Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Senior Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Systems Engineering: Models and Simulation
Regular Full-Time


“SPA’s Naval Surface Warfare Analysis Group (NSWAG) provides timely, objective, analytic assessments, strategic planning, and expert operational, technical and acquisition support to the Surface Warfare community.  We are trusted agents of the senior leadership in the Fleet, OPNAV, NAVSEA, OSD, DARPA, and the Royal Canadian and Royal Australian Navies.  Our deep experience, breadth of support, and analytic expertise allow us to play key roles in developing insights and strategies to address current and emerging challenges to national security.”


The candidate will conduct systems engineering and analysis with a particular focus on future concept development and implementation of Model Based Systems Engineering in support of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Canadian Surface Combatant Concept of Operations.  The candidate will support efforts to document system requirements, develop system requirements traceability, develop system models, support trade studies for system level analysis, facilitate client engagements, and to present results to clients in various forms. Candidate will also play a key role in developing, mentoring, and leading a team of Systems Engineers supporting efforts to integrate Model Based Systems Engineering efforts in other projects within the division and group.



  • Bachelor Degree in Science or Engineering is required with preference for Systems Engineering course work or experience
  • 4+ years of experience in Systems Engineering is required
  • Experience using Rational DOORS, Rational Rhapsody, or MagicDraw (Cameo Systems Modeler) is required
  • Experience leading projects and teams and desire to serve as a mentor and team leader
  • Capable of breaking down complex issues into simplified problem statements and laying out objective approaches to identify and compare the merits of competing solutions
  • Eligibility for DoD TOP SECRET security clearance


  • Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering tools and modeling languages (UML, SysML)
  • Experience involving requirements development, technical trade’s analysis, architecture development (DODAF) and system configuration management
  • Demonstrated experience in the following software programs are a plus: Python, MATLAB, Tableau, Palisade Decision Tools (e.g. @Risk), SAS’s JMP, Cameo Systems Modeler, Rational DOORS, CORE and/or Rational Rhapsody
  • ASEP or CSEP certified through INCOSE, OCSMP Model Builder certified through OMG
  • Interim or final TOP SECRET security clearance


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