Advanced Concepts Group SETA Lead - TS/SCI Cleared - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer Technical Advisor (SETA) for our GED GEOINT Ground Program office to fill a critical position on the LANDMARK AOS program. LANDMARK AOS is a large SETA contract responsible for the complete end-to-end life cycle of the customer's Ground Enterprise. 

The position is the lead SETA for the Advanced Concepts Group (ACG). The candidate will provide technical support to facilitate the development of GEOINT capabilities cooperatively with development contractors and mission partners to optimize mission success.

Key functions include:

  • Interface directly with development Prime Contractors in the role of oversight, monitoring of software development and integration activities and ensuring alignment with Government requirements and objectives
  • Retain cognizance of wide variety of GEOINT mission projects including, technical baseline, project schedules, dependencies, risks and cost
  • Advise Senior and Mid-Level managers on architectural decisions to include investment strategies, acquisition portfolio priorities, risk assessment of project execution 
  • Conduct Strategic planning for both mission architecture needs (technical trade studies, definition of future architecture planning, software service recommendations etc.) and programmatic (Program Budget Guidance, cost estimation, generation of acquisition schedules)
  • Accomplish performance assessment and provide estimates of cost, schedule and risk impacts to existing Ground architecture implementations
  • Provide technical and cost assessment of vendor proposals, review technical reports, design artifacts and program plans
You will work side-by-side with the other LANDMARK AOS staff comprised of world class System Engineers, Acquisition Engineers and Domain Experts to lead the customer in acquiring modern processing applications. This position offers growth opportunities not only within the LANDMARK AOS program, but within SAIC.


  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance CI polygraph 
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math or equivalent technical degree or related technical discipline
  • 14+ years in support of Intelligence Community's (IC) GEOINT systems and capability development
  • Strong technical fundamentals of Intelligence Community (IC) GEOINT systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of GEOINT mission user needs and operational environments 
  • Strong understanding of overhead collection, processing architecture, and systems
  • Experience developing or supporting the development of processing capabilities for GEOINT systems 
  • Experience in acquisition of IC / DoD systems; knowledge of acquisition roles, processes and/or experience in IC / DoD Project or Program Management
  • Domain knowledge in Ground Software, Space Development Programs or Mission Operations programs
  • Ability to distill complex problems into digestible structures/formats

Desired Qualifications


  • Working knowledge of the operations of GEOINT and associated scheduling, tasking and/or mission management functions
  • Demonstrable understanding of planning, scheduling and mission management technologies
  • Experience working within or closely with Acquisition Offices; SETA and/or SE&I experience
  • Specific IC Customer experience