Launch Certification Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States



SAIC is currently looking for Launch Certification Engineers to support launch system SE&I activities for the Launch Enterprise (LE) Directorate at SMC. This position is located at LAAFB, El Segundo, CA. Key aspects of this role will include the following:

  • Support design reviews for new entrant launch providers

  • Support manufacturing and quality management supporting launch certification, including verification and validation of the “as-built” configuration of major components

  • Provide systems engineering support for certification projects, including risk management and certification status tracking

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead activities based on sound engineering and acquisition practices

  • Elicit and refine customer requirements

  • Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints

  • Performs Systems Engineering activities including: requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & operational performance analysis,  Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, and decision analysis. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications.  Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.   

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Clearance level: DoD Secret; TS/SCI desired

  • Participated with senior managers to establish plans and objectives

  • Ability to recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives

Desired Technology Experience:

  • Launch Vehicles and Subsystems (Avionics, Propulsion, Structures)

  • Space and Ground systems

  • Launch Site activities


Desired Education and Years of Experience

Bachelors (STEM) and nine (9) years or more of related experience


Masters and seven (7) years or more of related experience
PhD or JD and four (4) years or more of related experience