Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Project Execution and Technical Support Senior Program Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-VA-Chantilly
Program Analysis
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company in the Northern Virginia area just a few miles south of the Pentagon.  We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.


The Simulation, Operational Analysis & Wargaming Group (SOWG) provides senior Government decision makers with timely and objective assessments evaluating military operations across the spectrum of conflict for a range of Department of Defense (DoD) customers.  The group’s primary focus is providing operational/technical analysis and program management support at the program office level, including client site support at the Pentagon and Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO). Our team of experienced military analysts and operations research analysts integrate warfare expertise with advanced analytic methods - to deliver assessments and strategies to top level decision makers. #CJ #IN123


Develop program plans, schedule, milestones, and monitor technical progress against performance objectives and budget and assist in creating pathways for these technologies to enter into warfighter capability sets. Partner with Service or Defense Agency Program Offices to leverage existing capabilities in new and innovative ways and to provide expertise in relevant technical disciplines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or other Science and Technology field.
  • 15 years of recent and relevant programmatic and technical support experience.
  • Proficient in Program Management or Systems Engineering.
  • Experience managing Agile software development teams for Machine Learning (ML) applications in government or commercial environments.
  • Understanding of dataset curation for training ML models and continuous software testing/integration in an iterative development environment.
  • Experience with applications involving ISR data from airborne or space-based platforms is a plus, but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience designing experiments to compare the performance of algorithms developed by competing groups.
  • Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel and/or other equivalent program management tools.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and be independently motivated maintaining a strong commitment to system transition.
  • DoD Top Secret clearance required.


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