Operations Research / Systems Analyst


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA: Objective. Responsive. Trusted.

SPA's Operations Research and Cyber Analysis (ORCA) team is seeking an entry-level Operations and Systems Analyst. SPA employs its simulation system products in support of operations, experimentation, and the acquisition analysis process. Operations and Systems Analysts apply Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) principles and tools to identify and analyze trends in big data to solve real-world problems. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team; training will be provided.


The successful candidate will participate in project teams to:

Assist in the analysis of the performance of DoD programs and systems

Conduct data collection and specification reviews

Assist in the design and develop system-of-systems models using commercial and proprietary MBSE tools and execute modeling and simulation analysis

Perform post-processing data analysis and interpretation

Assist in the preparation of deliverables to include presentations and written reports of findings and recommendations

Participate in customer meetings and briefings

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.

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.

Salary pay range: $95,000-$125,000


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in math, engineering, physical science, operations research, data science, or a related field

At least 3 years’ professional experience in data analysis using modeling and simulation (M&S) tools via academia, industry, government, or military service.

Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

Desired Qualifications

Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills; a short technical presentation will be part of the interview process

Ability to be collaborate within and across project teams

Ability to develop and apply logical and methodical analytic approaches to problem solving

Familiarity or experience with analysis using commercial MBSE tools (e.g. Cameo, MagicDraw, Sparks EA)

Job Type
Full Time
12 days ago

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