Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Program Engineer/Architect

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Systems Engineering: Acquisition
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is constantly expanding our capabilities to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients while adhering to our core values, which include national service, trustworthiness, integrity and candor, broad expertise, stability and security, and teamwork. Our mission at SPA is to provide timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national security objectives. We believe we can best support our client by aligning everything we do with their critical missions with a focus on future needs.

SPA’s Emerging Markets Group is responsible for a broad range of analytical, systems engineering, independent assessments, strategic planning, and technology research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) programs in support of new SPA markets, as well as the company’s San Diego office and portfolio.

We are seeking candidates to support efforts in submarine communications engineering integration and security engineering. Initiatives will focus on the cybersecurity aspects of system design to robustly deal with cyber-related disruptions, minimizing misuse and malicious behavior, while supporting the warfighting operational tempo.


Successful candidates will 1) Evaluate a wide range of problems in the development, deployment, and improvement of information systems, networks, equipment, and hardware and software applications; 2) Identify advances in automation technologies, state-of-the-art equipment, and applications for incorporation into existing and proposed electronic information systems; 3) Evaluate in-house and contracted systems designs, interfaces, and integration work for effectiveness in resolving complex information systems and engineering requirements; and direct/conduct studies on cost, interoperability, industry trends, performance, reliability, and functionality of systems and networks.



  • At least 5 years supporting system engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Systems Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Computer Science, or Engineering
  • Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility
  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph
  • Ability to travel up to 10% (US only)


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