Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Senior Wargaming Analyst

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


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.


SPA seeks a passionate and dedicated wargame professional with a demonstrated record of success in dynamic, high-impact environments to support a rapidly growing project. The individual will support a cross-functional, high-performance team designing wargames, planning classified and unclassified events, and executing analytic wargames and workshops. Relevant tasks include conducting research, developing scenarios, generating reporting products, briefing Senior decision makers, and providing clear and concise status updates of current or future efforts to leadership. Candidates can expect to work with government customers to define objectives. Candidates can expect to manage 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. Successful candidates will quickly be rewarded with leadership opportunities and direct engagement with external clients and stakeholders. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 7 - 15 years of relevant national security 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
  • 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
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance
  • Cover letter required


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: developing multi-step analytic projects or reports; expert knowledge of modern military operations; assessing the operational impact of planned or conceptual weapon systems; or developing warfighting scenarios to support analysis


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