Senior Systems Engineer PMA 261 - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Patuxent River
United States


SAIC is seeking to hire a Senior Systems Engineer to join our NAVAIR Systems Engineering team in supporting PMA 261, H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office.

Note:  This role has a PERM Hybrid work schedule involving half the time at the client site in Patuxent River, MD; and the other half of the time “work from home”/ remote/ “virtual work at home”.  Eventually, the role with go Full Time Remote.

Job Duties:

  • Review, update, or development of systems engineering documentation including ECPs, SEP, SEMP, ORD, CCD, TEMP, technical drawings and others.
  • Review, analysis, and acceptance of prime vendor CDRLS.
  • Analysis of technical data to provide recommendations on path forward for solving engineering challenges throughout the lifecycle of the program.
  • Leadership of, and participation in, technical interface meetings between government stakeholders, contractor support services, prime vendor representatives, and subject matter experts.
  • Ongoing interface between a variety of stakeholders to facilitate exchange of information and related system design activities, in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Research, analysis, and collection of data necessary to develop recommendations and briefing materials to support programmatic decision-making.
  • Participation in, or leadership of Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) events.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific discipline and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific discipline and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD in in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific discipline and four (4) years or more experience.
  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • 10 years of recent and relevant experience in an area of engineering expertise. 
  • Experience with aircraft structural and/or avionics engineering.
  • Familiarity with DoD Acquisition processes.
  • Familiarity with NAVAIR Engineering processes is preferred.


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at  and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.