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Portfolio Modernization Chief Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2210158
Location: LAUREL, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jul 11, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Are you interested in joining SAIC to be part of our partnership providing high quality engineering advisory services, system planning, integration, and architecture to our government intelligence agency customer? Then consider joining the members of the Enterprise Systems Engineering (SE) and Architecture team as they aid our customer in collaborating, integrating, and standardizing the engineering approach across the customers enterprise. 

We have a current requirement for an experienced Chief Systems Engineer in support of our customer’s Modernization of the Portfolio of systems related to Technical SIGINT (TECHSIGINT) located at their Laurel Maryland complex. The government leadership managing the TECHSIGINT portfolio managers requires assistance in documenting their legacy systems and supporting the transition of the functionality to the enterprise architecture.  The TECHSIGINT development team have created a temporary system as a replacement for a long-standing legacy system. However, the legacy system was not well documented and the only remaining knowledgeable person is retired but available sporadically.  The temporary system also has not been documented sufficiently for its transition into the enterprise architecture.  The focus of this support will be the production of a complete set of documents required for the complete transition and decommission of the temporary system.  The selected SE will: 

  • Provide engineering services necessary to assess the technical viability of TECHSIGINT programs and related efforts, to include software engineering requirements definition, test software validation and verification processes, and implementation of integration activities to ensure synchronization with larger corporate and TECHSIGINT enterprise processes. 

  • Create process documentation, migration plans, and program-level Systems Engineering (SE) documents. 

  • Contribute to the oversight of programs from an SE perspective, participating in the Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), identifying SE areas that need assistance from “above” program SE, reviewing SE documentation and briefings, and reporting status, with issues and resolutions to the Lead Systems Engineer (LSE) and team. 

  • Provide engineering services in the areas of organizing, and coordinating stakeholders (PM, developers, software development and operational testers) to plan, implement and execute development and sustainment strategies. 

  • Track development software, system requirements, and planning documentation. 

  • Guide and oversee the development and implementation of SE processes. 

  • Analyze architectural efforts for synchronization with corporate and TECHSIGINT Enterprise architectures. 

  • Provide system testing assistance in the development of Test Evaluation and Master Plan (TEMP) and other documentation, plans, and methodologies. 

  • Document test results for corrective actions, reporting, and audits. 

  • Analyze test data sets and determine expected test outcomes. 

  • Provide services to assist Government oversight of the software configuration management process. 

  • Communicate requirements, work products, progress, and deliverables schedules to senior level civilians and military personnel. 



  • Must have TS/SCI clearance with polygraph 

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or other related discipline  

  • At least 20years of systems engineering experience.  

  • A high school diploma or GED plus 19 years of systems engineering experience would also be acceptable.  

  • A Master’s degree or PhD may be substituted for two years of experience. 

  • The ideal candidate would be SIGINT Systems Subject Matter Expert. They should be familiar with the end-to-end system including tasking, collection management, collection operations, processing and dissemination components and processes.   

  • Ability to effectively gather data and generate relevant levels of documentation to support systems evolution is critical.  

  • This is a full-time position requiring 1880 hours of support per year. 

Desired but not required: 

  • The candidate should have solid experience supporting complex programs. A general knowledge of TECHSIGINT systems, analysis, dataflow, and data storage systems would be useful but not essential if candidate has more general SIGINT background. 


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.


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