Launch Project Integration Engineer II

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Dec 01, 2020

Job Description


Duties and responsibilities


SAIC is currently looking for Project Engineers to support launch system SE&I activities for the Launch Enterprise (ECL) 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:

  • Conduct integration activities based on sound engineering practices.  Integration support responsibilities include program plan development and maintenance, including performing launch vehicle mission trade studies, mission analysis, managing console operations, monitoring/ analyzing real-time launch vehicle data the development of mission unique requirements and derived requirements identification, monitoring and verifying all launch vehicle and satellite vehicle interface requirements including satellite vehicle transportation and processing requirement. 
  • Manage incorporation of engineering change proposals, including change definition, contract modification technical evaluation, and launch operations planning and execution. Requires close coordination with the space vehicle program, launch vehicle contractor, operating location, range, and other associated contractors and organizations.
  • Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints

  • Translates the client’s business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for complex solutions and integrating architectures. May include analysis of transition planning, information requirements, and may develop architecture baselines.  Assists with and leads development of integration, migration plans/schedules. Acts as an advocate for the client as the ultimate authority on the architecture designed to address client business problems. Supports business process improvements or systems analysis for missions, systems, and fiscal requirement.


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Secret Clearance Required
  • Bachelors (STEM) and eight (8) years or more of related experience in the following areas:

  1. Experience involving NSSL launches or experience involving launch vehicles used in NSSL launches or similar category with other federal agencies such as NASA, NOAA, NSA, etc.

  2. Experience involving launch vehicles used in NSSL launches or similar category with commercial launches, or experience involving launch vehicles used orbital launches other than those described in 1 above.

  3. Experience involving ballistic missile launches, launch process and operations experience, mission integration experience, experience involving ground systems, experience involving other than launch vehicle propulsion comparable to launch propulsion. 

An understanding of the launch services contract requirements and Launch Systems Integration Contractor (LSIC) service contract requirements.

Knowledge of US Space Force (USSF) Engineering Launch Support System (ELSS) architecture and components, including the Launch Vehicle Launch Support Centers (LVLSC) at the launch bases.

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 Education and Years of Experience:

  • Masters in STEM field 
Desired Certifications:
  • INCOSE Certification

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious