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Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Analyzing Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDT) is a critical task for NATO to stay competitive and innovative in today’s rapidly evolving security landscape. The requirements of leveraging EDTs evolves rapidly and needs additional attention to leverage the full potential of those technologies. The EDT Analyst will contribute to identification of new and cataloguing of existing EDTs, and to the sustained EDTs military implication assessment function in support of Warfare Development Agenda. Will assist in the promotion of increased level of experimentation of EDTs-based solutions in realistic environments while providing and coordinating inputs to programming of EDTs’ activities within the ACT Science and Technology section. Will be part of a team that looks to Influence and exploit EDTs that address identified capability shortfalls in NATO and those significantly impacting available capabilities to provide advice that informs the strategic foresight analysis efforts, NATO defense planning, and subsequent capability and force development efforts, including capability requirements formulation, concept development and experimentation and Analysis of Alternatives (AoA). The Analyst will identify capability shortfalls that could benefit from adoption of EDTs by analyzing the NATO Defense Planning Process (NDPP) products, the operational Lessons Learned--and in coordination with other ACT staff--to educate HQ SACT staff on the opportunities and risk associated with EDTs. Will be a member of the Innovation Branch, executing tasks and duties as directed by the Section Head Science and Technology or superiors with regards to the projects, activities, and outputs related to the Branch core tasks in the larger field of Science and Technology.
Category
Data Science & Analytics
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
As part of the Modelling & Simulation (M&S) Team, will conduct work to identify, scope, and define NATO needs that may be satisfied with M&S, on strategic to tactical planning, functional planning (logistics, CIS, etc.), testing and visualization of new concepts, operational experimentation and wargaming events, definition of NATO capabilities including enabling the evaluation of architectures and comparison of alternative solutions and test of new NATO capabilities against its user requirements. Will prepare decision support reports including briefings, operational requirements documents, user documents, and associated capability documentation. Will provide technical advice on NATO M&S documents and support the development of the Next Generation of M&S for NATO through architecture design and requirements capture, curation, and fulfilment. Provide technical advice on M&S-related documents, activities and prototypes, capture requirements during the design, execution, post-processing, and overall use of M&S in support of NATO wargaming as well as NATO collective training and exercise (CT&E) design, developing, planning, execution and AAR. Will conduct work with NATO institutions, and allied governmental organizations, as well as academia and industry from NATO nations to research and identify potential M&S solutions (architecture and requirements) and align to NATO needs.
Category
Systems Engineering: Models and Simulation
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
This internship will support policy and strategy analysis on various national security topics related to Undersea Warfare (USW) in support of a range of Navy clients. The candidate will utilize research, analysis, and other approaches to provide UTAG’s clients with timely and objective information to enable decision-making regarding future USW force capabilities and evolving operational concepts.
Category
Internships
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Intern
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
SPA has an upcoming need for a dedicated and passionate S&T-minded junior analyst to join a high-performance team working to address some of the most critical issues facing the DoD today. The analyst will have a unique opportunity to develop cutting edge methodologies in a high impact environment. This work includes analysis and assessment of emerging disruptive technologies and their potential to impact military capabilities over the next twenty years. The analyst will work with our multidisciplinary team to define problems, identify performance measures, and perform gap and root cause analysis in order to identify alternatives and recommendations to improve warfighter effectiveness. Other responsibilities include researching, identifying, and implementing analytic methodologies to efforts across the scope of work and assisting in the framing, development, and presentation of analysis including drafting briefing materials and various documents for executive audiences. The analyst will also develop analytic software tools as needed from simple, Excel-based models to robust military modeling and simulation projects in proprietary toolsets.This role will be located onsite at SPA HQ in Alexandria, VA.
Category
Scientist
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Entry-level
Job Locations US-DC
In this role, the Program Analyst will support the NAVSEA AUKUS program within Team Submarine responsible for the integrated support to the Australian Nuclear Powered Submarine initiative via the AUKUS Portfolio Office, a trilateral decision support organization. Responsibilities will include organizing and supporting senior-level trilateral governance meetings, tracking high-visibility action items, monitoring program status and acquisition efforts, coordinating program-wide initiatives and actions, and identifying, organizing, storing and disseminating information using various knowledge management systems (KMS) or approaches to provide a centralized place to store information and access it readily. Information will include identifying and archiving key decisions and associated rationale, technical baselines, resource allocations, staffing and lessons learned across various levels of classification. Expertise in data visualization techniques and briefing senior executives is a plus. At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.   SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.   The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc. Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only.  Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.  Washington, D.C. pay transparency range:  $85,000-$115,000.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
This position supports the JADL, TRANSNET, and e-ITEP system administration and helpdesk operations during normal US office hours (08:00-16:30) Monday-Friday excluding official holidays. Working from the HQ SACT MS/LT Branch at HQ SACT, the system admins will review all new requests for accounts on the JADL, TRANSNET, and e-ITEP systems, approving those which meet the NATO requirements and responding to those that require further clarification. Will support any helpdesk questions received by email or phone, work with the MS/LT Branch for uploading of courseware, functional testing of SCORM packages, and maintenance of existing content on JADL platform. Responsible to support various communities of interest within NATO in customization and maintenance of JADL pages, working closely with NCIA to ensure the services are available and operational on the NATO networks. Maintain an awareness of any cyber issues that may affect the system delivery or unauthorized access to the system.
Category
Multimedia
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
The candidate will apply understanding of the target audience's needs and preferences, conceptualize designs and multimedia elements that fits their needs, and collaborate with the LT section, taking finalized and SME-approved storyboards from the Instructional Designer. Convert these into online multimedia formats and create prototypes or wireframes, ensuring they meet the specifications for integration into the NATO Learning Management System. Design and synchronize course elements, interactions, navigation tools, and content in collaboration with the Instructional Designer and LT Section Head, and aid in transforming traditional classroom materials or fresh storyboards into interactive, web-based courses that are instructionally sound, ensuring all produced content aligns with NATO's brand guidelines, standards, security policies, and procedures. Utilize state-of-the-art audio and video editing software to develop multimedia assets in support of interactive courseware production. Facilitate the implementation of emerging technology methods and tools in support of NATO education and training, to include artificial intelligence and extended reality. Review, edit, and ensure content consistency by adhering to graphic design principles, UI/UX standards, and layout designs. This role will conduct user tests on designs and multimedia elements, gathering feedback and making necessary adjustments to enhance user experience. Apply mastery of multimedia software tools, including the Adobe Creative Suite. Design, develop, troubleshoot, and implement web elements using HTML, CGI, and JavaScript as necessary. Ensure that all designs and multimedia elements are optimized for various devices and screen sizes, providing a seamless user experience, and stay updated with current design trends, tools, and technologies to ensure the team remains at the forefront of multimedia design. Provide Multimedia Designer (MMD) support and quality checks for external course providers, facilitate training sessions on graphic design principles, UI/UX basics, layout design, and multimedia essentials within the NATO e-Learning Design and Development course, and create comprehensive documentation for designs, code, or processes for future reference or for other team members. Engage with clients; participate in meetings, conferences, and workshops, and collaborate closely with other team members, ensuring alignment with objectives. Offer design solutions for the Learning Management System and provide graphic design support, including posters, logos, conference materials, videos, and more. Prepare and organize files essential for course translation, ensuring content is ready for multilingual adaptation.
Category
Multimedia
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Apply understanding of the target audience's needs and preferences, and conceptualize designs and multimedia elements that fits their needs. Collaborate with the LT section, taking finalized and SME-approved storyboards from the Instructional Designer and convert these into online multimedia formats and create prototypes or wireframes ensuring they meet the specifications for integration into the NATO Learning Management System. Design and synchronize course elements, interactions, navigation tools, and content in collaboration with the Instructional Designer and LT Section Head and aid in transforming traditional classroom materials or fresh storyboards into interactive, web-based courses that are instructionally sound, ensuring all produced content aligns with NATO's brand guidelines, standards, security policies, and procedures. Will utilize state-of-the-art audio and video editing software to develop multimedia assets in support of interactive courseware production, and facilitate the implementation of emerging technology methods and tools in support of NATO education and training, to include artificial intelligence and extended reality. You will review, edit, and ensure content consistency by adhering to graphic design principles, UI/UX standards, and layout designs. Conduct user tests on designs and multimedia elements, gathering feedback and make necessary adjustments to enhance user experience. Apply mastery of multimedia software tools, including the Adobe Creative Suite. Design, develop, troubleshoot, and implement web elements using HTML, CGI, and JavaScript, as necessary, ensuring that all designs and multimedia elements are optimized for various devices and screen sizes, providing a seamless user experience. Stay updated with current design trends, tools, and technologies to ensure the team remains at the forefront of multimedia design, providing Multimedia Designer (MMD) support and quality checks for external course providers. Facilitate training sessions on graphic design principles, UI/UX basics, layout design, and multimedia essentials within the NATO e-Learning Design and Development course, creating comprehensive documentation for designs, code, or processes for future reference or for other team members.This role will engage with clients; participate in meetings, conferences, and workshops, and collaborate closely with other team members, ensuring alignment with objectives. Offer design solutions for the Learning Management System and provide graphic design support, including posters, logos, conference materials, videos, and more. Prepare and organize files essential for course translation, ensuring content is ready for multilingual adaptation.
Category
Multimedia
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
This position will support the LT section by collaborating with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and key stakeholders across NATO Nations, Partners, and entities to conduct a comprehensive needs analysis. When necessary, conduct Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to pinpoint learning gaps and requirements. Define clear and measurable learning objectives based on the identified needs, ensuring alignment with the course's overall goals. Design a comprehensive course structure, including the layout of modules, lessons, and assessments, ensuring a logical flow of content. Will gather material from SMEs, then either structure it using a standard storyboard format or adopt a rapid development strategy for eLearning module creation. Select and implement diverse instructional strategies that cater to various learning styles, ensuring an engaging and effective learning experience. Design and implement pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments to gauge learner progress and the effectiveness of the course, and establish a robust feedback mechanism for learners and stakeholders. Utilize the collected feedback for the continuous refinement and improvement of course content and delivery methods while engaging directly with clients, SMEs, and other team members, ensuring timely communication and adherence to project timelines and deliverables. Offer Instructional System Design (ISD) assistance and ensure quality for NATO course providers and ensure all course materials and processes comply with NATO's standards and requirements. Facilitate training sessions on Instructional System Design within the NATO eLearning Design and Development course while implementing a comprehensive evaluation process to measure the course's overall impact and effectiveness. This position will engage with clients; participate in strategy sessions, conferences, and workshops as mandated by the Section Head of Learning Technology. Monitor and discuss course development milestones with stakeholders and the team to ensure alignment with objectives.
Category
Multimedia
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
The successful candidate will support the LT section by collaborating with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and key stakeholders across NATO Nations, Partners, and entities to conduct a comprehensive needs analysis. When necessary, conduct Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to pinpoint learning gaps and requirements. Will define clear and measurable learning objectives based on the identified needs, ensuring alignment with the course's overall goals. Design a comprehensive course structure, including the layout of modules, lessons, and assessments, ensuring a logical flow of content. Gather material from SMEs, then either structure it using a standard storyboard format or adopt a rapid development strategy for eLearning module creation. Select and implement diverse instructional strategies that cater to various learning styles, ensuring an engaging and effective learning experience. Will design and implement pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments to gauge learner progress and the effectiveness of the course. Establish a robust feedback mechanism for learners and stakeholders, and use the collected feedback for the continuous refinement and improvement of course content and delivery methods. Engage directly with clients, SMEs, and other team members, ensuring timely communication and adherence to project timelines and deliverables. Offer Instructional System Design (ISD) assistance and ensure quality for NATO course providers, ensuring all course materials and processes comply with NATO's standards and requirements. Facilitate training sessions on Instructional System Design within the NATO eLearning Design and Development course, and implement a comprehensive evaluation process to measure the course's overall impact and effectiveness. This role will engage with clients, participate in strategy sessions, conferences, and workshops as mandated by the Section Head of Learning Technology. Monitor and discuss course development milestones with stakeholders and the team to ensure alignment with objectives.
Category
Multimedia
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
The HQ SACT requires support in establishing the Enterprise Architecture function to architecturally align ongoing and future programs and initiatives delivering the Digital Transformation Implementation Strategy. The HQ SACT is responsible for developing Capability Architectures in support of the different modernization and transformation programs and part of the Business and Information Enterprise Architecture. Several Capability Architectures were developed in the past, but they need an alignment with the new NATO Digital Transformation and to better support the future Multi-Domain Operations. The support will consist of providing the high-level architectural overviews, dashboards, and heat maps to support gap/overlap analysis and coherence between multiple programs and initiatives; provide reusable architectural building blocks shared across multiple capability architectures, and support multiple capability architecture teams within HQ SACT with common processes, templates, guidelines, tools, and reports.Will conduct a critical analysis and review of existing and under-development enterprise and capability architectures in order to gain a big picture perspective of architecture maturity across multiple projects. Develop and maintain an overarching strategic Enterprise Architecture overview linking existing program capability architectures, and support architectural coherence of multiple Capability Programs. Support data integration and advanced Business Intelligence reporting based on architectural data, requirements, and program data and creation of reports, dashboards, and heatmaps on their connections, overlaps, and gaps. Present architectural information in various formats appropriate for non-technical stakeholders and leadership, and provide architectural guidance to capability architects, program directors, and requirements managers. Support program and project planning activities to ensure they take into account the architectural dependencies. Support capability architects to ensure consistency of design and adherence to appropriate architectural standards and to the Enterprise Architecture. Develop, configure, and maintain templates, guides, HOW TO documents and reports for Enterprise Architecture and Capability Architectures, following ArchiMate and NATO Architectural Framework 3 (NAF3) guidelines and best practices. Configure, integrate, and maintain architectural tools and shared repositories maintaining a library of reusable Architectural Building Blocks (e.g. taxonomies, reference architectures) to be used across enterprise and capability architectures.  
Category
Data Science & Analytics
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
The HQ SACT requires support in establishing the Enterprise Architecture function and reporting about on-going and future programs and initiatives delivering the Digital Transformation Implementation Strategy. The HQ SACT is responsible for capturing capability requirements developing capability architectures in support of the different NATO modernization and transformation programs. The support will consist of consolidating architectural data across multiple sources (e.g. specialized architectural tools and repositories, requirements management tools, project and portfolio management tools) to create reports, presentations and interactive web-published dashboards and heat maps illustrating architectural scope, connections, overlaps, gaps, and delivery progress of multiple programs and projects. Will gather and analyze data related to enterprise architecture and capability architectures, including data on capabilities, processes, data flows, requirements, and program portfolio.  You will create architectural dashboards and heat maps, use data to visualize the architecture maturity, architectural links, and gaps between initiatives, requirements fulfilment, status of programs and projects, and identify potential risks and bottlenecks. Utilize data to create architectural roadmaps for capability development, and identify the capabilities to support future initiatives and NATO Digital Transformation. Collaborate with enterprise architects and capability architects to develop and implement data-driven architecture strategies. Work closely with the architects to understand their needs and deliver actionable insights.  Integrate data sources relevant for the enterprise architecture (capability architectures, taxonomies, requirements, and program/project information). Develop, construct, test, and maintain data pipelines and data processing tools such as databases, data warehouses and ETLs. Transform data into formats that can be easily analyzed by developing, maintaining, and testing infrastructures for data generation. Configure, integrate, and maintain data integration and analytics tools and shared repositories (e.g. PowerBI, KNIME, SQL Server and other DBMS’, SharePoint). Will improve data quality and efficiency, support evaluation of capability requirements and objectives and their delivery status, and perform additional tasks as required by the COTR related to the labor category. This role is a hybrid of data analysis and data engineering, and will require you to have skills in both areas.
Category
Data Science & Analytics
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
The exploitation of cyberspace as a domain of operations presents an increasingly growing challenge for the Alliance. Gaining the ability to plan, conduct, and assess military operations in cyberspace requires, therefore, the development of new concepts and capabilities, notably in the area of cyberspace resilience, mission assurance, Situational Awareness (SA), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), or C3 (Consultation, Command & Control), to name a few. Cyberspace concepts need to be validated and tested to inform warfare and capability development through different methods/mechanisms such as comparative analysis, demonstration, wargaming, and experimentation, based on robust validation methodologies. This role will support ACT’s Cyberspace Branch for the validation of concepts for cyberspace operations as well as related strategies and capabilities. Will apply expertise in network security, cybersecurity, hardware/software integration, technical infrastructure implementation (Virtual Machines, VPNs, server configuration and administration, etc.). The successful candidate will support the Technical Director and the experimentation community in the review and selection of cyberspace concepts that require validation/experimentation, with a maximum of, approximately, three or four experiments per year. For each of those experiments: select the appropriate methods/mechanisms for concept validation, including, but not limited to, analysis, demonstration, verification, or operational/technical validation, to be conducted using a variety of means such as prototypes experimentation, table-top exercises, wargames, among other options. For each experiment, develop the experiment plan, which shall be described in terms of background, objectives, hypothesis, metrics, success criteria, constraints, and other applicable considerations. The individual experiment plan will usually have to be coordinated with the hosting exercise/venue experimentation plan. Assemble, coordinate, and inform the experiment Community of Interest (which includes NATO organizations, nations, Cyber Range, industry, and academia). Ensure availability of technical knowledge/support and required infrastructure (cyber range, hardware/software, configurations, supplies, etc.) for the successful execution of the campaign. Responsible for or support the development of stand-alone or cyber range-hosted infrastructure (HW/SW), centralized or distributed, as well as facilitate or support its configuration, verification, and testing. Apply in-depth expertise in working with real servers and virtual machines, VPNs, network configuration and administration, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, SIEMs, etc. Prepare briefings and other communication materials (flyers, posters, etc.), and deliver presentations. Coordinate and support the experiment execution, including coordination with the hosting/venue exercises plans and battle rhythms. Draft the final experiment report, based on achievement of pre-developed metrics and success criteria, with findings, analysis and recommendations. Will also support the Branch Head/Technical Director/Section Heads for other warfare development activities related to experimentation/concept validation (feasibility studies, concept to capability translation, capability analysis and systems engineering, etc.). Integrate and work along the cyberspace branch concept development Community of Interest, contributing to the development of methodologies and processes and supporting the development of synergies among all concept development activities. Attend, as required, meetings and conferences typically within NATO’s boundaries for up to 30 days per year.
Category
Cyber Security
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
ACT contributes to preserve the peace, security, and territorial integrity of Alliance member states by leading, at Strategic Command level, Warfare Development required to enhance NATO's posture, military structures, forces, capabilities, and doctrines. The Capability Development Directorate (CAPDEV) comprises two Divisions: Requirements and Capabilities. The Directorate supports SACT in its Capabilities Requirement Authority (CRA) role. It is responsible for a holistic through lifecycle Capability Development approach that infuses innovation and transformative efforts that are an integral part of the Warfare Development. This includes responsibilities for elicitation, development, capture and collection, quality review, traceability, and visibility of capability requirements. The Capabilities Division coordinates the development of capabilities from capability planning through acceptance and then disposal with the management entities, NATO Headquarters staff, and the NATO Governance Structure. This entails synchronizing horizontally across capabilities to achieve coherent efforts and outcomes.The Cyberspace Branch provides scientific, technical, and operational expertise for the development and continuous improvement of modern and agile Cyberspace capabilities, including Cyber Defense and enabling cryptographic infrastructure. The Cyber Capabilities Section leads the development and management of Capability Program Plans (CPPs) and monitors the delivery of program outcomes and benefits within scope, cost, and schedule tolerances. The Section leads the acceptance testing and documentation of assigned capabilities.This role will support Cyberspace Capability Development in the Cyber Capabilities Section within the Cyberspace Branch, which involves the coordination, in support of the Program Director, of the development and management of cyber CPPs to meet operational and capability requirements across DOTMLPFI3 aspects. The ideal candidate will contribute to the elicitation of operational requirements, translating the outputs of the Warfare Development Agenda activities to the ORS developed by ACO. Will coordinate the elicitation of the capability requirements with the Capability Requirement Managers and in coordination with the Capability Engineer. Based on the architecture and the DOTMLPFI analysis, coordinate with the Capability Engineer the scope of the programs to realize the expected benefits and coordinate with ACO the development of the Benefits Realization Plan of the programs. Develop and maintain a catalogue of program documents and their status, identify and map the interdependencies of the program with the adjacent programs, and identify the risks stemming from those interdependencies.  Within the context of capability development, identify, evaluate and plan mitigation actions for the risks to deliver the program benefits within scope, schedule and cost. Coordinate the development of the scope, cost, and schedule of each of the projects. Develop the program tolerances to cover the uncertainties of the program planning and the risks that were identified. Coordinate with the Project Management Office (PMO) in order to keep the PMO hub up to date and to provide the information needed to make informed management decisions at CMF level. Support Program Director and staff to review projects, or TBCE, before they are submitted for governance approval, to ensure compliance between implementation efforts and the overall capability program plans. Support the Program Director to ensure that ACT statements are provided to the Investment Committee during the screening process of the projects, funding requests, or exception reports. Collect and communicate lessons identified from the program management activities and propose actions to improve the day-to-day performance.  
Category
Cyber Security
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Based on the literature review (including results of studies conducted by ACT), as well as additional guidance from Cyberspace Branch Subject Matters Experts (SMEs), the successful candidate will develop a plan to implement CySA concept in support of capability development efforts, notably for the Capability Program Plan (CPP). Will provide engineering support to capability development activities related to CySA concept implementation: inter alia capability requirements identification and definition across all DOTMLPFI2 aspects, Analyses of Alternatives (AoA), architecture development, Information Exchange Requirements (IERs) definition, interoperability assessment. Will maintain relevant Communities of Interest (NATO, nations, industry, and academia) dedicated to the implementation of CySA concept: coordinate workshops, Request for Information (RFI), etc. to share/collect inputs from stakeholders, and provide support to update existing CySA concepts, as necessary. Based on the experience with CySA concept implementation, develop strategies, plans and procedures that will inform future concept implementation effort within cyberspace domain in support of capability development. Support and contribute to other warfare development activities related to concept implementation and engineering (feasibility studies, experimentation, etc.). Will directly support the Branch Head/Technical Director/Section Heads and travel to meetings and conferences both within and outside NATO’s boundaries for up to 30 days per year, as required.
Category
Cyber Security
Security Clearance
NATO Secret (NS)
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The Aerospace Industrial Base Research Analyst will monitor and assess the industrial base dynamics affecting DoD aircraft and space programs. This includes industrial policy issues such as supply chain risk management (SCRM), geopolitical competition, and market trends. Will perform quantitative research and data analysis of the aerospace sector and remain informed of market influences, trends, and domestic and global events that may impact outcomes within the portfolio. Key responsibilities include performing research, developing reports, briefings, information papers, talking points, and Congressional response products to inform and prepare senior leaders to advocate for DoD equities. Will also coordinate with the Joint Industrial Base Working Group (JIBWG) and other intra- and inter-agency working groups. 
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Dahlgren
Future Capabilities Planning for the Integrated Combat System and Aegis Weapon System (AWS) programs with Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability.  Provide senior systems engineering support to NSWCDD Integrated Combat Systems Department’s (V Department) Future Capabilities Division providing technical support for both development and in service programs. This may include:  1) Leveraging technical knowledge of background USN program experience in conducting gap analyses on current systems and threats and provide insight on open computer program issues, technical briefs, and data analysis results and provide sound technical and programmatic recommendations to baseline senior leadership, 2) Communicating NSWCDD status, risks, and schedules with program office sponsors and also down flowing information to NSWCDD program team members and different organizations, 3) Researching and analyzing potential capabilities addressing capability gaps, 4) Support combat system level requirements development, utilize model-based systems engineering techniques/tools and collaboration between PARMs, and 5) Coordinating investigation and response of issues reported by the USN fleet for applicable programs.
Category
Systems Engineering: Acquisition
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-DC
This position involves clear communications to group, division and department leadership related to the coordination and support of classified and unclassified visitors and meetings, as well as any new security training initiatives. Additionally, this role will entail efforts to include facilitating forms processing, calendar coordination, regular deliverables input, and team events. The position will have two primary functions, Administrative Assistant and Off-Site Security Representative (OSSR).  The candidate will work across the Division and Company with other Administrative Assistants and Security Personnel to support Division meeting coordination and security requirements. This is a high visibility, high impact role. The person filling this position will sit in Reception at the SPA Maritime Plaza location and ensure SPA presents a professional and effective organization to visiting clients and partners. At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.  SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc. Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only.  Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations. Washington, DC Pay Transparency Range: $60,000-80,000/year.
Category
Administrative Services/Support
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Expected Contributions and Responsibilities- Reconcile labor each payroll cycle.- Responsible for registration and oversight of multi-state payroll compliance and filings.- Assist with compliance of all Payroll and Timekeeping with GAAP, CAS, and the FAR.- Supervise the bi-monthly & monthly payrolls with multiple states, including full execution of the payroll and related processes, as well as process international payroll.- Ensure employee payroll records are accurately maintained in the respective systems.- Assist with the completion of the annual Incurred Cost Submission and own Schedule L.- Assist in the annual budget process and provide support as necessary.- Assist with and ensure all audit requests are provided timely and accurately from the payroll team.- Maintain the monthly reconciliation of all respective general ledger accounts and resolve variances timely.- Manage one or more payroll staff members with varied backgrounds.- Perform account research and ad-hoc accounting/reporting/administrative tasks.- Collaborate with the HR team to manage the annual 401K audit from a Payroll perspective. - Other duties as assigned.
Category
Accounting/Finance
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade | US-VA-Chantilly
Recognized as a Subject Matter Expert exhibiting a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness; applies and/or develops highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories, and concepts; often acts independently to resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational programs; plans programs and recommends technological application programs to accomplish long range objectives; self-supervised; supervises and provides managerial/leadership skills or provides corporate operational functions.At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain the top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.   Duties include:- Provide objective information and analysis supporting decision making on cyber-relevant Science and Technology (S&T) capability development and integration activities.- Ensure capabilities being developed meet operator requirements and SCO programmatic schedule.- Assist with engineering review tasks including Developmental Test, Operational Test & Evaluation, and Operational Acceptance.- Prepare and deliver executive level briefings, reports, and summary papers; explain complex concepts in relatively simple language; summarize key decisions; and provide recommendations supported by analysis.- Assist in answering OSD coordination actions.- Provide coordinating support to other SCO efforts.
Category
Scientist
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI with CI Poly
Level
Senior