Senior Communications Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States


SAIC is seeking a Senior Communications Systems Engineer to support the US Space Force Satellite Systems Command, Enterprise Corps, Special Programs Directorate (SSC/ECZ). This role will be co-located with U.S. Space Force Customer in El Segundo, CA.

Client Overview:  SSC/ECZ equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. It directs the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space superiority capabilities of the highest national priority.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor RF and signal processing design and development and provide independent assessments, recommend system improvements and efficiencies.
  • Review and assess design and supporting analysis of satellite communications systems.
  • Support space, ground, and communications system design engineering.
  • Perform systems engineering for space and ground systems.  Be able to evaluate design solutions and assess architecture analysis.
  • Develop and review technical requirements, evaluating technical proposals, review and assess software engineering and algorithm development, and CONOPS development. 
  • Translate technical requirements into work packages, evaluating technical proposals, manage modeling and simulation activities, and schedule management to deliver an end product.
  • Provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and meeting mission requirements traceability.
  • Develop and evaluate program level documentation for SSC/ECZ assigned programs in support of Directorate leadership.
  • Engage and coordinate with SSC Center Staff, HQ US Space Command, and HQ USSF on behalf of Directorate leadership to resolve documentation issues in line with Directorate commander's intent and priorities.
  • Provide leadership advice on: acquisition strategies for next-generation systems; program execution issues and recommendations; strategic messaging to key operational and acquisition government, industry, and media stakeholders. 
  • Continually balance and adjust work priorities to meet short term work suspense and rapidly evolving customer needs.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree and fourteen (14) years of experience OR Masters and twelve (12) years of experience OR PhD or JD and nine (9) years of experience
  • Active Top Secret clearance with in-scope SSBI up to a Top Secret/SCI; and able to obtain a Poly clearance under the Special Programs (SP) Directorate
  • 14 years of demonstrated experience with design, layout, test, operation, and troubleshooting of radio frequency (RF) digital circuits, space-based RF communications subsystems, and ground-based RF communications systems.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of digital signal processing technologies and protocols, to include: RF modulation techniques, error coding, and standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills including articulating and presenting technical information in a clear and concise manner to peers and senior technical and non-technical staff



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