Space Protection System Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Chantilly, VA, USA
  • Apr 03, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced professional to join the National Security & Space (NSS) Sector.  NSS 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. 

NSS has an opening for a Space Protection System Engineer 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.

The Space Protection System Engineer supports the Systems Program Office (SPO) in the technical capability planning to acquire ground systems that advance the NRO’s space resiliency posture.  The Space Protection System Engineer is an individual contributor and member of a team of SMEs that work to develop technical plans and requirements to acquire, integrate and field systems to protect National Space assets.  Specifically, the Space Protection System Engineer: 

  • Serves as the SPO representative technical expert in developing architectures, ICDs, and requirements that convey ground system needs
  • Coordinate with technical domain SMEs to gather understanding of the systems and interfaces necessary to satisfy mission requirements
  • Coordinate with other IC and DoD program offices to identify and solidify partnership opportunities
  • Develop and present briefings to engineering boards to guide the SPO through the engineering and acquisition trade space
  • Represent the SPO as a technical SME in various Agency and Mission Partner coordination activities
  • Support COTRs and Developers refine understanding and designs


  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Exceptional communication and coordination skills
  • Ability to work is a fast-pace and dynamic work environment
  • 2+ years supporting space or ground system program office
  • Knowledge of IC and DoD space systems
  • Experience in System Engineering disciplines, especially requirements management, configuration management, readiness, and test


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge with customer ground systems
  • Familiarity with Agile Development to include participation in scrums, development of solution epics, lean business cases, program epics, user stories, and features