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IV&V Propulsion Engineer

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Job ID: 2011206
Location: SAN BERNARDINO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 7, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an experienced and highly motivated engineer to perform independent verification and validation of launch service contractor (LSC) solutions and excess ballistic missile (XBM) rocket motors.  As part of the propulsion team, the candidate would support our aging and surveillance program for historical solid rocket assets in addition to supporting missions with new vehicle configurations.


At the SAIC San Bernardino engineering center we are multi-discipline team of propulsion, structures, fluid mechanics, software controls, and avionics engineers. We support the Rocket System Launch Program (RSLP) which is a United States Air Force program that provides quick access to space to other government agencies.  We work with various launch vehicle contractors throughout the country and perform independent verification and validation (IV&V) of the launch vehicle designs.  In addition to RSLP IV&V, the center also leads the force development evaluation effort of an existing Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system and also supports the future ICBM program Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).


Roles and Responsibilities (including some or all of the following):

  • Provide test support for static fire, qualification, acceptance, and aging surveillance tests, including review of test plans/procedures, witnessing testing, and assessing results/reports
  • Perform analytical assessments of motor performance from static fire testing as well as flights of rocket motors and launch vehicles
  • Review, assess, and provide analytic assessments of LSC liquid propulsion systems to include propellant feed, turbo-pump assemblies, injectors, thrust chambers, nozzles, and thrust vector control systems
  • Support design reviews and milestones as necessary
  • Report analysis progress, products, and recommendations to technical staff and management, and to the customers and its contractors in technical interchanges, briefings, and reports
  • Prepare presentations, reports, and other contract deliverables related to analyses performed and present results of analyses to internal, independent review team


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or applied mathematics or applied physics or related program and 5+ years of related experience
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience working with propulsion systems or ordnance systems, to include both analysis and hardware testing
  • Proficiency with MATLAB (or Python) and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must have demonstrated presentation skills and experience interfacing with customers
 Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Current DoD Secret (or higher) Security Clearance
  • Experience with Air Force Solid Rocket Motors (Minuteman / Peacekeeper)
  • Experience with commercial liquid rocket propulsion systems


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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