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Senior Systems Engineer PMA 261

Job ID: 2120267
Location: PATUXENT RIVER, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking to hire a Senior Systems Engineer to join our NAVAIR Systems Engineering team in supporting PMA 261, H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office.

Note:  This role has a PERM Hybrid work schedule involving half the time at the client site in Patuxent River, MD; and the other half of the time “work from home”/ remote/ “virtual work at home”.  Eventually, the role with go Full Time Remote.

Job Duties:

  • Review, update, or development of systems engineering documentation including ECPs, SEP, SEMP, ORD, CCD, TEMP, technical drawings and others.
  • Review, analysis, and acceptance of prime vendor CDRLS.
  • Analysis of technical data to provide recommendations on path forward for solving engineering challenges throughout the lifecycle of the program.
  • Leadership of, and participation in, technical interface meetings between government stakeholders, contractor support services, prime vendor representatives, and subject matter experts.
  • Ongoing interface between a variety of stakeholders to facilitate exchange of information and related system design activities, in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Research, analysis, and collection of data necessary to develop recommendations and briefing materials to support programmatic decision-making.
  • Participation in, or leadership of Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) events.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific discipline and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific discipline and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD in in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific discipline and four (4) years or more experience.
  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • 10 years of recent and relevant experience in an area of engineering expertise. 
  • Experience with aircraft structural and/or avionics engineering.
  • Familiarity with DoD Acquisition processes.
  • Familiarity with NAVAIR Engineering processes is preferred.


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.

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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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