Featured Employee: Luke Koetje, Systems Integration Test Engineer

Jun 08, 2022 | Employee Spotlight | By: Tara Marta

Meet Luke Koetje

Luke is a Systems Integration Test Engineer at the PLEXSYS Headquarters in Camas, Washington. He served 11 honorable years in the United States Army as a Field Artillery Specialist and then as an Intelligence Non-Commissioned Officer. While in the Army, he finished two combat tours in Iraq and three tours in Afghanistan. With an additional tour of duty at the Republic of Korea near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

After the military, Luke worked for a robotics company as a field service engineer, where he provided Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) services to the Army. He deployed several more times to Iraq and Afghanistan and helped maintain high-resolution imagery cameras and imagery processing computing clusters.

Luke joined the PLEXSYS team in 2013 after deciding to settle down and leave the Middle East. He wanted more time at home but to continue working for the Department of Defense using his skills in military operations. PLEXSYS was a perfect fit for those goals.

“The culture here at PLEXSYS is great. There have been numerous times when I have needed to take care of family business or other non-work-related things, and it has never been a problem,” Said Luke. “PLEXSYS does work hard and play hard. Additionally, it is cool to see so many people here who work well together and are good friends outside the office.”

Luke is a University of Maryland graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity. He is a family man and loves to climb, mountaineer, hunt, ski, run, and play guitar when the weather doesn’t cooperate.