations Research Analyst/ DevOps

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


Within the Undersea and Surface Warfare Division, the Australian Maritime Analysis Group seeks a passionate and independent analyst to join their growing team. The individual will be responsible for the creation and sustainment of custom-built software applications and mathematical models for trade-space analysis of new and evolving military capabilities. The individual will also provide analytic support throughout all phases of requirements analysis on a collection of unique and challenging technical programs. Opportunity for overseas travel to Australia!


Key functions and responsibilities include:

  • Lead development of custom-built software applications and mathematical models
  • Help define analytic methodologies used to set expectations for new and evolving military capabilities, and assist with trade-space studies to evaluate such capabilities
  • Work with stakeholders and subject matter experts to contextualize systems and concepts of operations for modeling and analysis
  • Execute analysis and document findings in reports and briefs
  • Present findings to senior SPA leadership and international clients
  • Stay knowledgeable of best practices, and work with others to identify areas of improvement within the group and throughout SPA


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Operations Research, or a related technical discipline.
  • 3-5 years practical application of principles, concepts, methods, and tools for data analysis or software development.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience with an understanding of modeling and analysis of military warfare operations, weapons systems, and technology development.
  • Demonstrated ability using analytic software packages and programming languages (VBA, R, Python, SAS, MATLAB). 
  • Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current DoD SECRET or TOP SECRET security clearance
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of database development and mathematical modeling.
  • Proficiency with military simulation products (e.g. AFSIM, NSS, STORM)


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