Spathe Systems

Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego | US-MS-Stennis Space Center | US-VA-Virginia Beach
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Spathe is currently searching for a Systems Engineer to join our team.


Spathe Systems is a rapidly growing SOF led, 8(a) defense contractor headquartered in Tampa, FL with offices in Fayetteville, NC and strategic partner locations in Virginia Beach and Coronado. As a small business with a tight knit family feel, Spathe empowers its employees to solve problems and make decisions.


The Systems Engineer (NE) performs tier three systems support in accordance with the SIE OPORD.  In addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Government’s software and hardware, Systems Engineers need advanced analytical, troubleshooting and design skills. The ability to communicate with technical and non-technical users also is essential. The Systems Engineer must be familiar with the systems engineering process and data as a fundamental building block for performance improvement. Participation in working groups, design reviews and system tests is required. Candidates will help generate assessments, as well as develop and implement actionable recommendations based on reviews. Candidates require extensive knowledge of the development process, including specification, documentation, and quality assurance. Because of the broad range of demands Systems Engineers must meet, candidates who have demonstrated strong project planning skills are preferred.


Typical duties include:

  • Developing, maintaining, and supporting technical infrastructure, hardware, and system software components

  • Performing installation, maintenance, and support of system software and hardware.

  • Performing user support

  • Configuring, debugging, and supporting multiple infrastructure platforms

  • Performing high-level root cause analysis in support of service interruption recovery, as well as creating and documenting preventive measures

  • Working as a strong team contributor, and providing technical expertise.

  • Staying abreast of emerging trends in information technology and helping shape the work for the Government.

  • Working with the Government to understand their requirements and evaluate possible technical solutions.


Clearance Required:

  • TS/SCI

Certification Requirements: 

  • An MCSE or other current certification relevant to the candidate’s work area

Experience Requirements

  • At least eight years of related experience

  • Ability to focus on engineering from a performance perspective

  • Expertise in a systems or application programming language (e.g., Java, C++)

  • Expertise in web-based frameworks (e.g., Java Enterprise Edition (JEE), .NET, JavaScript, JQuery)

  • Knowledge of data structures and relational database systems (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostGres)

  • Working knowledge of network and information exchange technologies (e.g., TCP/IP, RESTful, SOAP, HTTP)

  • Familiarity with system engineering processes and techniques

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

  • Strong technical writing skills

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Work Location:

  • Three locations – Coronado, California; Stennis, Mississippi; Little Creek Naval Base, Virginia


  • Up to 10% travel during the year.

Salary: 70k-120k



  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Paid time off

  • 11 paid holidays per year


Position ID: PS322SYE, PS345SYE, and PS376SYE


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