Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Systems Engineer

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


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. 


CSD San Diego maintains a broad understanding of U.S. Navy (ISR), Information Operations (IO), Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC), other C4I systems and their interrelationships.



Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) desires to hire a Systems Engineer who is responsible for systems engineering support to meet statutory, regulatory, and programmatic requirements in accordance with the DoD and US Navy Directive 5000 series. 


Specific tasks include:  1)  Coordinate and support program modernization and configuration management, 2) Coordinate program activities with TYCOMs, Fleets, NIWC PAC, NAVWAR and other stakeholders, 3)  Prepare reports of findings and make recommendations for corrections or resolution of emergent technical issues, 4) Prepare briefs, reports, and correspondence for internal and external stakeholders and partners, and 5) Plan and support Government-led Independent Technical Evaluations and Systems Engineering Technical Reviews in support of acquisition decision milestones.



  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in a relevant technical area
  • 8-10 years of experience, including 1)  DoD and US Navy systems engineering process, policies, and procedures in support of acquisition programs, 2)  C4I systems, 3) Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and/or Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC) Systems Engineering Processes as well as experience in supporting modernization and configuration management efforts for acquisition programs of record within NAVWAR or NIWC PAC
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - products and report generation
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance is required. 


  • TS/SCI
  • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) or Senior Systems Engineering Professional (SSEP)
  • MBSE related certification
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in Engineering, Test and Evaluation, or Information Technology



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