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Systems Engineer – DoD Technology Protection & Export Controls

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Job ID: 2119526
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 2, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
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Job Description


SAIC delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a passion for taking on challenges and helping others. If you are interested in fulfilling work, being part of a diverse team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence and analytics, then SAIC is right for you!

SAIC is seeking a Technology Protection & Export Controls Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated individuals supporting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The qualified candidate will provide extensive research, technical, and financial assessments, as well as policy recommendations on existing and emerging technologies essential to the United States maintaining superior military capabilities. Work will be performed primarily in Alexandria VA and Arlington VA including at the Pentagon, the Mark Center, and local company offices, supporting DoD, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), Department of Commerce (DoC), Department of State (DoS), and other Departments and Agencies.  Travel is currently restricted but would be required in the future, less than 10% of the time, and predominantly within the continental United States. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the team lead for all export control cases and reviews with OUSD(R&E) equities; track review progress, ensure completeness of review, and assist in executing and monitoring outcomes as required; mitigate foreign ownership, control, influence, cyber penetration, and other exploitation threats to the US technology and manufacturing industrial bases; review International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) rules, policies, and procedures and other related export control activities; assist in supporting OUSD(R&E) efforts related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA)
  • Provide analysis and recommendations about export controls and other related protection methods to the Director, Technology Manufacturing Industrial Base (TMIB) responsible for supporting OUSD(R&E) Principal Directors for DoD Modernization Priorities
  • Represent OUSD(R&E) and TMIB in activities related to export control policies, procedures, tools, and support services; serve as primary liaison with OUSD(A&S)/Industrial Policy, Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA), intelligence, counterintelligence and law enforcement organizations, and interagency partners like DoC and DoS
  • Facilitate assessments of the confluence of technology concerns, business concerns, foreign involvement, and how that involvement might affect DoD modernization priorities, warfighting capabilities, technology advantage, and associated RDT&E investments, or otherwise compromise national security
  • Formulate risk mitigation strategies to address technology and technical stakeholder interests, facilitating involvement of Science and Technology (S&T) and system development communities as appropriate; conduct integration of multiple case management, technology and business awareness, and technology assessment systems as necessary to conduct risk assessments and responses; monitor vulnerability risk mitigation implementation actions
  • Maintain awareness of DoD critical technology and manufacturing ecosystem needs, the latest technological developments through technical journals, continuing education and participation in professional engineering societies and other science and technology forums; identify and foster appropriate vulnerability mitigation actions
  • Evaluate the results of past and current assessments, and apply strategies to protect and promote the U.S. industrial base, technology development, and investment strategies; develop, implement, and monitor metrics to determine the success of implemented strategies and policies
  • Prepare executive-level decision briefs, develop courses of action for short and long range implementation and administration of strategic objectives; chair meetings of standing and ad-hoc groups and committees, as well as lead teams commissioned to resolve problems; arbitrate and determine courses of action in various engineering technical forums to resolve challenges and incompatibilities


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline or related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field; or Bachelor’s degree in related fields with substantive technology acquisition and development experience
  • 14 years of related experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building
  • Knowledge of DoD acquisition processes, policies, and guidance
  • Knowledge of the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA), Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), OUSD(A&S)/Industrial Policy, Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), intelligence, counterintelligence and law enforcement organizations, interagency partners like DoC and DoS
  • Knowledge of relevant USG/DoD policies, procedures, tools, and support services
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in engineering discipline or related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field
  • Knowledge of Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) organizational structures, functions, and communication protocols
  • Knowledge in one or more of the DoD technology modernization areas to include Microelectronics, Directed Energy, Space, Hypersonics, Autonomy, Quantum Cyber, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Command, Control, & Communications (C3), and other related technologies

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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.

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