Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Senior Surface Warfare Military Operations Analyst- Available Immediately

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
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 Australia Maritime Analysis Group (AMAG) provides senior decision makers within the Australian Defence Force and the Royal Australian Navy with timely and objective assessments affecting their maritime community investment strategies. The group’s primary focus is providing technical analysis and program management support at the program office level, including client site support in Canberra, Australia. Our team of experienced military professionals and operations research analysts integrate naval warfare expertise with advanced analytic methods - including force generation modeling, agent-based tactical simulations, and operational mission analyses - to deliver strategies that redress capacity and capability gaps.


SPA has a near term need for a former field grade/senior Surface Warfare qualified officer. #CJ #IN123


Responsible for developing innovative concepts of operations and capability plans, and for translating them into detailed written and graphical descriptions used to develop and support tactical, operational and strategic surface and undersea warfare analysis.  Responsible for conducting military effectiveness analysis of alternative capabilities to inform the development of formal requirements and program plans across the spectrum of science and technology (S&T), research and development (R&D), and program acquisition.  Support and eventually take a leading role in the development and employment of modeling and simulation analysis tools and in briefing analysis results to top-level government decision makers.  Opportunities for international travel.


Required Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher
  • 5 - 10 years of operational surface warfare experience
  • Surface warfare qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). May substitute a non-technical degree with demonstrated technical acumen.


Desired Qualifications: 


  • Experience with Anti-Submarine Warfare and/or Strike Warfare and/or Mine Warfare and/or Amphibious Warfare
  • Master’s degree, especially Operations Research, Underwater Acoustics or other technical discipline
  • Demonstrated ability in applying innovative concepts, quantitative tools and creative data visualization methods to address Naval issues, and briefing the results to executive level (Flag/SES) leaders
  • Experience in military operations analysis, including requirements definition, conduct of analyses of alternatives, and the JCIDS process


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