Principal Software Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Jun 02, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Software Engineer in our Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, CA to support the Enterprise Mission Assurance Team (EMAT).  The EMAT ensures the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) space vehicles, launch vehicles, and ground control systems built properly to perform reliably over the systems mission life.  The EMAT’s mission is to deliver technically superior risk assessments and smart risk mitigation options to assure SMC space systems’ mission success in support of the joint warfighter and the nation.  The SMC Engineering Directorate (SMC/EN) maintains the EMAT to provide an independent assessment of program risks and risk mitigation options to SMC leadership for designated SMC launch vehicles, space vehicles, and ground control systems.  The EMAT acts independently from the programs under its review, and the SMC/CC is the final authority for directing and authorizing reviews by the EMAT. Responsibilities include:
  • Support the software Panel by providing technical assistance in the area of space and launch vehicle propulsion systems.
  • Technical evaluation and risk assessments of electrical units in the following subsystems: Satellite or Ground Station Software systems.
  • Technical evaluation of all Space Vehicle (SV) line/shop replaceable units and components design, development, analysis and testing of performance, pedigree or End Item Data Package review and evaluation, anomaly review and evaluation, flight-worthiness and risk assessment.
  • Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support, including subject matter expertise (SME), in support of EMAT mission areas as directed in SMC-G-1201, SMC-G-1202, SMC-G-1203, and SMC-G-1204.
  • Ensures that SMC space vehicles, launch vehicles, and ground systems were built properly to perform reliably over the system’s mission life.
  • Support IPTs in developing draft charts in support of Readiness Reviews described in those guides.
  • Perform peer reviews as a member of the technical panel on space vehicles, control segments, and launch vehicles developed by SMC s prime contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required and limited to Computer Science
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Minimum 10+ years of hands-on design, build, code, or test experience in one or more of the following arears:  Launch Vehicle, Satellite or Ground Station Software
  • Significant experience in performing risk analysis and mitigation on Space Vehicles or Launch Vehicle solid and liquid propulsion systems and its subsystem components using DoD approved risk analysis process.
  • Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.
  • Demonstrated experience in executing tasks in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated experience with team leadership, and program/project management.