Systems Engineering Lead - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking an IDM Systems Engineering Lead to support efforts in Huntsville, AL.

SAIC is supporting the Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate (S3I) in continuation of the Improved Data Modem (IDM) sustainment and development.  The IDM is a communication device for the Army rotorcraft digital fleet. It is an Airworthy hardware and software system.  The S3I is supporting software sustainment for fielded IDM systems and an update to transition to the Aviation Mission Common Server multi-core implementation of IDM.  A Lead Systems Engineer (SE) is needed to guide a team of 7 SEs to perform requirements development, maintenance, and sustainment, continuous process improvement, risk management, process analysis and development, and system hardware and software life cycle sustainment and development.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Analyze system, software, and hardware specifications and interface documents to support transition of IDM to AMCS.

  • Assist in the architecture, design and modeling of the IDM software.

  • Provide leadership to the IDM Systems Engineering Team.

  • Provide leadership for interdisciplinary teams as required to resolve systems engineering issues.

  • Requirements design, development, maintenance, traceability and management.

  • Provide SE interface to project management including planning, reporting and tracking status to completion for all SE tasks.



Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering are preferred)

  • 10 years or more applicable experience

Required Skills:
  • Must demonstrate ability to lead a small team of SEs as well as function on multidisciplinary teams.

  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills

  • Experience with Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)

  • Less than 10% Travel should be expected

  • General knowledge of systems engineering processes and systems thinking

  • Familiarity with the qualities of a good requirement

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex material, both written and verbal, to teammates, management and customer representatives.

  • Ability to work under a deadline
  • Self motivation to continually learn and improve
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience drafting requirements
Desired Skills:
  • Highly desired, previous knowledge of IDM system or software requirements

  • General knowledge of embedded systems
  • Experience with multicore SW projects


Must possess an active secret clearance