Space Integration Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States


SAIC, the sole provider of the Remote Sensing (RS) Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) in El Segundo, CA has an immediate need for a Space Integration Systems Engineer with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) space-based systems. Candidate will provide SE&I Space integration support to the Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Directorate (SMC/RS). Candidate will primarily support documentation and management of payload to space to ground interfaces for new remote sensing systems. Candidate should have system acquisition, systems engineering lifecycle, architecture development, operations concept, requirements, and interface development and maturation experience for space and ground systems (especially at SMC). Major duties of the position include:

  • Providing architecture, operations concept, requirements, and interface control documentation support for integration of payload subsystems in development.
  • Leading interface trade studies in collaboration with development, operations, and sustainment stakeholders to evaluate and optimize interfaces in support of operational requirements.
  • Evaluating contractor architectures, operations concepts, specifications, and interface products for completeness and suitability.
  • Analyzing proposed changes to existing architectural, requirement, and interface control documentation under configuration control by SMC/RS.
  • Managing interdependencies, identifying disconnects, between current and future architectures, requirements, and interfaces, and resolving system issues.
  • Analyzing new and existing acquisition programs to identify and manage procurement and production of architectural products needed to support cybersecurity and system protection assessments.
  • Supporting the customer in defining, capturing, and maintaining the technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the system lifecycle and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed mitigation options.
  • Collaborating with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Air Force


  • Bachelor's degree in math, science, or engineering
  • Current DoD Secret Clearance
  • 15+ years of demonstrated systems engineering experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment of DoD space programs with a proven delivery record
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment, with space and ground systems (especially at SMC)
  • Experience with space system requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and a change board environment
  • Experience providing technical analyses, architecture trade studies, and program management support to a government customer
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams

Desired Qualifications


  • Advanced degree in math, science or engineering
  • Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) experience