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In-Plant Customer COMM Systems Engineer

Job ID: 198074
Location: SUNNYVALE, CA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 25, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


The future is here – be a central part of defining and implementing the future of space and ground systems to protect the Nation.
SAIC is seeking experienced professionals to join the National Security Customer Group (NSCG).  NSCG provides specialized program management, engineering, analysis and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.
NSCG has an opening for an In-Plant Customer Radio Frequency (RF)Communications (COMM) Sub-system Factory Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. The customer maintains and develops next-generation satellite systems.  This position provides Government customer insight at a satellite contractor facility during design, manufacture, integration, test, and launch phases for the COMM sub-system.  Responsibilities will include oversight of various contractor I&T activities; identifying and resolving technical issue by leading; and influencing contractor effort in successfully delivering the COMM sub-system for on-orbit operations    
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, COMM system developers, and other subject matter experts.
  • Facilitate communications between Customer Program Office and contractor team and provide written daily and weekly status reports to customer program office
  • Identify, communicate, and lead program team to address and resolve technical and programmatic issues
  • Review, assess and evaluate contractor COMM sub-system assembly and integration plans and procedures
  • Perform test engineering assessment on all COMM sub-system level test plans, procedures and reports
  • Provide analysis support on COMM sub-system test results to verify the COMM sub-system design satisfies the system requirements.
  • Performs Spacecraft level requirements satisfaction analysis  and Functional & Physical Configuration Audits (FCA/PCA)
  • Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to adjudicate and resolve anomalies by direct fact finding, audits, inquiries, and investigations of processing, testing, or operational failures.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards or that appropriate deviations/waivers are in place.
  • 24/7 shift work may be required


  • TS/SCI with Poly
  • 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
  • Degree in electrical engineering or related degree
  • 10 or more years of RF COMM systems engineering experience with integration and test experience
  • Experience working in RF COMM systems development, manufacturing, and I&T
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with multiple COMM programs and I&T
  • Experience across the life-cycle engineering activities/milestones, integration and test, and Launch and Initialization (L&I) activities


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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