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Senior IT Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2314343
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Mar 5, 2024
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT 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: None
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC seeks a highly experienced and energetic IT Systems Engineering Sr. Principal to support the US Space Force, Space Systems Command, in performing operational maintenance and sustainment of ground-based radars critical to US and Allied strategic missile surveillance, warning, defense, and space surveillance missions. In support of the government customer, the SAIC Program Manager, and the Chief Engineer.  This position is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for design and implementation of IT systems that require the integration of diverse and complex components
  • Creating a problem statement, defining operational requirements including integration with other systems or components, researching, and modeling the system architecture and configuration, investigation alternatives, cost analysis and estimation, and decision analysis
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements, facility requirements (including floor layout, power cooling, network connectivity), data storage, backup, monitoring, operations systems, directory services, identity management, access management, and automation
  • Performs troubleshooting, functional analysis, timeline analysis, requirements allocation of hardware and software specification
  • Engage across multiple support teams and other engineers to meet system needs and specifications
  • Provide expertise in defining and implementing best practices to meet or exceed mission needs for 24/7 operations
  • Support initiatives resulting in highly available, resilient, and redundant systems


  • Bachelor’s and 5+ years of related experience
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Troubleshoot and analysis of problems with major systems such as: VMware, storage systems, Windows and *ix systems
  • Designing, Developing, and modernizing highly complex information systems

Desired Skills:

  • Managing geographically dispersed large-scale 24/7 operational systems  
  • Experience sustaining UEWR, or other Strategic Warning and Surveillance radar systems such as the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS)

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

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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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