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Systems Engineer Sr Principal

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Job ID: 2214729
Location: AURORA, CO, United States
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


DESCRIPTION: SAIC is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to provide direct support to the site Chief Engineer (CE) working within the Intelligence Community on complex projects crucial to national security objectives. He/she will provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to assist the government oversee the integration of ground systems into the operational baseline at a customer facility in Denver, CO.   Security Clearance TS/SCI with poly is required.   Target compensation is 135,001-145,000.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primarily support Chief Engineer (CE) and Systems Engineering and Integration leadership ensuring successful and efficient execution of engineering activities across the site
  • Collaborate with NRO directorates, organizations and mission partners as necessary to ensure project requirements through delivery are understood meeting accurate, timely, and budgetary goals
  • Translate site requirements to documentation, briefings, and present to the IC community as required
  • Develop and deliver plans, assessments, reports, and briefings to the Government in support of the CE


Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and twelve (12) years or more experience ; PhD or JD in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and nine (9) years or more experience. *STEM is a contractual requirement


 Required Qualifications:

  • Thorough understanding of the ADF-C, NRO, and associated mission operations and systems engineering processes
  • Experience as subject matter expert providing advisory services regarding strategy, operations, and management of national programs
  • Demonstrated success with the systems engineering and integration of missions or ground systems
  • Experience in Digital Engineering/Model Based Systems Engineering and associated tools (e.g. Cameo, Jira, Confluence)
  • Familiar with systems development methodologies (e.g Agile, DevOps, Spiral, Waterfall, etc.); cloud technologies
  • Self-starter, proactively addresses customer requirements with no supervision; expert at defining solutions for broad, abstract topics
  • Polished communicator (written/verbal); impeccable interpersonal skills and personal judgment
  • Master at collaboration and coordination with multiple stakeholders -- consensus builder
  • NRO documentation development background
  • Expertise across full systems engineering lifecycle and project management
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

 Desired Qualifications:

  • 4 Years’ Experience in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling DoD or Intelligence Community projects or Programs
  • Well-versed in project management and strategic planning


Target salary range: $185,001 - $195,000. 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 approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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