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Reliability Engineer

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Job ID: 2306718
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 28, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Reliability Engineer with experience in defense weapon systems to join our energized team.  This position supports an exciting variety of programs to provide advanced R&M Engineering. Highly qualified candidates will have additional experience with model-based systems engineering and/or software development (to include software reliability).  This position is located in Alexandria, VA.
SAIC supports the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) customers as they lead, cultivate, and develop innovative solutions to address common concerns of reliable and maintainable weapon systems ( SAIC  provides technical expertise to improve the state-of-practice to pursue crosscutting issues across the acquisition community and within the systems engineering enterprise.  As a mid-level member of the team, you will assist OUSD(R&E) advance the practice of R&M engineering focusing on sustainment of reliable and maintainable weapon systems. You will regularly work with the R&M community of practice and DoD senior executives.  You will review OUSD(R&E) modernization priorities and related technologies, legislation, policies, procedures, practices, guidance, standards, handbooks, tools, DoD workforce skills and training, in coordination with OUSD(R&E) organizations, DoD Components, other federal agencies, and academic and industry partners.  
Job Responsibilities:
  • Serve as government Director’s lead to prepare, coordinate, collaborate, and participate in DMAG Focused Sustainment initiatives.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the development and implementation of the R&M Body of Knowledge and related workforce training courses
  • Support annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) by preparing workshops, briefing and supporting the OUSD(R&E) participation in RAMS
  • Support instantiation of Model Based Systems Engineering and SysML into R&M Engineering activities.
  • Conduct analysis of alternatives (AoA) to support the recommendation of approaches, tools, and technologies for development of new analytics, including data- and event-driven analytics supporting R&M engineering across the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Collaborate with various engineering teams to support requirements definition, integration, and deployment of newly developed capabilities
  • Prepare presentations and other materials to support project functions. Draft correspondence, reports, white papers, minutes, spreadsheets, communications products, briefs, and other documentation


  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) year's experience; Masters and twelve (12) year's experience
  • Bachelor’s of science degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline that is relevant to engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years of specialty engineering experience focused in R&M engineering


  • Secret clearance required to start; Ability to obtain a TS/SCI required to maintain employment
  • US citizenship required
  • Ability to develop R&M engineering acquisition policy, guidance, and workforce development training materials
  • Experience with government, industry or academia in R&M Engineering discipline and skilled at identifying and addressing DoD acquisition risks, issues or opportunities
  • Must be able to work both independently and with a team to execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, briefing and coordinating senior-level technical reviews, panels, or similar meetings with diverse participants
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal and able to convey complex ideas and theories to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance
  • Knowledge of DODI 5000.02 and JCIDS process
  • Experience supporting US Federal Government agencies and processes
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering tools (i.e., SySML tools), OMG-Certified SysML Professional (OCSMP) is a plus
  • Experience with data analysis software (e.g., miniTab, R, SPSS)
  • Experience or familiarity with Scaled Agile Framework Environment (SAFe)
  • Minimum one active professional certification or academic certificate obtained within the last five years, related to the R&M discipline e.g., ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

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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