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.
As a Full Stack Software Engineer at SPA, you will be assigned to support the US Space Force’s Space Systems Command, Operational Command and Control Acquisition Delta, known as Kobayashi Maru. Kobayashi Maru is responsible for continuously delivering impactful software for space operations. The program office’s mission includes the development and deployment of software for space defense, space domain awareness, and enabling data services.
- Contribute to the successful development and deployment of software capabilities using Agile, DevSecOps, User-Centered Design, Extreme Programming, and Test-Driven Development techniques;
Ship thin slices of the most value-added software capabilities in every 90-day Program Increment, which is broken down into weekly sprints;
Become a key member of an existing Product Team, which may include up to 7 other members representing a mix of Product Managers, Product Designers, and other Full Stack Software Engineers;
Implement user stories from the product backlog via daily Pair Programming with the other engineers on your team;
Participate and facilitate various Agile ceremonies, to include but not limited to daily stand up, collection of user feedback, sprint/iteration planning, duration planning, retrospectives, grooming of the product backlog, defining the product roadmap, meeting performance metrics, and reporting status of progress and blockers.
- Write well-documented, high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code;
Perform independent research to understand the users’ requirements as it relates to the space industry and its unique mission area;
Perform code reviews, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting throughout the software development lifecycle;
Design, develop, and deploy cloud native applications with a focus on availability, low latency, and scalability;
Interface the cyber, toolchain, test, data, and platform teams to ensure the deliver software aligns with the defined path to production;
Continuously refine your craft and stay up to date on the latest technologies.
This is a hybrid position. You may primarily work remotely but will be expected to work on-site with the Government customer at an off-Base location in El Segundo, CA at least 1 – 2 days per week due to the fast pace, quick-turn nature of the job and the persistent need to access secure networks. You should reside within comfortable driving distance to the El Segundo, CA area.
Minimum 6 years of experience shipping production ready software
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or STEM from an accredited institution
- US Citizenship is required
Your resume must demonstrate experience:
Successfully delivering complex production software and applications for medium to large size businesses
Performing coding, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting at various stages in the software development lifecycle
Deep hands-on software development and programming technical expertise in a highly collaborative, Agile environment
Backend Experience with Java, Kotlin, Gradle, and Spring Boot
- Running software in Linux environments
- Familiarity with Kubernetes, Azure, and Hybrid Cloud Environment
Possession of a current Secret Clearance
Scrum Certified or equivalent Agile certification
, 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.
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.
Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as market and business
considerations. California Pay Transparency Range: 120k - 185k