Senior Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States


SAIC is seeking Senior System Engineer in San Diego!


Responsibilities expected to include:

  • Mentor and lead C4ISR systems engineer
  • Define mission systems/payload architecture and requirements for UAS.
    Lead and support the selection and integration of subsystems (such as SAR/MTI, SIGINT, and EO/IR payloads) into UAS, including integration components such as mission computers, software, storage, and security devices, as well as ground control elements including PED systems & interfaces.
  • With limited direction, this position exercises considerable latitude for initiating and developing designs, procedures, techniques and solution to resolving advanced technical engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of broad specifications, objectives, possible results anticipated and critical reference points requiring special attention.
  • Guides the successful resolution of engineering problems, serves as a consulting resource of engineering knowledge, applies the latest technological advancements to the problem, and may function in a project leadership role.
  • Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff, makes technical presentations, and may represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small identifiable projects.
  • Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.



Requires a bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows:

  • 9+ years of experience with a bachelor's degree


  • 7+ years of experience with a master's degree


  • 4+ years with a PhD.

May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education


  • Proficient decomposing high level mission needs into a system to be built
  • Ability to document and communicate this solution, including architecture, requirements, trade studies, and like that show compliance to requirements
  • Experience with systems integration and test
  • Experience with DoD RDT&E, Experimentation, and Test Range
  • Knowledge and experience with Mission Planning systems
  • Knowledge and experience with Navy Tactical Data Links
  • Experience with airborne payloads such as EO/IR and EW/SIGINT and their data products/uses and operations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Agile, Model Based Systems Engineering, and digital processes
  • Must have an ACTIVE SECRET Clearance. U.S. citizenship required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient integrating airborne payloads into UAS, including aircraft, GCS, and network and data integration; from early requirements through test
  • Experience selecting and integrating airborne payloads (EO/IR, SAR, EW/SIGINT), mission processors, and associated network and security devices
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with desire and ability to plan, propose, and execute new development and build partner collaborations
  • Experience with DoD open architecture standards and approaches
  • ACTIVE TOP SECRET Clearance a plus