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Systems Engineer Principal

Job ID: 2118828
Location: ORLANDO, FL, United States
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 seeking a Systems Engineer, Principal. Performs Systems Engineering activities related to Engineering including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design.. Specific tasks will include using several in-house simulation tools. The analyst will use and modify the AVATAR simulation system to create and analyze guided missile trajectories or engagements in 3-DOF and/or 6-DOF. Technical subject matter include: fire control, radar and IR tracking systems, Kalman filters, guidance and control, navigation, autopilot design, propulsion, attitude control systems, and aerodynamics. The analyst is expected to derive relevant mathematical relationships, develop associated software, and apply to simulation analyses.  Tasks can span the entire problem domain from development of problem solution, implementation of solution, generation of results, plots, presentation material, and final presentation of developed material. 

The applicant must be able to work independently and also in a cooperative team environment, and maintain composure while performing under stressing timelines. The candidate must be able to present himself or herself in a professional manner, be capable of presenting analysis and results to customers, and be willing to travel. 


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in relevant engineering or physics and nine (9) years of experience; Masters degree a relevant area in physics plus seven (7) years experience.

  • Skills with programming languages a plus; such as


    • C++

    • C#

    • Python   

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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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