Systems Engineer for Exciting New Mission - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking experienced professionals to join the National Security Group (NSG).  NSG provides specialized program management, engineering, analysis and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air and on the ground.
NSG has openings for multiple Systems Engineers to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. The customer is developing next-generation of space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions. 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems
  • Perform systems engineering and integration for space borne payloads, entire space systems, ground systems, Information Technology (IT) systems, or a combination
  • Perform systems engineering analysis of systems to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal
  • Convert product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications including the use of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches and tools
  • Explore and develop new missions, operational concepts (CONOPs), mission threads, and architectures to solve some of the hardest intelligence and defense problems
  • Develop and present training for new systems and capabilities being deployed
  • Ensure research and development (R&D) efforts are planned and conducted on a sound engineering basis including management of technical risks
  • Review and assess development activities of contractors and Government labs
  • Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief government and industry as required


  • Bachelor degree in engineering, science, or related disciplines
  • 14 or more years of related experience with a Bachelor degree or 12 or more years of related experience with a Master degree
  • Experience with acquisition life cycle and requirements processes
  • Experience with schedule, technical, and risk aspects of space systems and/or ground systems
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications, and systems engineering modeling software
  • Aptitude for on-site Systems Engineering and Technical Advisor (SETA) work
  • Effective customer engagement, interpersonal communications, writing, and briefing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and team environment
  • Active TS/SCI with Poly

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in engineering, science, or related disciplines
  • Experience using MBSE approaches and tools in space systems and/or ground systems development programs, e.g., SysML, MBSEPak, Rhapsody, or MagicDraw
  • Experience in multiple phases of the life-cycle process and the systems engineering “V”
  • Experience with Department of Defense (DoD) or the Intelligence Community (IC) R&D organizations