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Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2316873
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 21, 2024
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: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC seeks an energetic and talented Systems Engineer to join an exciting program and Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team in Springfield, VA. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented, bias towards action self-starter with a willingness to learn and the ability to be an immediate contributor in fast paced, adaptive and innovative team environments. They will possess strong interpersonal and excellent communication (listening, verbal, and written) skills with the ability to forge and nurture close working relationships with project officers and executive-level leaders, and SETA throughout the customer organization, DoD, IC, and industry.  Job responsibilities include providing tailored project management, acquisition, specialized systems engineering, and technical analysis support for a portfolio of advanced capabilities in the maritime domain.

Primary tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide high-level systems engineering and programmatic expertise to support major systems that have entered into operations and maintenance phases of the system life-cycle;
  • Provide high-level systems engineering and programmatic expertise to support systems/projects from concept through the concept development and acquisition phases of the system life-cycle;
  • Coordinate technical discussions with activities to identify system improvements to include research and development investments;
  • Participate in system working groups and program/project technical status meetings/reviews, developing inputs, documenting procedures, and tracking actions items;
  • Support project management effort to include monitoring project cost, schedule, technical performance, and risk throughout the system life-cycle;
  • Support technical project and systems engineering management including Concept of Operations (CONOPs) generation, requirements development, performance work statements development, and integrated milestone/schedule development;
  • Support contract management efforts to include development of contract documents to enable awards to industry partners;
  • Provide subject matter expertise support to discussion, briefings and document reviews provided to program oversight groups;
  • Travel (5-15%) outside assigned work area.


Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, or operations research; years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Required skills:

  • 5 years of experience providing technical project management and systems engineering in support of DoD and/or IC programs and acquisitions.
  • Familiarity with team and administrative collaboration and analysis tools such as Microsoft SharePoint, Excel, Access, and Project.
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) including generating, analyzing, and maintaining a digital model.

 Required clearance:

  • An active TS/SCI clearance and the ability to complete and obtain a counter-intelligence (CI) scope polygraph (post-hire).

Desired skills:

  • PMP and/or other professional certifications.

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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