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Systems Engineer Principal

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Job ID: 2013542
Location: AUSTIN, TX, United States
Date Posted: Sep 22, 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: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer Principal in Austin, TX to support Army Futures Command (AFC). 

Note:  This role offers temporary work from home/ remote/ virtual work as part of a virtual team due to COVID-19.


We are seeking an energetic Systems Engineer with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities in the modernization of the US Army. The customer organization we support provides the enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that will determine the future integrated systems in the US Army.


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


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline and nine (9) years or more experience; OR Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; OR PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience

  • Must have an active secret clearance to start with the 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


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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