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Company: SPA
Location: Alexandria, VA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace



The Undersea Technology Analysis Group (UTAG) uses analytical techniques to assist top-level decision makers across the Navy and DoD policy, technology, acquisition and operational enterprises. Project teams use operations research, system engineering, modeling and simulation, interactive seminars, war-games, and field experiments to develop and assess strategies, plans and investments for future USW capabilities. This specific position supports government clients in the evaluation and assessment to address questions or characterize ballistic missile submarine vulnerabilities and associated mitigation concepts.  The candidate works closely with military and civilian analysts performing a range of assessments of ballistic missile submarine operations, mission accomplishment, and security. #IN123


The candidate will be responsible for assisting government clients in the analysis of complex issues related to submarine capability development, warfare analysis, security and survivability, and system acquisition. Duties include program planning, in-depth research, leading or working as a member of an integrated team, application of quantitative techniques (e.g., modeling and simulation (M&S), probability determination, performance measurement), and close government client engagement. The candidate will also be responsible for leveraging their recent submarine related operational experience(s) to provide and maintain subject matter expertise in USW mission areas, with a focus on the strategic deterrent mission.  The candidate will be asked to develop concepts of employment and concepts of operations and contribute to analytical white papers and briefs detailing assessments and evaluations of USW capabilities and concepts. Finally, the candidate will be accountable for producing and delivering high visibility, responsive products supporting senior DoD decision makers, as well quantitative and qualitative analysis products that enable development of government strategic priorities and program plans.


  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • 4+ years of experience in Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) Operations required.
  • Operational SSBN time underway is required.
  • SSBN Navigation Department experience required.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated performance in critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Must be experienced with Microsoft suite products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access).
  • Active Top Secret security clearance.



  • Analytical experience in investment prioritization or quantitative tradeoff analysis (DoD or other government).
  • Demonstrated performance in Military Research and Quantitative Analysis is a plus.
  • Experience in conducting submarine survivability and security assessments.
  • Experience in developing and delivering briefings and presentations to senior staff.
  • Experience in leading and/or managing complex efforts involving multiple performers.
  • Qualified Nuclear Engineer Officer.
  • Qualified Assistant Navigator
  • Submarine operational related shore command experience highly desired.
  • Experience with Submarine Force Operations and Planning (i.e., Commander Submarine Force Atlantic or Pacific, Commander Submarine Group 9 or 10). 

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