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Principal Systems Engineer (AFC) - Secret

Job ID: 200533
Location: AUSTIN, TX, United States
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC’s Defense System Group is currently hiring engineering positions in Austin, TX supporting the modernization of the US Army. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.


SAIC has an opening for a systems engineer/architect to provide Systems Engineering technical services. The customer organization we support provides the enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that will determine the future integrated systems.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

-         Working across multiple Offices and Organizations to identify and define needs

-         Identifying and defining future capability and interoperability needs

-         Identifying key architecture and system level trades

-         Developing strategies in support of Department of Defense (DoD) architectures

-         Assessing the performance of current and future architecture concepts

-         Providing technical and programmatic guidance to the architecture and system level requirements process

-         Develop architecture models to capture the holistic view of the enterprise

-         Preparing briefings for senior decision makers


  • HS diploma and 24 years of experience or  Bachelor’s degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline with at least 20 years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree in STEM with 18 years of relevant experience or PhD with 16 years of relevant experience 
  •     Must have an  Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
  •     Strong technical fundamentals in existing Army program (e.g. ground vehicles, air, missile defense, soldier systems)
  •     Understanding of how to use architecting to support senior level enterprise decision making
  •     Working knowledge/familiarity with architecture tools
  •     Architecture domain understanding from a holistic enterprise perspective
  •     Ability to recommend tradeoffs, impacts, and advancement
  •     Experience in development and use of modeling for architecture solutions
  •     Understanding of core systems engineering and analysis disciplines and processes
  •     Experience with lifecycle readiness from System Requirements Review through system decommissioning
  •     Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
  •     Strong oral and written communication skills
  •     Customer focused and capable of representing the customer in community forums

Desired Qualifications

 Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline
Working knowledge of the Request for Change (RFC) process and the Engineering Review Board process
Certified Architect (e.g. DoDAF, TOGAF, UAF, MODAF, Zachman)
Knowledge of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
Knowledge of Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
Experience in Cameo / No Magic product
Prior experience in support of the US Army


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 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 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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