Space/Ground Senior Systems Engineer

SAIC - Chantilly, VA


Join a winning team! SAIC’s National Security Customer Group (NSCG) is currently hiring for a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.

NSCG has an opening for a senior systems engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services to an IC customer. The customer organization we support provides the enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that determine the current and future national space systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Working across multiple Directorates and Offices to identify and define future space capability needs

Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, and external stakeholders

Identifying and defining future space capability needs

Identifying key architecture and system level trades

Developing Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) for new capabilities and coordinating them across the affected organizations

Developing enterprise, system, functional, performance, and interface requirements

Supporting resiliency activities/initiatives on behalf of the customer

Manage the Request for Change (RFC) process as it relates to updating requirement baselines

Preparing briefings for senior decision makers


Bachelor’s degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline with at least 14 years of relevant experience

Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

Proficient knowledge of satellite communications systems

Proficient knowledge of ground terminal development

Proven experience in requirements development and definition activities to include stakeholder engagement and customer needs elicitation

Proven experience in core systems engineering and analysis disciplines and processes

Working knowledge of enterprise architectures and associated DoDAF views

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

Strong oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline

Prior experience in satellite communications systems

Experience with IC customer’s RFC process and the Engineering Review Board process

Working knowledge of bandwidth efficient modulation schemes

Systems Tool Kit (STK) certification

Experience in Rhapsody and SysML applications

Prior US military and/or IC customer experience

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