System Engineer - Spectrum

Job Locations US-Remote
Systems Engineering: Acquisition
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. Objective. Responsive. Trusted.


SPA’s Sea Land Air (SLA) Division supports a diverse portfolio of national security government clients, including the Undersea Enterprise, the Navy Surface Community, the Navy MPTE Enterprise, the Air Force, Army, DoD Agencies, DARPA, international clients including the Canadian Navy and Australian Defence Force.  Our primary objective is to provide timely, objective and analytic assessments that integrate the policy, operational, technical, programmatic and acquisition aspects of our clients’ challenges.


Leveraging both in-domain and cross-domain expertise to maximize our clients’ success, SLA Division acts as trusted agents to senior decision-makers and key leaders and excels at providing data driven analytic insights, systems engineering, strategies and plans that address current and emerging challenges to national security.


You will serve as an adviser providing direct support to the Spectrum Program Manager within the Naval Systems Engineering & Logistics Directorate's (SEA 05) Integrated Warfare Systems Engineering (SEA 05H) office. SEA 05 is responsible for providing the engineering and scientific expertise, knowledge, and technical authority necessary to design, build, maintain, repair, modernize, certify, and dispose of the Navy's ships, submarines, and associated warfare systems.


You will be empowered to lead and act on behalf of the Program Manager ensuring the appropriate Spectrum and Systems Engineering processes and discipline is applied across multiple stakeholders. You will manage development of current and future feasibility studies for sharing federal spectrum, current and future spectrum pipeline plans, development and execution of current and future transition plans, supporting the Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR), and Non-SENSR efforts, and any current and future spectrum relocation efforts supports any and all Federal Agencies. You will join a high performing Government and contractor team regularly working with stakeholders from industry, the PEO, Warfare Centers, Navy Labs and University Affiliated Research Centers on complex issues facing the Spectrum Relocation Fund (SRF).


You may be expected to work on other radar development and integration tasks, such as providing support to the Navy's Future X-Band Radar program. 


Remote work is allowed in this position, however you must have the ability to occasionally travel to Washington, D.C.


At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.  


SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.  


The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience, including familiarity with electromagentic spectrum usage
  • The ability to attain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance


  • Engineering degree
  • Familiarity with the DoD Acquisition process


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