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Systems Engineer Associate

Job ID: 2401861
Location: UPPER MARLBORO, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer Associate to join our Identity and Data Sciences Laboratory (IDSL) in support of identifying, testing, and evaluating novel systems and processes that may improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction of customer field activities.

The IDSL team works with technologies that include biometric acquisition and data processing systems, data capture instrumentation and recording systems, and high throughput screening systems.  The IDSL team operates the Maryland Test Facility (MdTF; to carry out both large- and small-scale evaluations. The candidate will join a multi-disciplined team composed of scientists, engineers, and subject matter experts working to design, build, and execute the test cases required to gather and analyze the data needed to make qualitive and quantitative recommendations in support of our customer goals. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a hands-on environment with work primarily being performed onsite in a research setting, with additional opportunities to support field tests and pilots.

This is an onsite position based in Upper Marlboro, MD and expects up to 10% travel within the U.S.. Compensation DOE.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relative technical discipline or equivalent military/field experience.
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and able to obtain DHS Suitability Public Trust.
  • Able to lift 50lbs and safely use step ladders.
  • Understanding of basic computer assembly and setup, software installation, configuration, network connectivity, and maintenance.
  • Proficiency in the proper and safe use of basic hand and power tools.
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling and printing processes, software, and hardware.
  • Able to generate technical documentation, drawings, operator/maintenance procedures, test plans, and hardware and software recommendations.
  • Knowledgeable in the proper use of handheld test equipment such as VOMs.
  • Demonstrated creativity and resourcefulness in technical design approaches.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to clearly explain and document technical plans, findings, and recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively collaborate with team members as well as interact with customers.
  • Able to iterate and adapt system requirements and designs to changing needs and priorities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Computer operating system installation, configuration and troubleshooting in Windows and Linux (x64/ARM) environments.
  • Rapid prototyping using software such as Inventor/AutoCAD or similar.
  • Familiarity with microcontrollers (Arduino/STM32/ESP 8266/32).
  • Proficiency with electronic test equipment for signal measurement and diagnostics.
  • Developing and executing power, data, and network wiring plans.
  • Graphics software experience such as Photoshop, Blender, GIMP.

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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