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Instrument Systems Engineer - Microwave Sounder

Job ID: 212631
Location: AZUSA, CA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites. The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property.

The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) is a key weather instrument that collects microwave radiation (23GHz to 183GHz) used to characterize the Earth's atmosphere.


  • System Engineer supporting ATMS NASA team to provide oversight of the ATMS flight instrument in all aspects of manufacturing, integration, and test
  • System Engineer reporting to the ATMS Chief Engineer and ATMS Instrument Systems Engineer
  • System Engineering skills including requirements development and verification, technical document preparation and review is highly desired
  • Experience in Spaceflight qualified hardware manufacturing, integration & test is also highly desired
  • Technical background in one or more of the following areas: RF, microwave, antennas, digital signal processing, electronics, EMI/EMC
  • Team player with proven organizational and verbal/written communication skills for consensus building and coordinating work across multiple areas
  • Travel to the instrument vendor and satellite integrator sites may be required up to 50% per month, as needed



-Bachelor’s Degree or higher and 14+ years related experience

-Proficient using Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


 -Certifications in Six Sigma, LEAN, PMP, PMI is a plus

- Experience with writing Excel Macros to aid in report generation

- Familiar with Microsoft Sharepoint

- Experience with DOORS markup for requirement change

Target salary range: $175,001 - $185,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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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