System Engineer II – Launch Site - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States


SAIC is currently looking for a System Engineer II – Launch Site to support systems engineering and integration (SE&I) activities for the Launch Enterprise at SMC in El Segundo, CA! Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) is the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining military space systems.  

Key aspects of this oversight will include the following:

Requirements Validation

Test & Integration

Launch Vehicle, Payload and Launch Site Integration

Day of Launch Activities

Launch Mission Assurance activities, in cooperation with FFRDC

Launch Integration Scheduling

Coordination with launch vehicle providers, satellite developers, associate contractors, FFRDC, and launch program office teams

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints

  • Analyze and review designs and test plans, processes, procedures, functional and data requirements analysis, system analysis and verification, and documentation preparation for complex systems. 

  • Areas of specialization include guidance and navigation systems, control systems, communications systems, digital communication protocol, electrical power distribution, control and transmission devices, signal processing, instrumentation, electromagnetic compatibility and interference, electrical interfaces, avionics electronics, and electrical ground support equipment. 

  • Other areas of specialization include test tools, engines, mechanical devices, turbines, propulsion and fluids, materials and properties, contamination control, ordnance, mechanical ground support systems, life support systems, and environmental control.


Required Education & Experience
Secret Clearance Required
Bachelors (STEM) and eight (8) years or more of related experience as system engineer, technical PM or other related areas
Individual must possess working knowledge of space launch systems and processes. Individuals in this role must have an understanding of launch vehicle processes and practices, launch site preparations flow and day-of-launch procedures. Also, the individual must have a general understanding of the NSSL vehicle launch interface requirements, launch transportation and processing requirements.

  • Participated with senior managers to establish plans and objectives

  • Ability to recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives

Desired Education & Experience

Masters in STEM field
INCOSE Certification
Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious  
Space and Ground systems experience
Launch Site systems/activities experience