Principal Mission Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC has a contingent job opportunity for a Principal Mission Systems Engineer to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Department with Advanced Ship and Combat System Integration Engineering.

Work will be performed on-site in Dahlgren, VA.  

This position is contingent upon contract award, expected in 2023.

Job Summary: The Principal Mission Systems Engineer will provide systems engineering support for Combat System Mission Readiness Assessments and certifications and the definition and development Surface Ship Mission System and Missions System integration.  The Mission System includes both Combat System and Ship Control Elements. The Engineer shall address the impact and integration of C5ISR, ship, sensor and weapons systems into the Surface Ship Mission System.  Systems engineering will be performed in applicable mission system areas, and in engineering disciplines: computing plant architecture, architecture engineering/development, requirements engineering/management, total ship systems engineering, element design, design integration, ship integration, safety analysis, interoperability  assessment, test, and advanced design development (spiral, extreme, agile).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform as part of the Technical Team to define and evaluate requirements and designs, identify technical issues and associated recommendations, and to conduct performance analyses to provide recommendations for Mission System and Missions System integration.
    • Shall consider both technical and operational points of view.  
    • Shall evaluate the applicability of the designs on other platforms in the Surface Navy Enterprise, and conversely identify when existing designs from other programs should be leveraged for and assess their ability to fulfill original requirements
  • Provide engineering review and critique of combat system and ship integration proposals.  
  • Prepare trouble reports and risk resolutions, identifying engineering shortfalls, operational considerations, and general assessments of concepts, ideas and methodologies.  
  • Support risk assessments and provide input into risk mitigation plans 
  • Provide architecture engineering, requirements engineering and management in support of Surface Ship Mission System improvements, verifying traceability, requirements from system, element, component and ensemble levels, assessing the completeness and correctness of allocated requirements.  
  • Support for developing and/or executing requirements verification efforts.
  • Participate as a team member in formal and informal design reviews in support of the Tech Team reviews, including In Process Reviews (IPR), Technical Interchange Meetings, and Production Readiness Reviews. 
  • Review and analyze specifications and other documentation, generate and submit comments, participate in comment adjudication with the developer


Required Experience:  

  • Active Secret clearance
  • Fourteen (14) years of general Surface Navy Combat Systems military operations experience with ten (10) years of specialized experience with emphasis in one or more of the following:
    • Combat Systems Cyber Security
    • Ships Self Defense System
    • Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class frigate
    • Aegis Integrated Combat Systems
    • DDG-1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
    • Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
    • Weapon/Sensor Combat Systems Experience
    • Tactical operations
    • Ballistic Missile Defense
    • Integrated Air and Missile Defense
    • Anti-Submarine Warfare
    • Surface Dominance
    • Undersea Dominance
    • Maritime Dominance
    • Navy Fire Support or Land Attack
    • C4ISR
    • General Weapon/Combat Systems Experience

Desired experience in:

  • MagicDraw 
  • Navy AEGIS weapon System, and familiar with AEGIS Acronyms and Terminology


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