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GPS Operations and Sustainment Engineer

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Job ID: 197779
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Nov 7, 2019
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a motivated engineering professional to join our team of diverse Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) experts. The GPS SE&I Team provides engineering, technical analysis and subject matter expertise (SME) support to the GP Directorate. As a member of our team, you’ll work in a fast-paced environment with Air Force personnel and system developers to ensure GPS remains the gold standard for position, navigation and timing. Should have working knowledge of the systems engineering process and possess the ability to work in a deadline driven environment.  Uses Microsoft Office skills (specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word), and is willing to learn multiple facets of the GPS program as needed.  The Engineer is capable of working independently or supporting / leading teams to solve GPS mission and development related problems, and capable of receiving or providing daily supervision and direction, as dictated by the tasking / situation, in a dynamic environment.




  • Applies system engineering knowledge and processes to analyze the GPS Control Segment’s technical baseline requirements for Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP), Launch & Checkout Capability (LCC), GPS III Contingency Operations services (COps), M-code Early Use (MCEU), and Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) for sustainment, transition, and cybersecurity impacts

  • Develops an understanding of the current GPS ground control segment, the next generation ground control segment, and GPS satellites and applies knowledge to create course of action and recommendations to address operations, transition, sustainment, and cybersecurity concerns effectively to the government and contractor engineers/analysts

  • Implements the Space and Missile Systems Center format for all briefings and papers in order to provide a continuous structured process for staffing, coordination, review, and approval of GPS SE&I briefings and related products ; provides briefings and technical engagements, for and to the government customers, stakeholders, and developers

  • Provides research for writing, editing, and proofreading of technical data for GPS Engineering managers/contractors in order to improve technical documents and briefings

  • Plans and executes Risk Management Framework (RMF) cybersecurity compliance assessments on GPS enterprise networks and reviews and analyzes cybersecurity design documents, policies, procedures and artifacts to scope test activities and plans and executes vulnerability and penetration testing on GPS enterprise networks

  • Assists in completion of risk assessments and architectural analysis of cybersecurity features of new systems and modifications and recommend enhancements based on current and anticipated threats




  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or an engineering-related discipline
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience with productivity applications including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform in a high intensity, quick reaction environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Knowledge of the Global Positioning System
  • Experience working systems engineering related activities
  • Experience working in a high-paced, dynamic DoD program office
  • USAF Operations & Maintenance experience
  • 2 SOPS or 19 SOPS Experience


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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