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Project Systems Engineer Lead

Job ID: 2209630
Location: WARREN, MI, United States
Date Posted: Jul 1, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is hiring a Project Systems Engineering Lead to join our team  at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, MI.

NOTE: This will be a hybrid role with a combination of remote work and working on site at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, MI.


SAIC is leading the way in Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Digital Engineering to enable rapid and futuristic improvements in US Army ground vehicle capabilities. These improvements include development and demonstration of leading edge technologies for new manned and unmanned vehicles including integration and analysis of advanced sensor technologies, vehicle autonomy, and legacy system upgrades.

Specifically, the Project Systems Engineering Lead (PSEL) leads a technical team in the development and demonstration of cutting-edge technology for the US Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), located at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan.


The ideal candidate has an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness with the ability to apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts in support of the Army’s mission.

The Project Systems Engineering Lead (PSEL) uses their experience in a broad range of Systems Engineering principles to lead the execution and delivery of engineering work products. The PSEL applies systems engineering processes, methods and tools over an entire project/product lifecycle of hardware and/or software programs.  Specific areas of responsibility include: stakeholder and mission needs development, concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, alternative analysis, system architect development, system design and analysis, interface and data architecture definition, system integration, system and operational performance analysis, validation and verification planning, lifecycle cost analysis and estimation, decision analysis and resolution, risk management and providing systems engineering leadership in program and technical reviews.

The successful candidate has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to lead systems engineering efforts on complex projects/products, and the ability to successfully execute several program efforts simultaneously.



  • Bachelors in Engineering or related technical degree and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.


  • At least 9 years of professional experience as a Systems Engineer
  • Experience leading Systems Engineering aspects of a project/product team
  • Develop and mature system requirements and interface control documents in DOORS or other requirements management tool
  • Conduct trade studies and comparative performance assessments of system, subsystem and component alternatives to inform overall system decisions/recommendations
  • Work with subject matter experts, stakeholders, and customers throughout the process to develop and demonstrate integrated system design in accordance with requirements
  • Lead systems engineering aspects of technical reviews including some examples: SFR, SRR, PDR, CDR and TRR
  • Develop requirement verification matrices for system, subsystem and component designs
  • Develop and implement metrics to measure product quality and development performance
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain the interim Secret Security clearance to begin working on the contract.  Must be able to obtain the full Secret Security clearance.  SAIC will assist with the process of obtaining the interim Secret clearance for the qualified candidate.


  • Experience in system design, development, integration and verification testing of Military ground vehicles
  • Experience in applying Systems Engineering processes and Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) tools to complex project/product solutions
  • Strong technical background in vehicle and robotic mechanics and dynamics

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

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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