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Senior Principal Electrical Engineer

Job ID: 2300833
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a FPGA Electrical Engineer to support a newly awarded contract with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Support team. 

Work will be performed on-site in North Charleston, South Carolina.

This program’s support to NIWC LANT will include: Research and Development, Test and Evaluation, Prototype Fielding Kit Development, Engineering Documentation Development, Software Engineering, Integration, Training and Sustainment of the following systems Communication Emitter Sensing and Attacking System (CESAS), Tactical SIGINT Collection System (TSCS), and Marine Air Ground Task Force Electronic Warfare Ground Family of Systems (MEGFoS). 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Specializing in FPGA design and development.  Program with VHDL-VHSIC hardware description language (Verilog), simulate code in a virtual environment, test scenarios, scripting to validate functionality and integration, and document design

  • Responsible for the end to end modeling of the MEGFoS system, identifying and ensuring interoperability of software, and using Ansys for Radio Frequency analysis

  • Responsible for applying systems analysis, design techniques, and operational procedures to complex scientific or operational systems in a broad area such as requirements development, engineering, interface design, training, routine operations, and interoperability 

  • Conduct research, development, analysis, test and evaluation of exploratory, advanced and engineering development of signals intelligence systems 

  • Provide systems development support and software support agent functions for the development and acquisition of new signals intelligence systems  

  • Conduct testing and evaluation through all phases of acquisition, with a shift in emphasis to analysis and system expertise during formal Developmental and Operational Testing 

  • Provide worldwide quick reaction support to the war fighter by troubleshooting, evaluating performance, and modifying existing signals intelligence systems 

  • Leverage hands-on work to develop and sustain engineering expertise 



  • Bachelors degree minimum in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
  • Fourteen (14) or more years of related engineering experience required
  • Expert in network, system architecture, and the interoperability of USMC intelligence system collection and analysis platform


  • Minimum Secret clearance required with ability to obtain a TS
  • Preferred Top Secret or TS/SCI clearance


  • FPGA Experience and Experience in C4ISR related programs to include: Technology Analysis and Assessments, Design Definition, Development of Systems Specifications, Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture, Systems/Equipment Integration, and Test and Evaluation


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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