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Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2307128
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: May 30, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking Systems Engineers to support NSWC Crane to accelerate Hypersonic Science and Technology Advancement through affordable Flight Testing.  A candidate will collaborate with Service and Agency Program Offices and S&T Research organizations to capture Flight Test needs for maturing Technologies and Hypersonic Weapons.  Candidates will define compatible experiment packages and match them with appropriate and cost effective launch systems as inputs to detailed flight test planning and budgeting activities.  Candidates will direct and manage detailed flight test design in coordination with launch providers, experiment providers, observer programs and modeling and simulation teams, execute flight test campaigns and coordinate data distribution to experiment providers and stakeholders.


In this role, the candidate will work collaboratively with customer leaders, various working groups, systems engineering team members, mission stakeholders, national labs, and industry to identify, analyze, evaluate, coordinate, and support road-mapping, test and transition activities for critical candidate technologies. The successful candidate will be a proactive, forward leaning self-starter with exceptional judgment to interface with stakeholders at all levels as well as with industry partners.

Job duties include:

  • Maintain cognizance of technical developments within the program
  • Provide technical depth to Technical Interchange Meetings and Quarterly Program Reviews and make recommendations on future courses of action
  • Support technical studies and systems engineering activities
  • Write technical white papers and prepare presentations
  • Review and analyze detailed test plans and reports;  assist with development of systems engineering and test documentation
  • Support technology maturation activities for funded projects
  • Support analysis of requirements, and test and integration planning for new technologies/ capabilities through technology insertion
  • Help guide program providers with design concepts/recommendations for changes to facilitate integration.
  • Support development of transition processes, plans, and agreements; conduct TRL assessments and assist with TRAs
  • Support development of mechanisms for monitoring project progress, and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and program stakeholders
  • Participate in the analysis, collaboration, coordination and de-confliction of detailed schedules and risk for the program
  • Maintain insight into the program technical support functions of partner organizations
  • Prepare Risk and Technical Review Board materials 
  • Participate in Risk and Technical Advisory Board meetings
  • Brief plans and progress at various high level meetings and technical exchanges



  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, Nuclear), Physics, or Chemistry and 3+ years of Systems Engineering experience
  • Ability to obtain a clearance
  • US Citizen required
  • Demonstrated 3+ years of experience in a DoD systems engineering role (missile defense, space, or hypersonic program experience preferred)
  • Ability to interpret interface drawings/models
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical and risk analysis to operational systems
  • Ability to monitor the progress of multiple concurrent and highly visible requirements with the judgment to know when to initiate needed corrective actions
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex topics and information with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and judgment to know how to navigate and resolve challenging situations
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills


  • Experience with weapons system development and test
  • Prior support for DoD Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessments and Technology Readiness Agreements (TRAs)
  • Experience with DOORs and Digital Engineering tools (i.e., Rhapsody, Cameo Magic Draw) 

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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