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Lead Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2015986
Location: EGLIN AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty 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: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Lead Senior Engineer to serve as team lead supporting the design and development of electro-optical, infrared, and radio-frequency (EO/IR/RF) test simulators for the AFRL/RW Kinetic-Kill Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (KHILS) facility at Eglin AFB, FL. 

The applicant must demonstrate fundamental knowledge of technologies, operating principles, and hardware and software implementations of advanced EO, IR and RF weapon seeker systems. 

The applicant must have experience in the design, development and application of HWIL simulators used to support hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing.  These include EO and IR projection systems, RF Target Simulators, and computational systems needed to drive and control these simulators.


Required Qualifications:


  • BS degree in engineering or physics (or other closely related degree) and 18+ total years of experience. 
  • 10 or more years’ experience working in a real-time HWIL seeker testing environment
  • Must qualify for a US government secret security clearance (existing Secret clearance preferred)
  • Experience in simulation environments such as C++, Matlab/Simulink, and Python.
  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems environments


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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