Senior Operations Integration Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC, in support of the Remote Sensing (RS) Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team in Boulder, CO, has an immediate need for a Senior Operations Integration Systems Engineer. This individual will be a Senior Systems Engineer with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) Space-Based systems with extensive knowledge and experience in space ground system architecture development, integration of technology into existing space ground systems of record and transition of concepts to operational capabilities. Candidate will provide System Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support to the Space and Missile Center (SMC) Remote Sensing (RS) Directorate’s Tools, Applications, and Processing (TAP) Laboratory in Boulder, CO and integration support to the SMC/RS Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Battlespace Awareness Center (OBAC) at Buckley AFB, CO. Major duties of the position include:

  • Interfacing with a wide range of customers and stakeholders at various levels on a daily basis to support the analysis of data exploitation opportunities, development of potential solutions, and preparation of operations transition and integration-related briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of SMC/RS decision making
  • Supporting system engineering and integration planning for SMC/RS future ground, hardware, software, and application development
  • Analyzing / decomposing high-level strategic roadmaps & integrating into actionable program plans
  • Analyzing transition to operations plans and supporting transition reviews
  • Providing recommendations on transition, integration and operations strategies and technical implementation of future ground system and application development
  • Supporting certification of readiness to transition to operational capability
  • Interacting with contractor and government leads to ensure that system and interface requirements are consistent with planned ground transition and data exploitation program activities
  • Coordinating and executing integration activities including hardware, software, cybersecurity and network upgrades


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. BS in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Communications Engineering (technical), or similar
  • Top Secret with Current SSBI required
  • 9+ years of strong demonstrated system engineering experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment segments of a DoD program
  • Proven ability to provide technical analyses, program management insight and thought leadership to a government customer
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), project integration, schedule analysis and stakeholder processes
  • Broad knowledge and experience in Space systems (especially at SMC), OPIR systems, Weather systems, ground and space system acquisition, and system engineering processes
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment

Desired Qualifications


  • OPIR operations experience highly desired
  • Master’s Degree highly desired
  • Active TS/SCI highly desired