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Senior Systems Engineer Payload

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Job ID: 2115237
Location: REDONDO BEACH, CA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 22, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Payload Systems Engineer to support a dynamic program in Redondo Beach, CA. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Poly to start. 

The government customer's Space & Launch Division, Payload Engineering Branch requires a payload engineer with broad technical expertise in spacecraft payload design, integration, and test.  The selected candidate will be an integral participant in payload design trades, performance analysis, integration, and hardware development & manufacturing. 

Key areas of focus:

  • Payload design trades
  • Performance predictions and/or evaluations, payload and system integration impact evaluations
  • Payload hardware assembly, design and hardware issue tracking

Candidate should be experienced in the design & integraiton of satellite payloads and knowledgeable of spacecraft development, production, integration, and test. 


TYPICAL 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

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


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