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Senior Systems Engineer Test and Evaluation

Job ID: 2307094
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 7, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer Test and Evaluation in San Diego, CA.

SAIC is seeking a cleared Test and Evaluation (T&E) Engineer in San Diego, CA. Engineer will support PEO C4I Programs and Projects and has an active Top Secret / SCI clearance to start work. The candidate will act in multiple roles as Tester, including technical support liaison. The candidate will also provide support to Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) for rapid software development of PEO C4I systems.

Job duties and responsibilities may include any of the following:

  • Develop, design, and execute operational test as well as the analysis of test data after operational test is complete.
  • Support statistical analysis using performance specifications and other requirements/acquisition documentation.
  • Test and Evaluation event support including Developmental Test (DT) and Maintenance Demonstration (M-DEMO) events at contractor sites, as well as Operational Test (OT).
  • Understand and be able to develop a master Information Operations (IO) test strategy and associated implementation efforts which help drive information systems into the next generation, improving the user experience across the Navy warfighting community.
  • Understand and be able to execute a test strategy, ensuring all Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) are executed correctly with objectives and thresholds results observed and recorded.
  • Collaborate with system Lead Engineers across the NAVWAR/PEO C4I community of interest in drafting Engineering Change Requests (ECR) for review and approval at the Platform Technical Review Board (PTRB).
  • Execute various levels of tests and evaluate risk, providing risk mitigation and action plans to executive leadership that may impact project goals and/or objectives.
  • Considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in drafting various types of test documentation, such as; test charter, master test plan, test objectives, test procedures, user guide, system installation guide, system administration guide and standard operational verification test procedures for peer review and signature.
  • Understand the requirements to execute multiple test events on a variety of networks within the Navy that include ONE-Net, ISNS, CANES, TACLAN and TACMobile.
  • Understand the relationship between Operational Test and Evaluation Forces (OPTEVFOR), Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), and OPNAV, on how the coordination between those organizations apply to Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E), Integration Test and Evaluation (IT&E), Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) and Follow-on Test and Evaluation (FOT&E).
  • Understand how the Trade Agreement Act of 1979 limits various hardware from connecting to various networks.
  • Understand and be proficient in completing the Service Request Form (SRF), Operational Survey (OPS Survey) and Test Readiness Review (TRR) in order to enter into a NAVWAR test event.
  • Understand the relationship with an automated test framework and the objective quality evidence to support T&E objectives.


Required Education & Experience: TS/SCI.  Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience. 

  • 5+ years experience as a systems Engineer or equivalent, Test Engineer, or OPTEVFOR Test and Evaluation (T&E) experience, and related statistical analysis experience. Understand data collection plans and data analysis, systems engineering concepts and related systems engineering processes.
  • Knowledge of DOD/ U.S. Navy acquisition documents and OPTEVFOR publications.
  • T&E Level I certified and a member in good standing with the DAU DAWIA T&E Community of Interest.
  • Use Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Ability to operate both independently and without direct supervision and in a collaborative software development lab environment

Security Clearance:

  • TS/SCI with Current SSBI

Desired Skills and Certifications:

  • Understanding PEO C4I, NAVWAR, US Navy C-ISR systems and CONOPS
  • Considered a SME in executing the Adaptive Acquisition Framework/Software Acquisition Pathway (AAF/SWP) test strategy.
  • Have familiarity with the Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) pathways to include Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Fielding
  • Prior Military (Navy) experience

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. 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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