Senior Systems Engineer (Maintenance Action Definition, Safety, Sust Main Reporting) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States


SAIC is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to support the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) in its efforts to protect North America, by performing a variety of operations, maintenance, and sustainment tasks at customer and field locations 24/7. This position is contingent upon award of contract.


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. 

  • Maintenance Action Definition activities parse approved, prioritized Maintenance Requirements in the Sustainment Portfolio into well defined, standard size Maintenance Actions to support planning, performance, tracking, and measurement for Maintenance and Modification Services work. The Maintenance Action Definition, Safety, Sust Main Reporting system engineer acts as a member of the Run Ahead team ensuring maintenance actions, safety, sustainment and reporting elements are defined, documented and actionable for the Cross Functional Agile Teams (CFAT) as part of the customer efforts to mature existing capabilities and helping develop new agile lab environment capabilities, at the customer sites and at the Catalyst Campus Innovation Center in Colorado Springs.  

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

  • 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. Ensuring required documentation and digital system models reflect systems changes

  • Performing concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & op. performance analysis, Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis and physical configuration analysis (PCA)

  • Ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

  • Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications

  • Providing specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements

  • May be concerned with floor layout, power & cooling, data storage, infrastructure management, backup, monitoring, operating systems, directory services, identity management, access management, and automation from an IT perspective


Technical Skills and Background Experience Requirements:
  • Secret clearance required, with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI

  • May be required to meet DoD 8570 certification eligibility requirements within the first 3 months of employment depending on specific duties

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and three (3) years or more experience.  Six years of experience, or four years’ experience and an associate’s degree, can substitute for a bachelor’s degree

  • 3 years of general System engineering experience, to include: either in Agile or traditional system engineering ‘V’ activities

Desired Skills: 

  • Domain knowledge in Missile Warning or Missile Defense

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

  • System of Systems integration experience
  • System Modeling experience (static, dynamic, and parametric)

  • Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) experience

  • Tool knowledge: DOORS, Rhapsody
  • Familiarity with military customs and courtesies