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Job ID: 200397
Location: MIDDLETOWN, RI, United States
Date Posted: Apr 20, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description



Performs Systems Engineering activities related to Information Technology or Engineering 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 & op. performance analysis,  Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis and physical configuration analysis (PCA) . 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.  From an information technology perspective, may be concerned with floor layout,  power & cooling, data storage, infrastructure management, backup, monitoring, operating systems, directory services, identity management, access management, and automation. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND ABILITY: Must be experienced and knowledgeable in US Department of Navy (DON) system acquisition and all associated activities as it applies to undersea vehicles and weapons and their countermeasures and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) in general and specifically to Anti-Torpedo Torpedo Defensive Systems (ATTDS) and all their components and stationary and mobile artificial acoustic targets.  Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.  Contributes to development of new principles and concepts. Participates with senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.  Recommends/makes decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives.

PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Works on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. 

FREEDOM TO ACT: Works under consultative direction toward pre-determined long-range goals and objectives.  Assignments are often self-initiated.  Determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.  Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of supervisor. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

IMPACT: Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.  Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically results in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and affect image of organization's technological capability.

LIAISON: Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 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. 

Individual must have a current Secret security clearance or be able to obtain a Secret security clearance. 


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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