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SAIC Systems Engineer for Exciting New Mission in CHANTILLY, Virginia


SAIC is seeking experienced professionals to join the National Security Group (NSG). NSG provides specialized program management, engineering, analysis and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air and on the ground.

NSG has openings for multiple Systems Engineers to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. The customer is developing next-generation of space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems

  • Perform systems engineering and integration for space borne payloads, entire space systems, ground systems, Information Technology (IT) systems, or a combination

  • Perform systems engineering analysis of systems to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal

  • Convert product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications including the use of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches and tools

  • Explore and develop new missions, operational concepts (CONOPs), mission threads, and architectures to solve some of the hardest intelligence and defense problems

  • Develop and present training for new systems and capabilities being deployed

  • Ensure research and development (R&D) efforts are planned and conducted on a sound engineering basis including management of technical risks

  • Review and assess development activities of contractors and Government labs

  • Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief government and industry as required


  • Bachelor degree in engineering, science, or related disciplines

  • 9 or more years of related experience with a Bachelor degree or 7 or more years of related experience with a Master degree

  • Experience with acquisition life cycle and requirements processes

  • Experience with schedule, technical, and risk aspects of space systems and/or ground systems

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications, and systems engineering modeling software

  • Aptitude for on-site Systems Engineering and Technical Advisor (SETA) work

  • Effective customer engagement, interpersonal communications, writing, and briefing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and team environment

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in engineering, science, or related disciplines

  • Experience using MBSE approaches and tools in space systems and/or ground systems development programs, e.g., SysML, MBSEPak, Rhapsody, or MagicDraw

  • Experience in multiple phases of the life-cycle process and the systems engineering “V”

  • Experience with Department of Defense (DoD) or the Intelligence Community (IC) R&D organizations


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability