Overarching Systems Engineering Senior Hardware Engineer - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States


SAIC is seeking an Overarching Systems Engineering Senior Hardware Engineer to support installation, operations, maintenance, repairs, and modification of equipment in support of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS), by performing a variety of maintenance and technical support on products, such as equipment, integrated systems, and subsystems, and software at customer and field locations 24/7. 

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; Offutt AFB (OAFB), Nebraska; Vandenberg AFB (VAFB), California; and other sites, worldwide.  This specific position will have a place of performance in Colorado Springs.


The qualified candidate’s 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.


Specific duties, may include, but not be limited to:

  • Support customer’s overarching systems engineering requirements process include assisting in development of a Systems Engineering Master Plan and other related systems engineering documents.

  • Develop a SE Management Plan that includes processes to coordinate and control the SE discipline, system architecture integrity, quality design, and development/maintenance, integration, testing, and deployment of engineering artifacts

  • Develop, Deliver and/or maintain various SE DoDAF products

  • Perform documented and integrated systems engineering processes

  • Control processes to coordinate engineering discipline, quality design and development, integration, testing, and deployment of engineering artifacts

  • Make recommendations to improve software development methodologies with a goal to unify software development, software operations, and integrated security

  • Make recommendations to transition software development to continuous integration and rapid delivery that includes automated testing and test driven development.

  • Make recommendations to modernize and modularize the NISSC II software architecture

  • 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

  • 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

Additional responsibilities are:

  • Conducting site surveys; assesses and documents current site network configuration and site-unique requirements

  • Recommending specifications for hardware acquisitions

  • Preparing engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages

  • Developing hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines

  • Preparing drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site

  • Preparing site installation and test reports


Technical Skills and Background Experience Requirements:

  • Secret clearance required.
  • Excellent technical and communications skills to effectively interface with internal and external customers at all levels.

  • DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Experience

  • System of Systems integration experience

  • Ability to work in a high visibility environment, focused on 24/7 mission availability, and quickly respond to customer direction/requests.

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience, Five (5) or more years of technical training or equivalent, may be accepted in lieu of a degree

Desired Skills: 

  • IP LAN/WAN Networking design

  • Fiber Optic Backbone Experience

  • Hardware document control experience

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

  • 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.

  • Experience in Agile Development methodologies as they apply to Systems Engineering (especially in decomposing requirements from Epic, through Feature, to Story levels)

  • Experience in algorithm development

  • Requirement Validation

  • Development of Concept of Operations (CONOP), System Requirements (SRD), and Interface Control (ICD) documents

  • System Modeling experience (static, dynamic, and parametric)

  • Experience with ITW/AA mission systems in CMAFB

Desired Qualifications