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NAVAIR Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2302826
Location: PATUXENT RIVER, MD, United States
Date Posted: Mar 23, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer to directly support the F/A-18 & EA-18G Flight Plan Team within PMA 265 at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, MD.  In this role the candidate will provide engineering and analytical support to the Flight Plan team and the Integrated Product Teams across PMA-265 for pre-Milestone A technical activities.  PMA 265 is the F/A-18 and EA-18 Program Office supporting the Navy, Marine Corps, and International partners across the F/A-18 A-D, E/F, and G variants. 

Candidate will work onsite co-located with the PMA-265 Flight Plan Team in Patuxent River, MD.  This will be a hybrid remote position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop technical requirements documents with Integrated Product Teams

  • Coordinate Platform Interface with Mission Area System-of-Systems Stakeholders

  • Coordinate and Transition approved Flight Plan efforts (Program of Records) to appropriate Pillar/IPT teams

  • System Development of Architectures to support the following activities:

    • Trade studies, Concept Exploration and Development, Initial Technical Reviews, POM issue development, and resource management & allocations associated with Pre-Milestone A activities and decisions. 

  • Coordinate architectural products, trade studies, and POM issue sheets with system-of-system stakeholder PMAs & entities.

  • Ensure system-of-systems requirements are embedded into program developmental documents (Reqts Specs, SOWs, CDRLs, RFIs, MBSE artifacts).

  • Track and Communicate technical margin constraints such as SWAP-C and computer resourcing that must be considered in capability development and requirements allocations. 

  • Coordinate possible trade studies with expertise in applicable IPTs and facilitate transition of efforts to those IPTs for post-Milestone A activities. 

  • Support Science and Technology (S&T) experimentation tracking and execution and coordinate with S&T Lead on future demonstrations, and low TRL concepts



  • Bachelor's degree in relevant technical discipline and 3+ years of relevant Systems Engineering Experience.

  • Minimum of an active Interim Secret clearance is required

  • Experience with NAVAIR Program Office environments and processes.

  • Experience with fixed wing USN and USMC aircraft platforms and systems.

  • Experience with Program, Planning, Budgeting, and Execution System.

  • Experience with System Architecture & Models, Trade Studies, System Engineering Plans, Tech Reviews, POM issue sheets, Requirements Analysis, Allocation, and Management

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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