Expert Sensor Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States



SAIC has a new opportunity for a Sensor Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. This position will provide subject matter expertise to customers in remote sensing technology development, sensor-specific subsystem development, and new concept development. The successful applicant will work to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and technically challenging work. Qualified candidates must possess a TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.


Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team

  • Provide technical insight to sensor development

  • Make recommendations on component selection and packaging for low-SWAP (Space, Weight, and Power) systems, designed for stressing environments

  • Research state-of-the-art component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities

  • Evaluate concept designs and system integration strategies

  • Author system level requirements and coordinate proper decomposition to lower level requirements

  • Review development contractor’s documents and procedures, requirements flowdown, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success

  • Review program for high risk areas and recommend mitigation approaches

  • Conduct modeling and simulation exercises as needed

  • Collaborate with SETA team members, development contractors, and customer forums

  • Investigate innovative and emerging technologies to incorporate into analysis

  • Refine and develop measures of effectiveness, improvements to system environments, and creation of new procedures to support all facets of testing and operations

  • Conduct user outreach and research new concept designs to solve hard problems



Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:

  • Master of Science Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics, Doctor of Philosophy Degree preferred

  • 15+ years of related engineering experience in remote sensing systems

  • Experience across multiple types of sensors (e.g. acoustic, radio-frequency (RF), sonar, radar, ladar, lidar, electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), multi-spectral (MSI), hyperspectral (HSI), other unique concepts)

  • Experience with sensor development, specifically systems that require low-SWAP components and operation in stressing environments (e.g. high structural loads, wide variance in thermal loading, etc.)

  • Experience in concept development, requirements definition, and trade studies for innovative new systems

  • Experience with multiple types of platforms

  • Desired experience with sensor integration

  • Familiarity with system modeling

  • Familiarity with MATLAB, UNIX based scripting, and/or C++ programming.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working proficiency using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project

  • TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required

Desired Qualifications