Satellite Integration and Test Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


As a customer In-Plant Satellite Factory Integration & Test (I&T) Engineer, provide government customer insight at satellite contractor facility during design, manufacture, integration, test and launch phases. Responsibilities will include oversight of various contractor I&T activities; identifying and resolving technical issue by leading and influencing contractor efforts in successfully delivering satellite for on orbit operations.

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, satellite subsystems developers, and other subject matter experts.
  • Facilitates communications between Customer Program Office and contractor team and provide written daily and weekly status reports to customer program office
  • Identify, communicate and lead program team to address and resolve technical and programmatic issues
  • Review, assess and evaluate contractor satellite assembly, integration and test plans and procedures
  • Perform test engineering and requirements flow down assessment on all satellite level test plans, procedures and reports
  • Provide analysis support on satellite test results to verify the satellite design satisfies the system requirements.
  • Performs Spacecraft level requirements satisfaction analysis and Functional & Physical Configuration Audits (FCA/PCA)
  • Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to adjudicate and resolve anomalies by direct fact finding, audits, inquiries, and investigations of processing, testing, or operational failures.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards or that appropriate deviations/waivers are in place
  • 24/7 shift work may be required


Required Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • 10 or more years of Spacecraft systems engineering experience with integration and test experience
  • Experience working in satellite development, manufacturing, and I&T
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills (including collaborative communication skills)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Electrical, Software, or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with multiple satellite programs and satellite System Engineering Integration and Test
  • Experience with early life-cycle satellite engineering activities/milestones, satellite integration and test, and Launch and Initialization (L&I) activities

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.