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System Engineer III (Launch Site) VAFB

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Job ID: 194855
Location: VANDENBERG AFB, CA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 3, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Duties and responsibilities Summary:

SAIC is currently looking for Systems Engineers to support launch system SE&I activities for the Launch Enterprise (LE) Directorate at SMC. This position is located at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Key aspects of this oversight will include the following:

Requirements Management
Architecture Management
Technical Baseline Management
Requirements Management
Launch Vehicle Acquisition Support

Launch Mission Assurance activities, in cooperation with FFRDC

Launch Scheduling and Mission Assignments

Coordination with launch vehicle providers, satellite developers, associate contractors, FFRDC, and launch program office teams


Job Specific Responsibilities:

Lead activities based on sound engineering and acquisition practices

Elicit and refine customer requirements

Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints

Performs Systems Engineering activities including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & operational performance analysis,  Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, and decision analysis. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications.  Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. 


Required Qualifications & Experience

Clearance level: DoD Secret; TS/SCI desired

Participated with senior managers to establish plans and objectives

Ability to recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives


Desired Education and Years of Experience

Bachelors (STEM) and nine (9) years or more of related experience


Masters and seven (7) years or more of related experience

PhD or JD and four (4) years or more of related experience

Desired Certifications

INCOSE Certification


Desired Qualifications and Experience

Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions, which are highly innovative and ingenious


Desired Technology Experience

Launch Vehicles and Subsystems (Avionics, Propulsion, Structures)

Space and Ground systems
Launch Site activities
Model-Based Systems Engineering


Desired Education and Years of Experience

Bachelors (STEM) and nine (9) years or more of related experience


Masters and seven (7) years or more of related experience

PhD or JD and four (4) years or more of related experience



SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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