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Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 190830
Location: AURORA, CO, United States
Date Posted: Apr 18, 2019
Subcategory: Engineering Technician
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret

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Job Description


SAIC, in support of the Remote Sensing (RS) Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team in Aurora, CO, has an immediate need for a Systems Engineer. This individual will be a Systems Engineer with desired experience in Department of Defense (DoD) Space-Based systems. Candidate will provide SE&I support to the SBIRS, Future OPIR and Environmental Monitoring Enterprise programs in support of the Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Directorate (SMC/RS). Additionally, candidate will support enterprise integration activities for SMC/RS space, ground, operations, logistics, and sustainment elements through identification, assessment and management of deficiency reports (DRs). Finally, candidate should have experience with space systems, ground and space system acquisition, as well as systems engineering experience. Major duties of the position include:

  • Supporting system engineering and DR management for SMC/RS Enterprise space, ground, hardware, software, fixed site and mobile systems
  • Executing Deficiency Review Boards on behalf of the government customer providing a forum for DR assessment and review
  • Creating, maintaining and distributing DR status products 
  • Supporting integration activities including hardware, software, cybersecurity and network upgrades
  • Collaborating with prime contractors, other support contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Air Force


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Math, Physics, or similar. Experience accepted in lieu of degree
  • Active SECRET Clearance with ability to receive TS/SCI Clearance
  • 2+ years of systems engineering experience, working with Air Force/DoD customers or military service 
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
    Ability to travel periodically

Desired Qualifications


  • Experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in Operations and Sustainment environments
  • Experience with the acquisition and deployment of OPIR ground systems
  • Experience with databases and systems such as ClearQuest, DI2E, JIRA, Remedy, etc.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and speak publicly
  • Knowledge of development lifecycle, project integration, schedule analysis and stakeholder processes


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  

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