GPS External Interface Lead Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States


SAIC is seeking an External Interface Lead Engineer for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Team. The GPS SE&I Team provides specialized engineering, analysis, operations support, and subject matter expertise to the SMC/GP Directorate and other GPS customers.  The Team also provides systems engineering and analysis services to include system development, enterprise and system architecture, acquisition, testing, operations, and sustainment support for existing and new capabilities. Team members provide an enterprise perspective for identification and review of risks and risk mitigation plans and work to institutionalize systems engineering best practices across the SMC/GP Directorate organization.  Major duties of this position include:

  • Plans, integrates and makes technical recommendations in the execution of GPS Transition to Operations activities as the External Interface Lead Engineer to create a seamless transition from Operation Control System (OCS) to Military –Code Early Use (MCEU) and Operational Control System Next (OCX)
  • Transition Liaison for Externals & Individual External Individual Support Plans, to include: US Naval Observatory (USNO), Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), US Nuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection System (USNDS), High Accuracy Navigation Users (HANU),18th Space Control Squadron (18th SPCS), Operational Support System (OSS)[Lockheed Martin], Integrated Mission Operations Support System (IMOSC)[Boeing], User Community, Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), and GPS Information Network (GIN).


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • 14+ years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of GPS Operations
  • Knowledge of development lifecycle, project integration, and stakeholder processes  
 Desired Qualifications
  • Master of Science in technical field, such as Engineering, Math, or Sciences
  • TS/SCI
  • Direct experience managing operational transitions and fielding of complex systems 
  • AF acquisition professional education
  • Experience with Test and GPS External Interfaces
  • Experience with HQ AFSPC, 14 AF, HANU, CSpOC, NSA, SNL, or USNO

Desired Qualifications