Space Systems Analyst - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking an Electrical Engineer with technical expertise in government satellite systems to support the Mission Analysis team within the Advanced Plans branch of the Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division. The position will be located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph.

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 clock and timing algorithms and methods, geolocation algorithm development and analysis, oscillators, and a working knowledge of RF systems.

The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer:

  • Assess timing and phase noise requirements and performance associated with SIGINT data delivery
  • Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test as required by the customer
  • Plan and execute internal and external interface testing to support final system verification, validation, and delivery
  • Develop productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other payload and ground system subject matter experts
  • Support the customer in the oversight of the development and documentation of the specifications associated with his or her assigned area
  • Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR, subject matter experts, and other customer personnel
  • Participate in requirement sell off events to ensure program success
  • Liaise with mission analysis and acquisition teams to ensure completeness across the acquisition


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience


  • Knowledge of SIGINT mission fundamentals
  • Technical understanding of SIGINT architectures and Intelligence Community (IC) ground architectures
  • Understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and architectures
  • Experience with DOD/IC acquisition and program management processes
  • Experience with MATLAB or equivalent DSP development and analysis tools
  • Available to travel domestically


  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

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.