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Systems Engineer Principal

Job ID: 2407993
Location: DAYTON, OH, United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % 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


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer Principal with NRO experience to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. This position supports a System Program Office (SPO) in a technical capacity for planning, execution, monitoring, and oversight of system development and acquisitions that advance the NRO’s space resiliency posture. The Systems Engineer Principal will work in a collaborative team environment supporting systems engineering, mission analysis, and transition activities to address some of the space community’s most challenging problems. Work location is geographically separated from the program office. Candidate must be capable of performing independently in coordination and cooperation with the host organization.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Position is estimated to be a half-time, multidisciplinary systems engineering role reviewing and guiding customer on large and small aerospace systems and technology maturation development
  • Day to day activities includes review of technical documents and acquisition artifacts, development of SOW requirements and requests for proposal documentation
  • Coordinate and participate in technical reviews; assist customer in execution of system development
  • Coordinate with stakeholder and mission partner organizations
  • Develop technology roadmaps and assess relevant current and future technologies for insertion by applying established technology/manufacturing readiness level scales
  • Primary work location is Dayton, OH area; If candidate resides in Dayton, the position requires ~25% travel.  If candidate resides elsewhere, additional travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related scientific/technical discipline with at least 9 years of relevant experience; Or Master’s Degree and at least 7 years of relevant experience; candidates with greater levels of experience will be considered
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • Experience defining system/subsystem requirements and evaluating industry proposal submissions
  • Understanding of prime hardware assembly, integration and testing to include ground test articles
  • Experience maturing technologies and transitioning to demonstration/operational systems
  • Command of established technology/manufacturing readiness levels is highly desired
  • Familiarity with DoD acquisition process highly desired
  • Effective communication, coordination, and customer engagement skills
  • ·     Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and team environment

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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