Senior Military Operations Analyst - Naval Surface Warfare Officer
at Systems Planning and Analysis

Date Posted: 5/8/2020

Job Description


The Australian Maritime Analysis Group provides senior decision makers within the Australian Defence Force and 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. #CJ


Responsible for leading a small team of analysts in providing decision support analysis for senior decision makers.  Developing innovative concepts of operations and capability plans.  Translating plans into detailed written and graphical descriptions used to develop and support tactical, operational and strategic surface and undersea warfare analysis.  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. Development and employment of modeling and simulation analysis tools. 

Opportunities for international travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as Operations Research, Mathematics, Engineering, or Physics. May substitute a non-technical degree with demonstrated technical acumen.
  • 10+ years of Surface warfare experience, including  FFG, CG or DDG command.
  • Experience with Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and/or Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW).
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills, and capable of professionally addressing questions and issues from senior military and civilian executives.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications

  • Current DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Experience in military operations analysis, including requirements definition, conduct of analyses of alternatives, and the JCIDS process.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead teams developing rigorous analytic solutions to top-level Navy issues.

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Experienced. Creative. Self-starters. These are the kinds of people that SPA recruits and hires. We hire for the long term and seek people with diverse backgrounds and experience in technical fields, operations, program management, policy and business. Our culture requires the ability to work in teams, individual initiative, integrity and strong personal ethics. If you have a passion for doing important work that matters to our nation, there may be a place for you at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

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