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Cyber Principal Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2013293
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Oct 8, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Senior systems engineering, cyber-focused position supporting the QUELLFIRE program. The SE will utilize knowledge of data modeling and Cyber related taxonomies (STIX, ATT&CK, etc.) to analyze user requirements to develop system requirements specifications and required functionality.  The SE will also assist with the development of systems requirements, functional requirements, and their allocation to individual software, hardware, facility, and personnel components.


Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Submitted candidates must meet the minimum experience and education requirements to qualify for the Systems Engineer Level 5 (SE5) labor category:  Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in computer science, information systems, and engineering or other related discipline plus at least 15 years of systems engineering experience is required. A Master’s degree or PhD may be substituted for two years of experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 19 years of systems engineering experience would also be acceptable.
  • The candidate shall have domain knowledge of the cyber mission, CSO mission data flow, knowledge capture, and stream processing, as well as be able to evaluate mission need materials for potential requirement overlap and requirement alignment with KMC tools.
  • A successful candidate must be a self-starter, have a high level of attention to detail, and have excellent communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and customer relationship skills
  • Generic knowledge of  malware analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of CSD organization and RKS a plus
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


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