Acquisition Support Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking an Acquisition Support Engineer with technical expertise in government satellite systems acquisitions and Space Domain Awareness to support the Advanced Plans branch with the Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division. SE&I provides technical and programmatic support to define technical spacecraft and ground systems requirements, define a coherent acquisition strategy, and initiate major contracts with industry partners.  The position requires that a successful candidate demonstrate a technical understanding of space systems, a working knowledge of government budget requirements, a sound understanding of contracting regulations, and a familiarity with the NRO’s systems engineering practices. The position will be located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph.


Specific duties include:

  • Draft acquisition documentation to include acquisition plan, fee plan/milestone payment plan, statement of work, contract data requirements list, and other documentation required for a competitive source selection.
  • Monitor performance requirements and identify disconnects with Request for Proposal (RFP) intent and available budget.
  • Support processes to track and report progress on the accomplishment of all contract actions.
  • Identify critical program milestones and match them with appropriate contract requirements.
  • Develop artifacts and briefings in support of critical oversight reviews to include NRO Acquisition Board (NAB), Acquisition Strategy Councils (ASC), Contract Review Panels (CRP), and Quarterly Program Reviews (QPR).
  • Support technical evaluations of contractor proposals.
  • Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR and other customer personnel.
  • Liaise with mission analysis and technical requirements teams to ensure completeness across the acquisition.
  • Coordinate with other acquisition offices to ensure “end to end” acquisitions that reflect sound systems engineering practices.
  • Other duties as specified by the COTR and Program Manager.



  • 10+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering discipline
  • Previous experience developing a variety of acquisition strategies
  • Basic understanding of satellite systems and architectures
  • Previous experience in Space Domain Awareness
  • Experience in NRO, IC, and DoD acquisition and program management processes
  • Experience in the development of Statement of Works (SOWs) and in the ability to perform technical evaluations on SOW’s and BOE’s
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel domestically



  • Advanced Engineering degree (MS or PhD)
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
  • Previous experience in the program office
  • Insight into mission utility of program office systems and interfaces to external components

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.