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Systems Integration & Test Engineer

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Job ID: 2217458
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2023
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


SAIC has a funded need for a Systems Integration & Test Engineer (Systems Engineer Principal) to provide SETA (Systems Engineering Technical Advisor) & SE&I (Systems Engineering & Integration) services to an IC customer with a focus on assured space communications and supporting IT infrastructure within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) at Fort Belvoir/Springfield, VA.

Job Duties Overview:

  • Systems level testing of software systems on the E-program.  The system technology is primary focused on RF space communications and digital signal processing capabilities. 
  • Responsible for managing the system level testing program for a specific mission area. 
  • Coordinating with all the stakeholders to understand the build plans for each segment, establishing system level test plans to focus on significant changes and verifying system function prior to transition to operations. 
  • Plays an integral role as both test director and test conductor. 
  • Support for operational testing is an important role requiring extensive coordination with users, development contractors, and government customers.  This involves regular communications and working with Operations to coordinate testing and the final delivery of new capabilities to fulfill user requirements. 
  • Will become familiar with various systems architectures and eventually act as subject matter experts in advising the government clients on integration and testing related decisions. 
  • Synthesizes customer contractual needs, requirements, and technical, schedule and cost constraints into solutions for integrating, testing, evaluating, and transitioning systems into operations to deliver enterprise capabilities.
  • Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and resources required for integrating, testing, evaluating and transitioning systems.
  • Establishes standards, practices, and procedures for integrating, testing, evaluating and transitioning systems and enterprise capabilities, and coordinates with stakeholders.
  • Evaluates enterprise capabilities, architectures, system design concepts, requirements, risks and opportunities, and processes for integration, test, evaluation and transition impacts.
  • Designs, develops, and implements test and evaluation strategies, plans and methods to assure reliability of systems in conjunction with system specifications and defined enterprise capabilities, and integrates system and enterprise elements together so they work as a whole.
  • Reviews, evaluates and derives requirements for testability.
  • Ensures systems and enterprise capabilities comply with requirements and standards through formal verification methods.
  • Generates system requirement and enterprise capability verification approaches and customer acceptance criteria.
  • Participates in reviews of systems and elements under development to ensure traceability of requirements compliance through verification and validation. Develops and directs preparation for and execution of comprehensive test & evaluation plans, procedures and schedules which verify and validate enterprise capabilities, system requirements, performance and operability.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Technical BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical degree. 10 to 12 years with BS or 8 to 10 years with MS or 5 to 7 years with a PhD. (4 years of relevant experience in an RF space communications development/acquisition program can be substituted)
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Poly
  • 5 years of experience with Commercial/Government test and integration of satellite/ground systems or segment hardware/software
  • Experience in integration and testing of systems involving multiple segments.
  • The ability to work well within a team of engineers
  • Demonstrated success in working with government customers.
  • Prior experience as a SETA with NUO IC agency customer working with testing, developing test plans, verifying requirements, and other related readiness processes.
  • Prior experience with RF based satellite communications a PLUS!
  • Prior experience with digital signal processing PLUS!
  • Prior agile development experience PLUS!

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.

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