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Systems Engineer Sr Principal

Job ID: 2402771
Location: ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD, United States
Date Posted: Apr 12, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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


Are you interested in joining SAIC to be part of our partnership providing high quality engineering advisory services, system planning, integration, and architecture to our government intelligence agency customer? Then consider joining the members of the Enterprise Systems Engineering and Architecture team as they aid our customer in collaborating, integrating, and standardizing the engineering approach across the customers enterprise.

We have on-going requirements for a Principal Systems Engineer to support various organizations throughout the government customer’s Signals Intelligence enterprise in their Fort Meade Maryland area facilities. The selected individual will interact with the government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts and communicates with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives. They will be responsible for the technical integrity, quality, and completeness of work performed and deliverables.

The selected systems engineer will work within the assigned government organization to provide systems engineering support, decision support, and engineering and other technical throughout a supported system’s life cycle phases. We have an on-going need for experienced systems engineers to support:

  • Stakeholder Requirements Definition, Requirements Analysis, Architectural Design, Implementation, Integration, Verification, Transition, Validation, Operation, Maintenance, and Disposal;
  • Project Planning, Project Assessment and Control, Decision Management, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Information Management, and Measurement Planning; Measurement; and
  • Project Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Management, Lifecycle Model Management, and Quality Management


 Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Must have TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience
    • A Master’s degree or PhD may be substituted for two years of experience.
  • This is a full-time position requiring 1880 hours of support per year.

Individual Capabilities/Experience desired:

  • Individuals with experience in creation and/or technical review of Unified Architectural Framework (UAF) of the predecessor Department of Defense (DoD) Architecture Framework (DoDAF) models and artifacts are always in demand. Candidates with experience using Cameo or IBM Systems Architect are especially in demand.
  • While experience and knowledge of customer systems and processes is not essential, individuals with a strong background with customer systems will have leg up during the selection process.
  • There is also an on-going need for systems engineers who have practical experience with network security accreditation/Risk Management Framework (RMF), input to system security plans, management of POAMs. Candidates who have a current DODD 8570 Certification (Security+ etc) are especially in demand.  

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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