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Electronic Control & Instrumentation Engineer

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Job ID: 2214197
Location: MIDDLETOWN, RI, United States
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an organized and motivated Electronic Control & Instrumentation Engineer who will effectively support a fast-paced work environment with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Middleton, RI. You will be part of a collaborative team of engineers and support technicians working to modernize a variety of process control systems and electronic test and measurement designs from the early concept stage all the way through fabrication.  

This opportunity allows for excellent learning opportunities in a diverse test and evaluation facility, along with future growth.

Location: Work is performed on site at the NUWC Division Newport Propulsion Test Facility (PTF) and allows for some remote/work at home.

Work Schedules: If desired, engineers may partake in SAIC’s 9/80 schedule to have every other Friday off if desired.

Growth: Our management team is focused on enabling our engineers to succeed and achieve long term career goals and promoting leaders from within our programs. We have multiple long term programs within the local area, and are continuously pursuing similar expansions in the future. SAIC Middletown strives to develop and retain top engineering talent by carefully matching employee’s interests and skills to challenging tasking that supports our customer’s objectives.  We value driven, capable individuals who are looking to take a lead role in whatever they do.

More on the role: Our team is integral in developing present and future leading edge USN weapons systems testing capabilities. You will need broad engineering skillsets, well-developed work habits, and an eagerness and enthusiasm for solving engineering challenges.  Your projects will include the design, documentation and testing of a wide array of electrical and control systems in the areas of torpedo test equipment, Automated Test Equipment (ATE), and a wide array of other systems depending on your particular skillsets, and interests. 

Job Duties:

  • You will design, maintain, tune, and test control systems for automated test and control of dynamic process control systems that support land-based testing of naval systems.  
  • You will analyze PID Control Tuning in Control Station software
  • You will design and analyze new and modified electrical control and data acquisition systems while documenting the architecture, requirements, and detailed design work appropriately as well as communicating those designs to a friendly and supportive team of peer engineers.
  • You will develop and execute test plans for new designs and document your results.  
  • You will have powerful computer, software, and test equipment resources at your disposal to allow you to be effective and efficient in your job.  
  • Candidates must demonstrate a history of excelling at multiple concurrent challenges and have an eagerness and aptitude for learning new things.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more related experience.
  • 4+ years of engineering design, analysis, and testing.
  • Experience with MATLAB, data manipulation, processing, and visualization.
  • Experience in a leading role for one or more projects or subsystems.


  • Design in the area of test equipment, power electronics, NI system integration including PXI, cRio, cDAQ, or other COTS data acquisition systems.
  • An understanding of analog measurement and frequency-domain concerns including:  sample-rates, nyquist, and aliasing; signal conditioning, amplification, and filtering; and various sensor and signal types including analog, digital, DC, AC, 4-20mA, and bridge.
  • Ability to interact directly with customers to extract requirements, generate a plan and report status.
  • Developing and executing test plans for electronic subsystems.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and debugging electrical systems.
  • Hands on lab experience using oscilloscopes, function generators, DMMs etc.
  • Familiarity with System Engineering concepts.
  • Experience with marine hardware including ROVs, UUVs, sonar, arrays, and transducers.
  • Familiarity with National Instruments products including PXI, cRIO, cDAQ LabVIEW, or CVI

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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