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Job ID: 2402065
Location: AURORA, CO, United States
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Operational SIGINT mission supported by multiple satellites. Provide mission engineering and technical evaluation support throughout the phases of the program acquisition process. The candidate will be responsible for the supporting evaluation of future satellite payload capabilities. 


·         Advocate for the OPSIGINT mission

·         Provide SME and work with OPSIGINT community to support collection of requirements, translating those requirements into technical solutions and providing information on how current solutions can satisfy mission needs

·         Lead end-to-end (E2E) closure of mission thread for existing and new satellite systems and payloads

·         Prepare the mission for transition to operations

·         Provide knowledge of mission requirements, so that wen development contractors identify a specification non-compliance, the lead can assess the significance of the non-compliance to the mission degradation

·         Understand the mission data flow from the satellite sensor through processing and how subsystems contribute to and are integrated to support the OPSIGINT Mission

·         Provide assessment of mission performance of the system, from trending mission threads to mission impacts of operational design trades

·         Support future architecture analysis with the understanding of link budget analysis, antennas/receiver design and CONOPS

·         Collaborate as necessary across the acquisition program and with stakeholders and users

·         Provide SME as required to support design, integration, testing, transition to operations and operations

·         Support training development for mission operators and analyst


Required Qualifications:

·         Technical Degree and 14+ years of SIGINT mission experience

·         Experience working with the operational SIGINT community

·         Experience working in a satellite systems program office or a satellite development facility

·         Knowledge and understanding of SIGINT tools used within the community

·         Critical thinking skills

·         Excellent communications skills

·         Organizational skills

·         Travel within the US less than 10% of the time

Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. 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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