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Flight Operations Spacecraft Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2303624
Location: AURORA, CO, United States
Date Posted: Jun 14, 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 is seeking a Flight Operations Division Spacecraft Systems Engineer with experience and understanding of core spacecraft vehicle, payload, and ground systems engineering and analysis.  This work is performed in the Aurora, CO area.   TS/SCI with poly is required. Targeted salary  is 100,001-120,00k

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent the Flight Operations Division in the execution of spacecraft integration, test, launch, and on-orbit operations. 
  • Conduct anomaly support, launch and mission readiness, and end to end space systems architecture analysis. 
  • Maintain close communications with the program acquisition office and customer engineering organizations providing recommendations on risk level of spacecraft activities.
  • Oversee day to day execution of operations and processes to ensure proper attention to health, safety, and effective use of national resources.
  • Provide launch and mission readiness subject matter expertise to operations and engineering including readiness for launch, spacecraft initialization, and transition to mission. 



  • US Citizenship
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or relevant field and five (5) years or more experience; Master’s Degree in STEM or relevant field and three  (3) years or more experience
  • Experience in spacecraft, payload, and launch vehicle engineering as well as mission readiness process, control gates, and associated entry/exit criteria.
  • SIGINT systems engineering expertise, and significant space and ground systems domain knowledge
  • Technical familiarity with SIGINT system’s payloads, subsystems, and technical capabilities
  • Self-starter, proactively addresses customer requirements with no supervision; expert at defining solutions for broad, abstract topics
  • Polished communicator (written/verbal); impeccable interpersonal skills and personal judgement


  • Real-time operations experience as a spacecraft operator or spacecraft engineer, familiar with space operations/policies


Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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 24,000 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 $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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