Job Description


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 has an immediate need for a Data Scientist who can work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of programs, perform all functional duties independently, and oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.


The successful candidate will be expected to provide advanced analytical support to SPA customers in the national security and homeland defense mission spaces, applying rational, systematic, science-based techniques, and critical thinking to help inform and improve decision-making. Candidates will be expected to apply principles of mathematics and statistics, computer science, software development, and the latest technologies to design and implement an analytical infrastructure and tools, workflow processes, and complex data visualizations.

The candidate may be required to, design and execute analytical methodologies leveraging modern tools accented with personal innovation, use a variety of analytic tools and techniques to evaluate data and recommend actions to overcome challenges. Effectively communicate data and analytic related topics to technical and non-technical audiences. Develop or adopt data standards and frameworks to collect, integrate and link, and manage data. Implement data exploration techniques, analytical methods, operations research, and modeling and simulation tools to support program execution. Develop, deploy, manage,, and document models and analytic methods. Create software code to extract and transform data for use in analysis. Develop automated analytic algorithms to assist with data management. Develop plans of action and timetables in order to meet established deadlines.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree.
  • 10+ years’ of full-time professional experience in data science, data analysis and/or data visualization.
  • Experience in assisting with the development of professional reports to impact decision-making.
  • U.S. Citizen.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Top Secret Clearance.
  • Advanced Degree.
  • Expertise with at least one programming or query language such as R, Python, SQL, or Cypher.Proficiency with relational databases or NoSQL database and previous experience working with a government agency.

Company Info.

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Systems Planning and Analysis Inc. (SPA) provides timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national security objectives. We expand our capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our Nation and will always adhere to our core values of quality, integrity and honesty as we promote an environment of innovation and collaboration.

  • Industry
    Information Technology
  • No. of Employees
  • Location
    Alexandria, VA, USA
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