Principal Hardware Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States


Join SAIC's team that supports the Operations, Maintenance, and Sustainment (OM&S) of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex (NCMC) – Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (NCMC-ITW/AA) And Space Support Contract II (NISSC II).  This position is contingent upon award of contract.


The NISSC II effort establishes requirements for OM&S that support classified communications and processing for Command and Control (C2) capability in organizational work centers at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS), Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB), Colorado.  The NISSC II OM&S TO also establish requirements for operations and maintenance support for the CMAFS Information Systems Infrastructure.   


SAIC is seeking Principal Hardware Engineers to support installation, operations, maintenance, repairs, and modification of equipment in support of 24X7 Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) Mission Maintenance work center by performing a variety of management, maintenance and technical support on products such as equipment, cabling, of integrated systems, and subsystems,.


Qualified candidates must have the ability to provide Infrastructure Cable O&M support services to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS).  Duties range from on-the ground technician support to management of technical teams overseeing the hardware engineering teams. Must conduct technical analysis of product implementations, modifications and enhancements IAW specific customer specifications, troubleshoot technical problems and issues, determines technical solution IAW product and customer specifications, and recommend courses of actions to customer representatives. Assess product needs IAW customer specifications.


Additional responsibilities outlined below:

  • Perform or oversee maintenance on various mission systems within CMAFS mission centers.

  • Meeting response times for failures and ensuring scheduled tasks are completed.

  • Identifying, troubleshooting, and repairing failed equipment and deficiencies.

  • Coordinating maintenance actions with 21CS Systems Center, Comm Focal Point, & CMAC crew

  • Posting Technical Operations (TO) changes

  • Performing Preventive Maintenance and Corrosion Control Inspections; documenting any deficiencies noted

  • Generating maintenance incident reports to IRs to identify, document, and track system issues and anomalies.

  • Perform Special Project lead duties, where applicable, to focus on safe daily operations, oversee new project implementation and delivery.

  • Coordinate and assist in scheduling all Quality Control inspections of cable and equipment installation/removal projects.

  • Assist with configuration control for all network communication cable, infrastructure and conveyances for Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS)

  • Provide technical solution with cost and labor hour estimates.

  • Prepare Bill of Materials (BOM), process Purchase Requests (PR) and request quotes from vendors as required

  • Add note and comments to the Work Order Management system (WOMS/EWOMS) and other C4 systems requirements documentation

  • Review and update drawings, S-Plans or new installation documents and provide comments and feedback

  • Maintain cable installation records and schematics using customer provided database

  • Schedule and assist with maintenance of underground, buried, and aerial copper core and fiber-optic cables supporting command, control, communications, and computer systems.

  • Process civil engineer work clearance requests by locating and marking underground 21CS communication cabling

  • Operate hand tools, power tools, flukes, and other test equipment, auxiliary equipment, forklift, Kubota and other government/Lockheed Martin vehicles during day-to-day activities

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and replace fiber-optic cables associated with modems, transmitters and mux devices


  • TS/SCI clearance required.

  • Ability to ensure all hardware availability in support of the Air, Missile, and Space warning missions. Candidate will work on a 24X7 crew and is responsible for a variety of CMAFS Combatant Commanders Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S) hardware maintenance systems for all CMAFS mission centers.

  • Must have excellent technical and communications skills to effectively interface with internal and external customers at all levels.

  • Must be able to work in a high visibility environment, focused on 24X7 mission availability, and quickly respond to customer direction/requests.

  • Familiarity with military customs and courtesies desired.

  • Functional Manager focusing on daily operation and maintenance duties as well as new projects.

  • 5+ years (depending on position) of experience in cable maintenance environment or a related field

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • IP LAN/WAN Networking design.

  • Fiber Optic Backbone Experience

  • DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Experience

  • Hardware document control experience

  • Experience in cable plant design (Fiber Optic, Ethernet, RF, etc.)

  • Electrical engineering experience like power analysis, power and signal cabling, etc.

  • Experience with managing and updating Bill of Materials

  • Experience with supporting Operations and Maintenance Flight requirements.

  • Experience working in a mixed (Government and contractor) crew environment and adhere to a mission critical schedule. Willing and able to work 24x7 as necessary.

  • Experience with ITW/AA mission systems in CMAFB