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Space Systems Integration Manager

Job ID: 2303108
Location: CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Mar 7, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Sys Integration
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is pursuing space system development opportunities across a broad spectrum of customers and domains. SAIC is seeking a motivated, innovative, career- and customer-oriented leader to fill a Space Systems Integration Manager role. In this role you will establish a manufacturing team and capability to assemble and test small satellites (“cube sats” and “small sats”) for Low Earth Orbits (LEO) and beyond.

This position is located in Charleston, SC and requires the ability to obtain a government security clearance.

This leader will shape the culture and processes necessary for our team to pursue and execute agile, go-fast production capabilities that enable futuristic improvements for U.S. space based applications. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness with the ability to apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts, as well as streamlined team leadership and program management processes necessary to deliver integrated space systems on go-fast contracts for various customers.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Successful delivery of small sat integrations programs to customers such as USSF, SDA, AFRL, NASA, NOAA, SMDC, and other commercial satellite operators and service providers.
  • Overall execution and delivery by managing and integrating activities in accordance with contract requirements to ensure technical, schedule, and financial performance.
  • Defining the production baseline and then executing the program to comply with baseline requirements.
  • Manage risk, customer relationships, and program staffing.
  • Ensure compliance with quality standards and escalate challenges to SAIC leadership.
  • Support business development and scalable capability growth.

Efforts include requirements definition, process development, standards setting, staffing, inventory management, production management, key metrics development, throughput optimization, and production capabilities expansion. This role may be responsible for several production lines or contract deliverables to multiple customers. You will hire and integrate a production team that may include direct staff, temporary staff, subcontractors or suppliers, and task or project leads; and may require balancing complex workflows. This leader provides guidance, direction, and mentoring to the internal cross-functional team and develop complex processes, procedures, techniques, or tools for the program and the account. Key skills may include electronics integration and test, experience working in a cleanroom environment, configuration and inventory management, program management, systems engineering, systems integration and test experience, and/or experience with earned value management and program planning.



Bachelors and fourteen plus (14+) year; Masters and twelve plus (12+) years; PhD or JD and nine plus (9+) years engineering and integration experience.

  • Relevant experience commensurate with the challenges of  leading a space systems integration team
  • Experience working commercial or “commercial-like” government production programs
  • Experience with space hardware development programs including complex schedule interactions and cost control (R&D or FFP contracts as examples) is highly desired.
  • Experience in a production, functional test, and environmental tests specifically for complex electronics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of handling ESD sensitive electronics or high reliability electronics such as specialty data servers, electronic medical equipment or devices, spacecraft or space-rated electronics boxes, hardened electronics meeting challenging environmental requirements.
  • Ability to staff a team, develop team members, and retain top talent
  • Experience leading mechanical and electrical technicians
  • Demonstrated ability to manage cost-sensitive efforts
  • Collaborative leader capable of coordinating with engineering design teams to develop manufacturing work instructions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of repeatable production flows
  • Ability to define first-of processes and procedures for developing new business capabilities
  • Ability to travel internationally with a current passport

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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