Hardware/Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


JOB DESCRIPTION: SAIC has an exciting opportunity for a Hardware/Systems Engineer with our Force Protection Lab (FPL) Systems Engineering Development Program. As part of the Force Protection Lab, you will be directly supporting the security and safety of the brave men and women serving our country.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: This position is for the Force Protection Lab (FPL), which provides system-of-systems engineering and integration solutions that protect and mitigate hostile actions against military personnel, resources and facilities. The FPL integrates commercial off-the-shelf sensors including chemical and biological, acoustical, radar and other sensors that are used by both terrestrial and unmanned aerial systems to improve facility monitoring. The FPL's expertise in modeling, simulation, system integration and software engineering delivers systems and software to provide increased situational awareness, enhanced standoff and security posture and deterrence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research embedded system components, designs and associated advances in computational technology.  Includes but not limited to: Network and video cards, microprocessors, microcontrollers, supercomputers, microcomputers, GPUs, firewalls, routers, switches and circuit design.
  • Analyze computer and network applications and identify alternative methods to improve/optimize established equipment, processes and/or procedures.  
  • Provide detailed theoretical and practical applications of potential solutions which may lead to evolutionary and/or revolutionary computing paradigm shifts.
  • Solve technical issues associated with operating systems, databases, Virtual Machines, message routing, and other IT related tasks.  
  • Support other individual and group tasks as assigned.
  • Quantify the costs and benefits associated with each detail oriented design/solution and be able to effectively organize, present and explain the results.   



  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field and 0 years of relevant experience working on computer/network infrastructure design and optimization.
  • Must be able pass background check and acquire a SECRET clearance.  
  • Experience research, design, test and/or evaluation experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of computer hardware design and performance as well as network architecture and routing.

Desired Qualifications

Valued Cross Domain Experience:
  • Interfacing with electronic interfaces (RS422, Ethernet, CAN Bus, servo motor controllers, etc.).
  • Developing schematics, parts lists, wiring diagrams and assembly diagrams. 
  • Selecting hardware to meet government/military production requirements.
  • Reviewing documents, and drawings produced by other engineers and drafting personnel.
  • Coordinating with various engineers across disciplines.
  • Performing checkout of equipment and developing and documenting associated procedures.