Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Wargaming Analyst - Now Hiring!

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
ID
2021-5052
Category
Operations Research
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Net Technical Assessment Group (NTAG) within SPA specializes in the application of multi-disciplinary analytic skills to support multiple clients within the Department of Defense (DoD). One of those clients is the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). SPA provides an analytic foundation for OUSD(R&E) investment decisions to restore technical overmatch of the U.S. Armed Forces. This foundation is based on a comprehensive analytic body of knowledge that evaluates operational needs, U.S. and adversary military capabilities, and emerging technology initiatives. Our mix of experienced military, technical, and operations research analysts is skilled in evaluating military problems, identifying the driving factors, devising innovative approaches, collecting applicable data, developing necessary software tools, and performing thorough and timely assessments to inform technology investment decisions to ensure U.S. military forces retain technological superiority in the future. This requisition will primarily support OUSD(R&E) as part of the NTAG team. #IN123 #CJ

Responsibilities

SPA seeks a passionate and dedicated analyst with a demonstrated record of success in dynamic, high-impact environments. The individual will support a cross-functional, high-performance analytic wargaming team managing program schedules, coordinating among stakeholders and players, executing events, and supporting wargame development. Relevant tasks include identifying event security and IT requirements, conducting technical or operational research, developing scenarios, supporting wargame design, and providing clear and concise status updates to leadership. During event execution, candidates can expect to coordinate support staff. Following event execution, candidates can expect to assist in framing, development, and presentation of analysis including drafting briefing materials and various documents for executive audiences. Candidates can expect to support multiple tasks concurrently, often with constrained timelines. Tasks may be aligned to the individual’s expertise and interests but will often require individuals to rapidly learn and apply new knowledge and skills.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 2 - 5 years of relevant professional work experience
  • Self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic, time-management, and interpersonal skills; able to work well leading teams, individually, and as part of a team
  • Knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas: experience as an action officer at a government organization; knowledge in one or more warfighting domains, mission, or functional areas; experience developing warfighting scenarios to support analysis; or knowledge of advanced and emerging technologies and be capable of understanding their military applications
  • Ability to excel in a high pressure environment and possess the ability to multi-task
  • Cover letter required

Desired

  • Experience supporting the design, development, planning and reporting of wargames, exercises, experiments, seminars, simulations, workshops, or other similar events
  • Demonstrated experience developing concise, well-written analytic products to inform decision making and presenting analytic results, both verbally and in writing, to senior audiences
  • Active DoD security clearance

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