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Aerospace Engineer

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Job ID: 1924633
Location: SAN BERNARDINO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking experienced, highly motivated engineers to join our team of rocket scientists. This position will be located at San Bernardino, CA.
Commit your years of experience to a future of excellence as you help maintain and shape the future of the United States Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) force. The Minuteman III weapon system was first fielded in 1962, and has been upgraded in various stages over the life of the program to maintain system capability. 
SAIC is a lead contractor for the Force Development Evaluation (FDE) of the current Minuteman III, and provides analysis capabilities to the Air Force to ensure that all system accuracy performance requirements are achieved. SAIC provides engineering support (Advisory & Assistance services) as part of a multi-command, multi-contractor team. SAIC is seeking an engineer with a background in aerospace/aeronautics, specifically in flight testing, to include flight instrumentation, telemetry, flight termination, and range operations. Don’t miss this great opportunity to contribute to one of the most exciting and challenging development and sustainment efforts in the Department of Defense (DoD). Position and pay will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Define, analyze, and review results from model simulations
  • Develop, modify, and maintain software tools that predict pre-flight performance under nominal, off-nominal, and Monte Carlo flight conditions
  • Develop, modify, and maintain software analysis tools that employ flight test data to estimate sub-system error contributors, e.g., guidance hardware, software, targeting, survey, reentry, etc.
  • Develop, modify, and maintain trajectory processing tools for the reduction and analysis of flight test data to determine Best Estimate of Trajectory (BET)
  • Update models based on designs, test results, and other data
  • Develop, modify, and maintain hazards assessment tools to evaluate probability of impact and expected casualties from off-nominal and failure modes
  • Prepare presentations, reports, research, and other contract deliverables related to analyses performed


  • BS in engineering or physics with 7+ years of experience, or a MS in engineering or physics with 5+ years of experience in complex systems engineering
  • Must have an Active DoD Secret security clearance
  • Experience in at least one of the following: control systems engineering, dynamic six degree of freedom (6-DOF) modeling and simulation, launch vehicle analysis, navigation systems. Preference given to multiple skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • May require up to 25% travel

Desired Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in engineering
  • Prior ICBM weapon system experience
  • Experience with aerospace vehicle trajectory analysis
  • GPS translator and navigation flight software experience
  • Understanding of missile (rigid body) dynamics, including aerodynamics and propulsion dynamics
  • Experience with various scientific programming languages (MATLAB, Python, C++, FORTRAN, etc.)
  • Experience with statistical analysis of test and simulation results using software such as MATLAB
  • Experience with Linux and/or system administration


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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