Military Operations Principal Job at SAIC, Norfolk, VA

  • SAIC
  • Norfolk, VA

Job Description


SAIC is looking for a qualified individual to fill the role of Experiment Planner to support the  Naval Warfare Development Center, Norfolk, Virginia.


The candidate will work as an integral part of the Navy Warfare Development Center (NWDC) N8 Experimentation Directorate and provide planning, coordination, and facilitation of experiments/events conducted as part of the Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) Program and other DOD/DON experiments managed by NWDC. This position is located at Naval Warfare Development Center, Norfolk, Virginia .


  • Conduct experimentation event/initiative planning, design, and execution.
  • Develop final experiment reports based on analytical rigor.
  • Develop post-experiment doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) change recommendations.
  • Coordinate with principal FLEX stakeholders.
  • Assist and advise in aligning and coordinating experimentation initiatives with fleet events and venues.
  • Provide technical and tactical subject matter expertise to CPF and NWDC government and contractor leads for experimentation events/initiatives.
  • Assist in the development of experiment objectives, plans, and recommended courses of action throughout the event lifecycle.
  • Participate in all phases of experiments including assisting in the execution of the Concept Development Conference, Initial Planning Conference, Main Planning Conference, Final Planning Conference, Execution, and Post Execution activities.
  • Assist in experiment knowledge management using government provided portals or websites for event, initiative, and analysis document development.
  • Provide primary analysis support for fleet experiments including war games, tabletop analysis, Fleet Battle Experiments, fleet exercises and experiments, Limited Objective Experiments (LOEs) and joint experiments and exercises.
  • Conduct rigorous concept development analysis and evaluation, including examination of various proposals/positions or tests.
  • Review, collect, and research pertinent information resident in Fleet Experimentation Information Management System (FIMS) database.
  • Prepare and staff senior level (06/Flag/SES) correspondence and briefs.



  • Bachelor's degree and ten (10) years of experience; four (4) additional years of experience accepted in lieu of degree
  • E ducational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience
  • Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of naval warfare principles
  • Qualified candidates must have fleet operating, planning, and exercise experience
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications and have advanced writing skills. Candidate will draft and deliver reports for senior officers and executive civilians
  • Must be able to work in a team and individual environment
  • Travel may be required
  • Candidate MUST possess an ACTIVE TS/SCI clearance


  • Former or retired Naval officer with operational experience – air, surface, subsurface
  • Numbered Fleet experience desired
  • Master’s degree preferred with 8 or more years’ relevant experience
  • Advanced knowledge or experience with unmanned systems (UxS), intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) systems, fires, or naval weapons systems preferred

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Job Tags

Work experience placement, Flexible hours,

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