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Mission Operations Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2305109
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 30, 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 an opportunity for a Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA area to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services focused on protection of space systems.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • Oversee integration of space protection functions/capabilities of delivered systems
  • Provides analysis of schedules, capabilities of operational needs (near and long term) 
  • Assist in developing systems architectures and associated requirements, and oversee integration of mission protection systems
  • Provide end to end system engineering for the entire life cycle of a program
  • Support requirements development, interface control documentation, technical specification review, architecture and CONOPS development 
  • Help develop standards, tools, and procedures for use on projects including but not limited to issue risk, change and information management
  • Analyze and provide recommendations to multiple government customers, providing key information, possible risks and impacts and potential improvements to government managers and other points of contact
  • Review documentation, represent government as required in forums that support streamlined delivery of new capabilities and standardization of integration efforts


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelors of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Engineering Management, Business Administration, OR  relevant field required; 5+ years of relevant space operations and systems engineering experience; Masters and 3 years or more experience 

Required :

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Knowledge of satellite constellations, spacecraft orbit, and ground station characteristics
  • Program lifecycle experience from concept development and design to deployment and operational maintenance
  • Experience with requirements development, interface control documentation, technical specification review, architecture and CONOPS development 
  • Familiarity with NRO missions, organizations, systems engineering processes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deliverables.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team, operate effectively with contractor, SETA, FFRDC, and Government teammates
  • Ability to quickly craft briefings and talking points for the government with minimal guidance. Represents government and their interests in various forums as needed
  • A self-starter, proactively addressing customer requirements with no supervision; expert at defining solutions for broad, abstract topics
  • Polished communicator (written/verbal); impeccable interpersonal skills and personal judgment
  • Master at collaboration and coordination with multiple stakeholders -- consensus builder

Desired Qualifications:

  • Real-time operations experience as a spacecraft operator or vehicle engineer
  • Familiar with MBSE/Digital Engineering, AGILE development, cloud technologies
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence

Clearance Requirements:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Poly

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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