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Systems Engineer Chief

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Job ID: 2215054
Location: LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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


Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is currently hiring for a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.

NSS Sector has an opening for a Systems Engineer for a large, multi-year contract supporting critical development programs. The Systems Engineer must possess and have successfully demonstrated technical security competence, excellent oral and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and the interpersonal skills necessary to determine and will provide Architecture level oversight and leadership in the development of novel payloads in support of critical national security objectives.


The candidate must possess over 30 years’ experience solving complex technical and integration challenges and have in depth knowledge of numerous highly technical disciplines including PNT, Software Defined Radios, Radio Frequency Propagation Theory, and Open Architecture Design with specific experience in Space Based applications.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Performs Systems Engineering activities related to Information Technology or Engineering including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design,
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications
  • Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements
  • From an information technology perspective, may be concerned with floor layout, power cooling, data storage, infrastructure management,
  • Viewed as an expert in the field. Participates with senior management to establish strategic plans and objectives
  • Develops information, which extends knowledge in a given field. Information may form the basis of newly developed concepts, theories, and products
  • Often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational programs
  • Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations' effective achievement of objectives
  • Designs research and develops highly advanced new applications resulting in new product/business opportunities for the company. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would have a long-term negative effect on organization's reputation and business posture
  • Serves as consultant to top management in long-range company planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research and advancements


Required Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI with Poly

  • Bachelors and eighteen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD or JD and fifteen years or more experienceExpertise and ability to support working tasks with limited guidance and supervision


Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) experience supporting Space Programs


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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