Test and Demonstration Lead Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Test and Demonstration Systems Engineer (TDSE) Lead for our Space Systems Sector supporting Department of Defense. The position will support a newly awarded program with a 10 year contract length on an exciting and innovative space and ground effort. 

In this role you will lead a team working to provide creative solutions to complex technical problems. This position will allow you to develop and execute a set of integrated SEIT plans and technical artifacts that will enable the Program to meet the technical performance parameters and mission success.

This position requires a current Top Secret clearance with willingness & ability to upgrade. Position will be located in Chantilly, VA.

Duties include: 

  • Lead a team of engineers performed SEIT work
  • Decompose and flow down system-level requirements into subsystem and unit specifications
  • Perform analyses and trades to define space vehicle system architecture
  • Develop and maintain requirements, trace, verification events and methods in DOORS for a space vehicle system
  • Develop, maintain and release the space vehicle and subsystem requirement specifications, update as necessary
  • Support subsystem and vehicle-level testing and anomaly resolution
  • Analyze, verify, and validate system-level performance
  • Analyze, verify, and validate performance of hardware components in a space system


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience


  • Active TS clearance with ability and willigness to upgrade
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution, in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) field
  • 8 years or more experience as a systems engineer assessing functionality or performance of a complex system
  • Experience with development activities, Agile/DevSecOps planning, and execution
  • Experience performing test and demonstration in an agile environment
  • Experience in satellite launch preparation and testing
  • Knowledge of risk reduction event determination and creation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active SCI clearance
  • Master or Doctorate degree from an accredited institution, in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) field
  • Experience with decomposing requirements.
  • Experience with space, launch, vehicle, satellite programs or other complex systems.
  • Experience in development, build and test of space vehicles.
  • Experience using DOORS, requirement verification methods and artifact.