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Summer Internship – Programmer (SEAD/UTAG)
Req Code12-259
Job TypeInformation Assurance Analyst
LocationAlexandria, VA
The Undersea Technology Assessment Group 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 provides mature, turnkey products that reflect all of the factors important to decision makers. Our clients include Flag Officers, Senior Executives, and others who require robustly integrated support.
The ideal candidate will possess an interest in undersea warfare technology and a desire to solve difficult national security issues for the federal government. Coursework or experience in national security topics is also desired. Demonstrated skills at team-building, team leadership preferred.

• Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree (or higher level) program at an accredited college/university and have completed at least your sophomore year.
• Must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering.  
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work well within a team and with little supervision.
• Have a 3.0/4.0 overall GPA.
• Excellent proficiency in SQL, Microsoft Access, VBA and Excel (including the use of macros).
• Expertise in utilizing C++ programming (or other object oriented language).
• Experience in applying analytical methods to address complex problems.
• Ability to display analysis results using innovative and creative graphics.
• Acute attention to detail.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• U.S. citizenship and meet eligibility requirements for access to Secret level information.
Job Description:
Assist in the visualization of current technologies and how they integrate with Undersea Warfare (USW) capability requirements.  Participate in the support of development of an unmanned systems war room. The individual will gain knowledge of defense technologies and unmanned systems.  The primary project will involve the integration of unmanned technologies, host platforms, and capability requirements. The work involves research regarding the technologies' intended use, platform integration, requirements, and cost. Particular focus will be given to integrating the Navy's unmanned technologies with the platform in categories such as navigation, communications, and data transfer and articulating the integration plan to senior Navy leadership.

Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Successful candidates will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship required.

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Attention: Human Resources
2001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311-1739
FAX: 703-399-7350
SPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans)

In addition to professionally rewarding challenges, SPA employees also enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes insurance, leave, parking, and more, plus a generous qualified 401(k) plan.