Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
ID
2020-4875
Category
Systems Engineering: Acquisition
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company headquartered in the Northern Virginia area just a few miles south of the Pentagon.  We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.

 

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.

 

Responsibilities

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) desires to hire a Systems Engineer in order to help Navy clients establish a technical infrastructure to oversee the fielding and readiness of Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) radars in surface Navy.  This fundamentally new architecture (for surface Navy) is represented by the Dual-Band Radar (DBR) on an aircraft carrier, the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR, AN/SPY-6) on Flight III Destroyers, and the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR)-and AMDR variant in two different configurations) on aircraft carriers, amphibious ships and future frigates.

 

Specifically, the individual will: 1) Provide independent analysis, technical studies engineering and technical services in the area of Systems Integration and Interoperability (SII) support, 2) Conduct systems engineering studies and recommendations for SII, 3) Provide analysis and documentation of system performance against threats, including, but not limited to: developing methods to defeat threats, interoperability resolutions and conducting modeling/simulation of all responses to counter the threats, 4) Evaluate the effectiveness of SII against the threats, 5) Document the capabilities and limitations of SII into the respective combat systems, 6) Monitor system tolerances and error budgets for all elements of SII into the respective combat systems, 7) Examine installation design and physical layout for reliability, ease of maintenance and suitability to perform equipment or system operational performance requirements, and 8) Review and provide recommendations for Ship Change Documents (SCDs), Ship Interface drawings (SIDs), Installation Control Drawings (ICDs), Bills of Material (BOMs), Technical Directives, Installation Data Package (IDP), and Installation Check Out (INCO) test packages.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in a relevant technical area
  • 10+ years of experience, including 1)  Operational surface Navy experience, 2)  Knowledge of advanced radar systems -- including Dual Band Radar (DNR) Technologies, 3) US Navy Shipbuilding and Original Equipment Manufacturers, and 4) Systems Integration and Interoperability
  • Expertise in planning, execution and reporting associated with the testing and evaluation of advanced technologies and the integration of such technologies in operational environments
  • Familiarity with Ship Change Documents (SCDs), Ship Interface drawings (SIDs), Installation Control Drawings (ICDs), Bills of Material (BOMs), Technical Directives, Installation Data Package (IDP), and Installation Check Out (INCO) test packages
  • Active Secret required. 

Desired

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering

 

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