System Engineer II – Launch Site

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Aug 18, 2020

Job Description


Duties and Responsibilities:


Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) is the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining military space systems.  SAIC supports SMC’s mission and is currently looking for Launch System Engineers to support systems engineering and integration (SE&I) activities for the Launch Enterprise at SMC. This position is located at El Segundo, CA.  Key aspects of this oversight will include the following:

  • Requirements Validation

  • Test & Integration

  • Launch Vehicle, Payload and Launch Site Integration

  • Day of Launch Activities

  • Launch Mission Assurance activities, in cooperation with FFRDC

  • Launch Integration Scheduling

  • Coordination with launch vehicle providers, satellite developers, associate contractors, FFRDC, and launch program office teams

 Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints

  • Analyze and review designs and test plans, processes, procedures, functional and data requirements analysis, system analysis and verification, and documentation preparation for complex systems. Areas of specialization include guidance and navigation systems, control systems, communications systems, digital communication protocol, electrical power distribution, control and transmission devices, signal processing, instrumentation, electromagnetic compatibility and interference, electrical interfaces, avionics electronics, and electrical ground support equipment. Other areas of specialization include test tools, engines, mechanical devices, turbines, propulsion and fluids, materials and properties, contamination control, ordnance, mechanical ground support systems, life support systems, and environmental control.


Required Qualifications & Experience:
  • Secret Clearance Required
  • Bachelors (STEM) and eight (8) years or more of related experience as system engineer, technical PM or other related areas

  • Individual must possess working knowledge of space launch systems and processes. Individuals in this role must have an understanding of launch vehicle processes and practices, launch site preparations flow and day-of-launch procedures. Also, the individual must have a general understanding of the NSSL vehicle launch interface requirements, launch transportation and processing requirements.

  • Participated with senior managers to establish plans and objectives

  • Ability to recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

  • Masters in STEM field
  • INCOSE Certification
  • Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious  
  • Space and Ground systems experience
  • Launch Site systems/activities experience