VSIL Development Engineer - Model Development

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Aug 31, 2021

Job Description



Make a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated professionals in El Segundo, CA who assist the U.S. Air Force and Space Force in developing and deploying the next generation of satellites and ground systems for missile warning (MW) and space-based environmental monitoring (SBEM). These systems alert senior military officials when missile launches occur around the globe, as well as enable global naval vessel and troop movements by providing mission-critical weather data to ensure safe passage.     Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Engineer with experience assessing space and ground system architectures and system performance. We are looking for innovative, creative, and highly motivated individuals to develop models and simulations that effectively capture system and system of systems effects in complex      This role provides systems engineering and integration expertise in support of the Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) MW and SBEM mission areas. Primary responsibilities include: 
  • Developing modeling solutions for each phase of the find, fix, target, track, engage, and assess chain using sensor, effects, and communications technologies. 
  • Developing algorithms, writing simulations, and analyzing key performance parameters associated with space and ground sensor system design. 
  • Supporting analysis activities by integrating performance models with MBSE models and tools.
  • Quantifying performance impacts and sensitivity to changes in CONOPS, scenarios, and/or threats. 
  • Developing and briefing data packages that provide analysis results to inform the government decision-makers. 
  • Working closely with the government customer to understand needs and collaborating with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. 
  Qualifications - External Required Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of demonstrated system engineering and integration experience (equivalently a similar Masters Degree with 3+ years, or PhD with 0+ years)
  • Experience with modeling, simulation, and mission analysis techniques and tools, including Matlab and System Toolkit  
  • Experienced at self-starting, seeking solutions, and working well in a team environment     
  • Experience scripting for analysis purposes 
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment, with space and/or ground systems 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organization and interpersonal skills
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
Desired Qualifications 
  • Experience working in an Agile team/framework 
  • Experience with AFSIM, MODTRAN, SSGM, or other comparable modeling and simulation tools 
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience using Sparx Enterprise Architect, NoMagic Cameo or other comparable tools 
  • OPIR and SBEM Mission experience is highly desirable

Clearance Requirements:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with ability to upgrade 


  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience
  • Experience in systems integration and systems engineering
  • Relevant DoD experience
  • Experience using model based system engineering concepts
  • Experience with systems integration throughout the lifecycle
  • Experience with space-ground systems architectures and lifecycle support
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing requirements and tasks
  • Possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

Desired Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science in engineering, science or related technical field
  • Experience in large Government systems acquisition
  • Thorough understanding of space systems design, integration and test requirements and test execution, including test equipment support.
  • Active TS or TS/SCI Clearance
  • OPIR Mission experience is highly desirable

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.

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