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Senior Systems Engineer/Business Intelligence Analyst - DoD Technology Protection

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Job ID: 2200164
Location: COLLEGE PARK, MD, 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: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
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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 Senior Systems Engineer/Business Intelligence Analyst to support our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated individuals supporting the Office of the Under Secretary  of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The qualified candidate will provide engineering and analytical support to the Joint Acquisition Protection and Exploitation Cell (JAPEC), responsible for providing counterintelligence and technical assessments related to emerging technologies within academia, industry, and the DoD R&E enterprise.  Work will be performed primarily at the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) at College Park, MD, supporting DoD, members of the Intelligence Community (IC), the National Counterintelligence Task Force (NCITF), the Critical Technology Protection Integration Center (CTPIC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other Departments and Agencies.  Some travel may be required, less than 10% of the time, predominantly within the continental United States.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Examine DoD systems and technologies in order to decompose them into components (e.g. software, hardware materials), information (i.e., intellectual capital, intellectual property and data), and materials
  • Analyze traditional and non-traditional supply chains in order to identify threats, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for exploitation
  • Apply Business Intelligence (BI) and social network analysis to illuminate networks of individuals, financial and non-financial business activities, technology trends, academic partnerships and research collaborations
  • Identify business relationships such as contracts, licensing agreements, and board memberships in order to analyze: raw material acquisition, technology transfer and delivery, supply chain dynamics including sole source entities, reliance on foreign sources of manufacturing or raw materials, and patents related to DoD technology modernization areas
  • Identify, characterize and analyze the capacity and maturity of the technology, innovation, development, and manufacturing ecosystem, including tiered and sub-tiered supplier bases, both domestic and foreign, to develop, deliver, and evolve critical enabling technologies and component
  • Formulate risk mitigation strategies to address technology and technical stakeholder interests


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 14 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building
  • Knowledge of the DoD acquisition processes, policies, and guidance
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Analytic ability – must demonstrate ability to conduct technical analysis linking intelligence, acquisition, engineering/technical information.  Analytic ability may be demonstrated with any combination of work products and education
  • Demonstrated ability to provide timely and accurate information to senior government officials in support of policy and management decisions
  • Knowledge of the DoD acquisition processes, policies, and guidance
  • Supply chain risk management experience
  • Experience using data analyst platform analyst capability 


  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

Desired Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Master’s degree in engineering discipline or related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field
  • Knowledge of DoD systems engineering practices, such as technology decomposition and criticality analysis
  • Knowledge of blue-mapping and supply chain risk management practices
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence (BI) and social network analysis practices, tools, and processes
  • 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

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.

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