Sr. Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Annapolis Junction
United States


Join SAIC, and help address the nation’s most pressing and complex challenges. SAIC works with our customers on missions that strengthen security and safety and protect the basic values of our society. We have an opening for a motivated, dedicated and energetic Senior Systems Engineer to support one of our Programs within the Intelligence Community in Annapolis Junction, MD.   


Position duties will include, but are not limited to:


The selected candidate(s) will support the following activities as they pertain to the design, development, deployment, and sustainment of enterprise systems:



  • Analysis of user requirements, development concepts of operations (CONOPS), and high-level systems architectures to develop system requirements specifications
  • Analysis of system requirements to facilitate design and development of systems
  • Guide users in formulating requirements and supports analysis of alternatives (AoA) and development of feasibility studies
  • Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology
  • Develops technical documentation, including, but not limited to, systems architecture and system design documents
  • Facilitates system development and implementation planning via assessments and/or preparation of system engineering management plans (SEMPs) and system integration and test plans
  • Works with customers to address technical considerations, problems, issues, and/or conflicts associated with systems designs and implementation




The following are required of all prospective candidate(s):

  • BS/BA degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Fourteen (14) years of systems engineering experience in mid- to large-size enterprise-level programs/contracts is required.
  • Five (5) additional years of systems engineering experience may be substituted for a BS/BA degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to derive and manage system requirements to ensure delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) - Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of systems engineering and related technical documentation, including system engineering plans, requirements specifications, interface control documents (ICDs), etc.
  • Support development of system and functional requirements and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components
  • Participate in integrated product teams (IPTs) to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of necessary development and operational considerations
  • Allocate real-time process and error budgets to systems and subsystems
  • Generate systems concepts, architectures, and design solutions, including alternatives for each
  • Define methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which systems, subsystems, and work products are verified against requirements
  • Develop system design solutions that satisfy system requirements and fulfill functional analyses
  • Review and provide input regarding program and contract work breakdown structures (WBS), work packages, and integrated master plans (IMPs)
  • Participate in interface definition, design, and configuration changes throughout systems design and development lifecycle
  • Derive stakeholder needs and functions from system requirements
  • Decompose high-level requirements into lower-level requirements that describe functional details of system components that ensure requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable
  • Participate in establishment and approval of systems, subsystems, and/or components under development to ensure a common reference point for hardware and software developers
  • Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services; Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms; and Security Mechanism Technology
  • Facilitate resolution of action items from engineering oversight boards, including configuration control boards (CCBs), program and technical reviews, etc., that require cross-discipline
  • Implement comprehensive SOA solutions coordination
  • Implement operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for  architectures using applicable DoDAF standards 
  • Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and  specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete
  • Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format, and store interface data in a commonly accessible repository 
  • Assess each risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan 
  • In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements 
  • Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions
  • Establish a process to formally and proactively control and manage changes to requirements, consider impacts prior to commitment to change, gain stakeholder buy-in, eliminate ambiguity, ensure traceability to source requirements, and track and settle open actions 
  • Manage and ensure the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually  updating it as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance 
  • Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes) 
  • Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and  testing of specific components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis 
  • Develop scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment, that satisfies operational, support, maintenance, and disposal needs 
  • Conduct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability, Survivability, Produceability, etc.) 
  • Establish and follow a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams, ensuring complete coverage of all interfaces

  • Top Secret/SCI with polygraph required.