Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-DC
Systems Engineering: Design and Verification
Security Clearance Requirement
Regular Full-Time


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.  


The Integrated Warfare Systems Group (IWSG) focus is to provide engineering, technical and programmatic support to the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0) Directorate. Efforts include overarching program management, test and evaluation, systems engineering, operations analysis, systems integration, international, cyber security, IT network and programmatic support for over 25 PEO IWS 2.0 advanced radar, phased array radar, electronic warfare, electro-optic, advanced off-board electronic warfare/decoy and directed energy programs.


A hybrid work environment is expected but you must be able to regularly support work at our 20 M St. office in Washington, D.C. Regular travel (~5-10%) may be required in this position.


SPA is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to provide direct support to the Radar Technical Director within the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, Above Water Sensors & Lasers Directorate (PEO IWS 2.0). 


You will support the Radar Technical Director (TD) across a broad range of responsibilities including developing and updating requirements, tracking system performance issues and resolution, and coordinating systems engineering (SE) deliverables across multiple programs and projects. You will be expected to provide sound advice, recommendations, and solutions to emerging SE issues and topics. You must be able to assist with Navy radar and combat system topics, including comparing the combat system baselines’ architectural differences, examining the scaling of legacy radar and combat system capabilities, examining differences in operational control and configuration (e.g. integrated mission planning), and assisting with software baseline definition of SPY radars in the context of different combat system versions. 


A successful candidate will act on behalf of the Radar TD representing IWS 2.0 to stakeholders across government and industry. In addition to overarching Radar TD responsibilities, you will be directly involved in the development of the new Future X-Band Radar program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other related technical degree
  • At least 4 years of radar engineering experience
  • DoD Secret security clearance and the ability to maintain it


  • Master's of Science degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Foreign Military Sales experience
  • At least 10 years of engineering experience, including Program Office experience 


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