Principal Systems Engineer (AFC) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer (AFC) in Austin, TX to support Army Futures Command (AFC). 


We are seeking an energetic Systems Engineer with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities in the modernization of the US Army. The customer organization we support provides the enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that will determine the future integrated systems in the US Army.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Working across multiple Offices and Organizations to identify and define needs

  • Identifying and defining future capability and interoperability needs

  • Identifying key architecture and system level trades

  • Developing strategies in support of Department of Defense (DoD) architectures

  • Assessing the performance of current and future architecture concepts

  • Providing technical and programmatic guidance to the architecture and system level requirements process

  • Develop architecture models to capture the holistic view of the enterprise

  • Preparing briefings for senior decision makers


Required Education and Experience

  • HS Diploma and 24 years of experience or  Bachelor’s degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline with at least 20 years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree in STEM with 18 years of relevant experience or PhD with 16 years of relevant experience 

  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

  • Strong technical fundamentals in existing Army program (e.g. ground vehicles, air, missile defense, soldier systems)

  • Understanding of how to use architecting to support senior level enterprise decision making

  • Working knowledge/familiarity with architecture tools

  • Architecture domain understanding from a holistic enterprise perspective

  • Ability to recommend tradeoffs, impacts, and advancement

  • Experience in development and use of modeling for architecture solutions

  • Understanding of core systems engineering and analysis disciplines and processes

  • Experience with lifecycle readiness from System Requirements Review through system decommissioning

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Customer focused and capable of representing the customer in community forums