Systems Engineer Principal - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer Principal to support our team in Washington D.C. This position can be worked remote in the DCMV area, but will require occassional attendance at the customer site. The Systems Engineer Principal is a key member of the team supporting product acquisition activities to accomplish the development and deployment of CBRN detection systems for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office.

General tasks and responsibilities include:  

  • Developing and reviewing acquisition program documentation, including program management plans, program tailoring plans, systems engineering plans, logistics support plans, acquisition program baselines, acquisition plans, configuration management plans, and others, in support of the program manager
  • Preparing briefing materials as required by the program manager for budget and resource allocation reviews, risk boards, technical review boards, acquisition review boards, and other program reviews as required
  • Performing risk management, configuration management, interface management, and other program management tasks, in support of the program manager
  • Requirements definition, system analysis and design, validation and verification, systems integration, and system & operations performance analysis
  • Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis, and cost/benefit analyses


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and eleven (11) years or more experience; Masters and eight (8) years or more experience in systems engineering, systems management, or similar degree
  • Clearance: Must have active clearance (SECRET or higher) and be eligible for DHS Suitability
  • Knowledge of systems engineering processes, such as analysis of alternatives, requirements analysis, configuration management, and interface management
  • Experience supporting acquisition activities and/or program offices to include planning, technical reviews, risk analysis, and schedule analysis

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of DHS or DoD acquisition processes including DHS’s Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) is highly desirable. 
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly proficient in MS Office
  • Current DHS Suitability