Senior Principal Terminal Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States


SAIC is seeking a Senior Principal Terminal Systems Engineer to join our MILSATCOM Systems Engineering Integration and Test (MSEIT) team in El Segundo, CA.

You will be assigned to the terminals engineering team responsible for the development of requirements, test and verification and interoperability certification. The Terminals System Test and Evaluation Engineer will support the SATCOM Capability Integrator’s office Joint Terminal Engineering Office for the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in Los Angeles, CA.


  • Conduct and participate in IPTs and Working Groups that address the design/development, production, integration, and certification of SATCOM terminals
  • Facilitate/develop/present resolution of issues related to terminal integration
  • Develop and maintain interoperability requirements for SATCOM programs
  • Develop program Interoperability Verification Plans (IVPs), trace IVPs to test events
  • Develop terminal Interoperability Certification Evaluation Plans (ICEPs)
  • Monitor test events, perform analysis on test results, develop report with recommendations
  • Collect, analyze, and report on data collected during program Integrated Tests


  • BS in engineering or computer science or equivalent experience
  • 14+ years of relevant technical experience in aerospace
  • 5+ years in SATCOM terminals requirements verification, test and evaluation
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Independent problem solving with a variety of systems engineering abilities, including knowledge and experience in requirements development, verification, and test
  • Ability to work effectively with customers and program stakeholders and have robust written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering
  • Protected MILSATCOM program experience, such as on Milstar, Advanced EHF or Enhanced Polar System
  • SATCOM terminal design, development, production, integration & test, and/or certification experience
  • Candidate must have excellent oral/written communication skills and customer relationship skills
  • Candidate must be an independent problem solver, comfortable in a fast paced environment and be able to quickly adapt to emerging requirements and changing priorities