Senior Systems Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Jun 23, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to support the engineering, development, integration and sustainment of numerous state-of-the-art satellite ground systems in Colorado Springs, CO. The Systems Engineer will report directly to the program’s Systems Engineering Manager and support the Space and Missile Systems Center Advanced Systems & Development Directorate (SMC/AD) to develop, deploy, modernize, and expand the EDIS program and its customers.  This position is located in Colorado Srings, Colorado.   Duties include:
  • Capture system requirements and develop system baselines
  • Conduct full lifecycle engineering reviews including System Requirements (SSRs) and System Design Reviews (SDRs), Preliminary (PDRs) and Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), etc.
  • Support and participate in system Configuration Management process including Engineering Change Proposal, Engineering Review Board/Configuration Control Boards (ECP, ERB/CCB)
  • Identify system development risks, construct risk management plan and risk mitigation approaches
  • Design and implement technical solutions for new business needs and challenges.
  • Respond to and resolve issues reported by employees by debugging, performing root cause analysis, and working closely with internal and external support teams
  • Participate in the extraction, organization and documentation of hardware, firmware, and communication system requirements, linking the needs of the Software development application teams to Hardware and Firmware requirements.
  • Work with the Systems Test Team to ensure proper requirement Verification and Validation methodology and execution, including determining test strategy and coverage based on a technical risk assessment for each use case or functionality.


Required Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline and 14 years or more relevant experience; Master’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline and 12 years or more relevant experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the areas of systems development, engineering and acquisition
  • Active Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI
  • Excellent communication skills, able to describe complex technical issues in a concise and user-friendly manner.
  • Proven knowledge in Requirements Management, Quality Control, and Configuration Management
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Knowledge of systems engineering processes, methods, tools, and program roles to develop, implement, and deploy solutions for Satellite Ground Equipment/Systems
  • Familiar with systems engineering standards such as IEEE 15288 and INCOSE
  • Demonstrated success overseeing a growing number of disparate SaaS systems with complex integrations and automations
  • Demonstrated success overseeing all aspects of Single Sign-On (SSO) implementation across user endpoints, SaaS, and authentication servers (SSH)
  • Experience in Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) construct and Earned Value processes


Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.