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Senior Systems Engineer (Engineering Investigations [EIs])

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Job ID: 208608
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Jul 6, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % 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 a Senior Systems Engineer to support the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) in its efforts to protect North America, by performing a variety of operations, maintenance, and sustainment tasks at customer and field locations 24/7. This position is contingent upon award of contract.


The NISSC II effort establishes requirements for OM&S that support classified communications and processing for Command and Control (C2) capability in organizational work centers at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS), Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB), Colorado; Offutt AFB (OAFB), Nebraska; Vandenberg AFB (VAFB), California; and other sites, worldwide.  This specific position will have a place of performance in Colorado Springs.

  • The qualified candidate will perform Engineering Investigations (EI) supporting trade space reviews in support of the Chief Scientists’ office and other stakeholders as required.  The objective of EIs is to provide analysis-based options and recommended solutions for improvements to existing capabilities (enhancements); for input to roadmap activities, including prioritization, architectural impacts. EIs may include requests for engineering information, technical alternatives and architectural approaches for input into the engineering roadmap in the following functional areas- system engineering, software engineering, network engineering, cybersecurity, integrated logistics, and configuration management.  EIs may also include baseline impact assessments to identify and recommend corrective actions related to data integrity discrepancies between baseline artifacts and the operational systems.

Specific duties, may include, but not be limited to:

  • Conduct engineering investigations at the direction of government.

  • Plan, host, and conduct an EI Working Group for communication of EI status, plans, and results. And develop meeting notes for each EI Working Group

  • Deliver an engineering investigation report for each EI.

  • Document EI identified issues as Maintenance Requirements and support Maintenance Requirement Processing to define prioritized, actionable corrective or preventive actions for resolution of those issues.

  • Support the Interface Control Working Group with near real-time assessments of potential impacts to the NISSC II covered system baselines due to proposed external changes.

  • Ensuring required documentation and digital system models reflect systems changes

  • Ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

  • Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications

  • Providing specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements


Technical Skills and Background Experience Requirements:
  • Secret clearance required, with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI

  • May be required to meet DoD 8570 certification eligibility requirements within the first 3 months of employment, depending on specific duties

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and three (3) years or more experience.  Six years of experience, or four years’ experience and an associate’s degree, can substitute for a bachelor’s degree

  • 3 years of general System engineering experience, to include: either in Agile or traditional system engineering ‘V’ activities

Desired Skills: 

  • Domain knowledge in Missile Warning or Missile Defense

  • Experience in Agile Development methodologies as they apply to Systems Engineering (especially in decomposing requirements from Epic, through Feature, to Story levels)

  • Experience in algorithm development
  • System sell off (Requirement Validation)
  • Development of Concept of Operations (CONOP), System Requirements (SRD), and Interface Control (ICD) documents

  • System of Systems integration experience
  • System Modeling experience (static, dynamic, and parametric)

  • Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) experience

  • Tool knowledge: DOORS, Rhapsody
  • Familiarity with military customs and courtesies


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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