Sr. Systems Engineer_UAS - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States




SAIC is currently looking to hire a Sr. Systems Engineer to work on the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ground Control Station Version 4 (UASGCS-V4) project located in Huntsville, Alabama (Redstone Arsenal).


The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ground Control Station - Version 4 (UASGCS-V4) is to replace the current UASGCS Version 3 software to address obsolescence issues. 


The key principles of this effort are to provide a common software solution that:    

  1. Meets UASGCS requirements for the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) with RQ-7BV2 Shadow Unmanned Aircraft, and Extended Range Multi-Purpose Unmanned Aircraft System (ERMP UAS) with Mq-1C Great Eagle Unmanned Aircraft
  2. Maximizes the use of existing UAS, Army, Department of Defense (DoD), and commercially available software
  3. Provides government purpose data rights on any software developed
  4. Develops the software obsolescence solution in accordance with (IAW) the Future Airborne Capability Environment Version 3.0 (FACE™ 3.0) and leveraging Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Control Segment Version 3.4 (UCS 3.4)
  5. Implements technical interface capabilities in compliance with the Family of System Block 2 Interoperability Profiles (IOP).   

The UASGCS-V4 shall serve as an enabling technology for reduced restrictions for flight in the national airspace and serve as cornerstone on the path to full Level 1 Airworthiness qualification.



Responsibilities Include:

  • Candidate will be expected to work in a small team, agile environment, to engineer the design, implementation and test of software (SW) components/applications through the entire SW lifecycle.
  • Candidate will be expected to recommend solutions to technical problems/needs of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
  • Candidate will be expected to perform functional analysis, analyze and design system capabilities by decomposing larger system capability sets into smaller, incrementally delivered component requirements with full traceability
  • Candidate will be expected to derive functional and component level requirements by developing use cases, functional diagrams, user interface design, and interface documents
  • Candidate will be expected to translate customer requirements into hardware, software or engineering specifications.
  • Candidate will be expected to provide workbook (Integrated Master Schedule) estimates on the time required to design, model and implement requirements of SW components
  • Candidate will be required to create and present design documentation and participate in lifecycle reviews of software components.
  • Candidate will be expected to follow established project procedures and processes
  • Good communication and collaborative skills is a must.
  • Candidate will be expected to participate in peer reviews of system capability requirements, design, test strategies and implementation (e.g. code reviews).
  • Candidate will be expected to provide guidance in creating test environments and participate in system tests of developed SW in a lab environment with actual fielded hardware




Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience; years of experience can be used in lieu of a degree.



  • IBM® Rational® DOORS
  • Microsoft Visio
  • MagicDraw
  • JIRA
  • SharePoint
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Technical/Specification Writing


  • Airworthiness experience highly desired


  • MUST be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance; Active Secret preferred