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Mission Needs Jr Systems Engineer

Job ID: 217532
Location: COLUMBIA, MD, United States
Date Posted: May 19, 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


Job Description:

Provide systems engineering support to the customer high-level end-to-end IT requirements process. Coordinate all activities pertaining to the development, documentation, and maintenance of customer’s high level end-to-end IT requirements.

Evaluate and manage the current requirements and processes and propose changes to enable the customer’s corporate decision-making processes. Responsible for the documentation, evolution, maintenance, and publication of the Capabilities Satisfaction processes. Assist in the governance, development, documentation, and review of processes as directed by the customer.

Evaluate, create, and manage the Integrated Master Schedule for the organization.  Contractor will create high level roadmaps and other schedules for the organization.

Assist the Partnership team in creating the Rough Order of Magnitude (ROMs) estimates for all Mission Needs (MNs) and Coordinated Threads that enter the Solution Process.

Additionally, the contractor will support the customer with tracking and reporting of MNs data and the Strategic Threads that enter the Solution Process collecting and reporting on metrics, and other reports as required in preparation for board meetings, Senior Leadership actions, etc.  The SE will have primary responsibility for the creation, configuration, and maintenance of the Confluence Site and the JIRA ticketing system as it pertains to the SP 2.0 process.  They will be expected to have a working knowledge of JIRA and Confluence, research and implement Confluence / JIRA best practices; training staff on Confluence and navigating projects and spaces.


Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or other related discipline plus at least 10 years of systems engineering experience. A Master’s degree or PhD may be substituted for two years of experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 14 years of systems engineering experience would also be acceptable.
  • Three or more years of recent experience in writing and managing functional requirements.
  • A minimum of three years’ successful recent experience with requirements development and documentation for system engineering processes and procedures.
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph


Individual Capabilities/Experience Desired:

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Metrics experience to include ability to use automation to generate effective reports, dashboards, and metrics that can be effectively used by Senior Leadership to make decisions and provide real-time tracking and reporting of MN operational status.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with customers.
  • Demonstrated customer interface experience in eliciting technical requirements.
  • Use of Visio, PowerPoint, or other presentation software to develop clear graphical representations.
  • Good analytic, problem definition/identification, problem solving/mitigation skills.
  • Experience working on project development from requirements definition to deployment.
  • Process engineering experience.
  • Structure and content management, relying heavily on graphics and design
  • Microsoft (MS) Project skills needed.
  • Understanding of the budget/funding process within the Agency.


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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