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



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 Undersea Technology Analysis Group (UTAG) within SPA supports the Navy and other government organizations with timely and objective capability assessments, technology evaluations, and strategic planning that integrate the technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business aspects of undersea warfare (USW) and broader Navy issues. UTAG in collaboration with the Cross Domain Warfare Analysis Group (CDAG) and the Australian Maritime Analysis Group (AMAG) provide mature, turnkey products that reflect all of the factors important to decision makers. Our clients include U.S. Navy Flag Officers/Senior Executives and others who require robustly integrated support.


SPA has a near term need for a Technical Program Analyst


The candidate will conduct analysis to inform decisions by U.S. Navy leadership regarding current and future undersea programs.  They will be required to learn and understand different aspects of submarine systems, technology development, operations, emerging threats, and programmatic considerations.  The candidate will apply operations research techniques to investigate operational tactics and capabilities.  They will conduct modeling and simulation in support of military utility analysis.  Their model development support may include CONOPs development, metrics identification, coding, Q&A, validation, output design, and post processing analysis.   Candidate will work in coordinated teams in the development of integrated assessment products.  This analysis will identify capability needs, key performance parameters, and inform programmatic decisions for U.S. Navy leadership.  


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics).
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to summarize and communicate complex ideas and analytical findings to a variety of stakeholder audiences.

• Demonstrated strong skills in research, writing, critical thinking, and analysis.

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Must be effective and comfortable working both independently and in a collaborative group environment.
• Active Secret Security DoD clearance.


Desired Qualifications: 

• At least one internship in a relevant field and completion of basic Defense Acquisition University (DAU) course(s) are strongly preferred.

• Experience in mathematical modeling and simulation.

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