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Senior Systems Software Engineer - Space Ops

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Job ID: 2011665
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is pursuing a ground-breaking opportunity in support of the U.S. Space Development Agency’s (SDA) acceleration in development and fielding of new military space capabilities. SAIC is looking for motivated, innovative, career and customer-oriented individuals to join our team in support of this space effort and provide SDA with architecture concepts, systems, technologies, and capabilities that enable futuristic improvements for U.S. space based capabilities. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness with the ability to apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts in support of the SDA’s mission.


The candidate for this position will support the entire SAIC effort in support of SDA, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Distill customer requirements into actionable development objectives

  • Work with external and internal stakeholders to generate requirements documentation and specifications. Maintain these documents through their lifetime

  • Collaborate with subsystem representatives across team boundaries to consider all necessary trades and ensure end-to-end mission success

  • Assist with Ground Segment architecture and design, including software and hardware architectures

  • Plan for and execute the build-out of accredited and operational systems and facilities supporting space vehicle operations globally

  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of project master schedules and regularly report modifications to customers

The candidate will be responsible for these specific duties:

  • High-fidelity, real-time testing using hardware and software components

  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulations

  • Space vehicle to ground systems integration laboratory


Candidate Skills and Experience:
  • Provide thought leadership and innovative solution design addressing the SDA mission

  • Proven pioneer in space related capabilities or innovation experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution and five (5) years or more of related experience

  • Professional experience working with ground systems for launch or space vehicles

  • Prior experience working on government programs

  • 3+ years of experience working hands-on with hardware or software technical projects

  • 2+ years of systems software-level engineering experience

  • Proven ability to interact effectively with colleagues

  • Excellent written and oral (briefing) communication skills

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and in teams

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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