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Senior Wargame Planner

Job ID: 2116771
Location: PEARL CITY, HI, United States
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Modeling/Sim Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Wargame Planner  to join our team in support of work taking place at the USINDOPACOM and the K. Mark Takai Pacific Warfighting Center on Oahu, Hawaii. The successful candidate provides subject matter expertise (SME) and operational support in wargaming, wargaming analysis, joint simulations, scenarios, and issue identification/coordination/resolution. 

General Responsibilities

  • Coordinates with USINDOPACOM HQs stakeholders to build and maintain the Joint Planning Group (JPG) membership;
  • Coordinates across Components and other organizations to gain regional situational awareness for wargaming activities and guests to JPG meeting;
  • Schedules JPG meetings, build agenda, briefing products, and facilitation of JPG meetings;
  • Attends bi-weekly Defense Wargaming Alignment Group (DWAG) meetings, representing USINDOPACOM HQs interests;
  • Maintains USINDOPACOM HQs JPG Website;
  • Reviews DoD Wargaming Repository weekly, enter and update all USINDOPACOM activities, and generate regular reports providing analysis, insight, and key activities of interest to USINDOPACOM HQs leadership; and
  • Attends HQs JPG meetings and provide updates concerning the Wargaming JPG.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Teamwork:  Builds JPG products, wargaming products and works well with others to accomplish wargaming objectives; Shares best practices, expertise and SOPs, and builds a team environment to enable the organization and team to resolve challenges, conflicts, and problems; Leads efforts and is a positive force within the J32 and wargame JPG environment.
  • Leadership: Forms working groups and teams during JPG activities (planning and execution), facilitates stakeholder discussions, joint simulation requirements, and provides insight and updates to leadership to drive solutions, timelines, and project/event success.
  • Customer-focused:  Engaging stakeholders, planners, and SMEs weekly to drive wargaming analysis capabilities and HQs Wargame JPG objectives; Professional, addresses questions, problems, and issues promptly while keeping the team and leadership informed of the situation and any insights learned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience supporting distributed wargame/training exercises (Preferably in the INDOPACOM AOR.) Four (4) additional years of related experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience developing JPG products, SOPs, Wargame Products
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience establishing phased timelines and milestones for assigned wargame events and activities. 
  • Solid experience engaging with DWAG members, HQs, Components, and other organization’s stakeholders to facilitate Wargame JPG activities is a must.
  • Must be able to work with a diverse team of engineers, IT professionals, and operators.
  • Clearance Requirement: SECRET clearance required with ability to obtain a TOP SECRET / SCI security clearance.



COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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