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Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

Company: SAIC
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID:


Date Posted: 2021-11-09
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No


SAIC is seeking experienced - Systems Engineers - on the Horizon Program to support to the - US Space Force (USSF) -in developing and deploying next-generation and advanced capability space systems under the Special Programs (SP) Directorate at the newly named Space Systems Command (SSC) and former Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in El Segundo

Positions are available at various levels and require an active TS/SCI Security Clearance in order to support SMC's portfolio of programs designed to gain, maintain and exploit space superiority in areas including space launch, global positioning, military space vehicle communications, defense meteorological space vehicles, range systems, space vehicle control networks, space-based infrared systems, and space situational awareness capabilities.

Ideal candidates will have experience interfacing with the government customer, managing technical programs and providing technical support throughout the engineering life cycle of operational and/or new start demonstration space and ground systems.

The following represents a general overview of duties and responsibilities.

Perform technical and program management support in the execution of technology development and fielding in accordance with the DoD 5000.02 framework

Assess program design and viability from a technical perspective

Coordinate Government activities and contractor, sub-contractor, and vendor oversight efforts throughout the system life cycle

Provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and requirements traceability

Perform and oversee concept of operations development, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architecture development, validation and verification, systems integration, system & operational performance analysis, - lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis, and physical configuration analysis (PCA)

Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

Perform and oversee functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications

Provide specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet the program needs, including present and future capacity requirements

Provide leadership advice on: acquisition strategies for next-generation systems; program execution issues and recommendations; strategic messaging to key operational and acquisition government, industry, and media stakeholders

Positions can be filled at a - Principal Systems Engineer (Level 4) -or - Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Level 5)

Salary Range offered is -based on experience level



Level 4 requires a BS Degree & 9+ years of related experience; 7 years with a Masters

Level 5 requires a BS Degree & 14+ years of related experience; 12 years with a Masters

Must have experience managing technical programs throughout the engineering life cycle with emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

Space / Ground Segment/Space Vehicle Systems Engineering, Design, and Architecture Development

Requirements and Verification

Specification Development

Interface Definition

Related Processes and Tools Development

Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division acquisition offices to accomplish projects for the Government program office

Ability to continually balance and adjust work priorities to meet short-term work suspense and rapidly evolving customer needs.

Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate to team members, customers, and suppliers

Must be able to work independently

Requires an active TS/SCI clearance or in-scope SSBI and be willing to consent to a polygraph examination

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced Degree

Test Systems Engineering

Demonstrated team leadership

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.

SAIC - is a premier Fortune 500 - technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com .

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