MDA Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking Systems Engineer to support our customer the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, AL. 

In this role you would support the Targets and Countermeasures IRBM/ICBM Program Management Office (TCI) Chief Systems Engineer by performing the following duties:

  • Coordinating and conducting IRBM/ICBM Target system requirements compliance analysis for CDRL deliverables, objective evidence for design, and other technical system and program documentation.
  • Managing the target system mission requirements baseline, design, and coordinating impacts with key stakeholders including the MDA test community, various TCI disciplines and subcontractors.
  • Represent TCI during meetings with the TC Project Office or MDA leadership, as directed.
  • Review performance, reports and deliverables from the prime contractor to assess and provide recommendations to the TCI Chief Systems Engineer.
  • Draft Technical Compliance documents, briefings, and White Papers as required.   
  • Must be capable of leading the planning and facilitation of TC ICBM design and manufacturing milestone reviews such as Mission System Requirements Reviews (MSRR), Mission Design Reviews (MDR) and Pre-Ship Readiness Reviews (PSRR), and supports the management and assessment of milestone objective evidence products.   


  • BA/BS in Engineering or Related Field, preferably Systems, Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering
  • 5+ years of related work experience 
  • DoD Active Secret Security Clearance.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Project. 
  • Experience developing executive-level documents, summaries, and briefings.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written communication skills are essential - demonstrated ability to write clearly, concisely with high quality standards. 
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing guidance and priorities.
  • Capable of implementing the systems engineering "V" process across a program acquisition life-cycle.
  • Capability to develop executive level documents, summaries, and briefings

Desired Qualifications


  • Understanding of MDA Systems Engineering practices and procedures.
  • Familiarity and experience with all elements of the BMDS Architecture: Sensors, Weapons, C2BMC, and Advanced Technology Programs and an understanding of the associated integration challenges.
  • Understanding of existing adversary threat environment and emerging capabilities.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop leadership/executive level briefing products.
  • Develop analysis and assessment methodologies and tools.