Ground Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


The NUO program is a contract providing SETA (Systems Engineering Technical Advisor) services to the IC customer with a focus on RF satellite communications.  NUO contract support is part of the customer team focused on all aspects of the systems life cycle including conops development, capturing requirements, working with developers to deliver capability, testing to ensure capabilities meet requirements, transition to operations and operations support.  The program comprises 90 FTE supporting several locations in the Northern Virginia region.

 This position is part of a team of SETA working a specific program (R-Systems) within the customer's portfolio of space-based communications programs.  The position will have various SE assignments related to the acquisition of additional capabilities and other activities in support of the customer program office.  In particular this position will be responsible for managing part of the change management process to maintain documentation, working with users to define new requirements, working with developers to help design new implementation methods, working all internal & external interfaces, sheparding capabilities into operations and supporting issues while in operations.  The position directly supports the government program manager and assists in all activities related to program management.



  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent) with 9+ years of relevant experience or a Master's with 7 years of experience.  Relevant years of experience (captured in Position Description) can be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Must be a team player and possess a strong ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team as well as work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work with customers providing detailed and unbiased feedback, guidance, and recommendations
  • Good time management skills; ability to support multiple projects; ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be proactive and forward leaning.
  • Active TS/SCI w/Poly

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior SETA experience
  • Some experience working development of ground segments as part of overall space based mission.
  • Basic understanding of space-based RF communications methods, hardware/software
  • Any experience Digital Signal Processing and processing segment hardware/software systems and waveform development

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.