Launch Site SE&I Lead – Vandenberg AFB (VAFB) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States



SAIC is currently looking for a Systems Engineer to provide management and oversight of the launch site SE&I activities for the Launch Enterprise (LE) Directorate at SMC. This position is located at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Key aspects of this oversight will include the following:

• Launch Site Mission Assurance activities, in cooperation with FFRDC

• Launch Site scheduling

• Launch Site support:  safety, environmental, logistics, software, range support The Launch Site SE&I Lead – Vandenberg AFB (VAFB) will report directly to the LE SE&I Program Manager and serve as part of the Key Personnel leadership team for the effort. 

Job Specific Responsibilities:

• Lead activities based on sound engineering and acquisition practices

• Elicit and refine customer requirements

• Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints

• Performs Systems Engineering activities including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & operational performance analysis,  Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, and decision analysis.

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

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

• Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. 



TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.


Required Qualifications & Experience:

• Clearance level: DoD Top Secret / SCI

 Participated with senior managers to establish plans and objectives

• Ability to recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives 

Desired Education and Years of Experience:

• Bachelors (STEM) and nine (9) years or more of related experience

• Alternatives:

o Masters and seven (7) years or more of related experience

o PhD or JD and four (4) years or more of related experience 

Desired Certifications:

• INCOSE Certification

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

• Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious 

Desired Technology Experience:

• Launch Integration

• Space and Ground systems

• Launch Site activities