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Systems Engineer Integration Manager

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Job ID: 2110979
Location: FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Aug 5, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Senior Systems Engineering Lead to join the Pilot Training Next (PTN) program in JBSA. PTN is a fast-paced development environment delivering virtual reality (VR)-based and adaptive training products to the US Air Force. Our engineers work hand-in-hand with our customer to deliver out-of-the-box training solutions, rapid prototypes and innovative user experiences that have an immediate impact on USAF pilot training. To learn more about PTN, visit

  • Our Senior Systems Engineering Lead will work alongside the existing Training Lead to design and implement the technical infrastructure for PTN's innovative training environment.
  • The SE Lead will manage a multi-disciplinary team of up to 30 software engineers, information technologists, and data scientists using an Agile methodology within the Atlassian suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).
  • The SE Lead will advise team members on technical tasks and will interface directly with program management and the government customer to manage priorities and scope.
  • Ultimately, the SE Lead will be responsible for the successful integration of multi-disciplinary activities into the USAF's learning environment.

Given the potential breadth of work in the PTN program, SAIC is looking for a lead with strong Systems Engineering and systems integration skills along with significant experience in at least one of the following (and willingness to learn the others!):

  • Database Design and Administration (mySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Data Science (data manipulation, analysis workflows and data visualizations)
  • Distributed Simulation Interoperability (DIS/HLA)
  • Web Applications Development (Angular JS, Spring)
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, document, implement, and manage technical infrastructure to support USAF training, to include System of Systems (SoS) architecture and design, system interfaces, system data flows, and system interoperability
  • Define technical requirements and tasks based on formal and informal customer interaction
  • Plan, manage, and close-out sprints for multiple functional teams working in parallel
  • Lead technical evaluation for subcontractor program reviews
  • Brief senior government leadership on current technical approaches and/or recommended courses of action



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.

  • This position requires strong communication skills and experience working with geographically distributed teams
  • Management experience 
  • Experience leading cross functional teams 
  • Experience leading geographically dispersed teams 
  • Complex systems integration 
  • Enterprise Solutions Architect 
  • Data Mining, Warehousing
  • Database Management Systems
  • Cloud Experience (Google, AWS, Microsoft) 
  • Agile Experience 
  • Experience with Atlassian Suite
  • Software Development and Lifecycle 

Clearance: US citizen with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance



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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