Ground Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States


SAIC is seeking a Senior Space Ground Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering, acquisition strategy, and technical support under the Horizon Program in El Segundo, CA. The position requires an individual with experience in technical programs, technical program management, and systems engineering of DoD space ground systems. Specific useful experience includes systems engineering, integration and test, agile software development, development operations (DevOps), ground systems development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs Systems Engineering activities related to developing and deploying a system architecture.
  • Performs assessment of development contractor design, provides oversight to development contractor development efforts
  • Manages development operations (DevOps) capabilities, performs requirements decomposition, analysis and engineering
  • Provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and meeting mission requirements traceability.
  • Ensure program level documentation is aligned with Directorate and higher headquarters guidance for program planning and execution.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, develops and manages trade studies.
  • Must be able to translate customer capability needs into technical requirements.






Basic Qualifications:
  • BS Degree and minimum 9 years of related experience in systems engineering, 7 years with a Masters and 4 years with a PhD
  • Space or ground satellite systems during development and integration and test
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division acquisition offices to accomplish projects for the government program office
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with willingness to consent to a polygraph examination.

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced Degree
  • Direct application of systems engineering principals to space or ground satellite systems during development and integration and test
  • Agile software development experience
  • Experience with development operations (DevOps)





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