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Spacecraft Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2202688
Location: AURORA, CO, United States
Date Posted: May 6, 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 seeking a Spacecraft Systems Engineer with extensive experience and expertise in spacecraft vehicle, payload, and ground systems and associated systems engineering and analysis.  The work will be performed in a customer facility in Aurora, CO area.  TS/SCI clearance with poly is required.   The target salary is $135,000-$145,000.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Advise the government in executing spacecraft integration, test, launch, and on-orbit operations
  • Support launch and mission readiness activities for launch, spacecraft initialization, transition to mission and anomaly events  
  • Maintain close communications with the program acquisition office and customer engineering organizations providing recommendations on risk level of spacecraft activities
  • Assist the government oversee day to day execution of operations and processes to ensure proper attention to health, safety, and effective use of national resources


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) field or relevant field -- contract requirement
  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated success providing space vehicle, payload, and ground systems engineering
  • Analyze and advise on end-to-end space systems architecture changes
  • SIGINT systems engineering background in space and ground domains
  • Knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance
  • Technical familiarity with SIGINT system payloads and subsystems
  • Expertise evaluating Concepts of Operations, Requirements, and Operating Instructions
  • Demonstrated expertise across full systems engineering lifecycle and project management
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and deliverables
  • Articulate verbal and written communicator, confident in presenting and explaining recommendations and analyses to all audience levels

Desired Qualifications:

  • Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives or Contracting Officer experience
  • Developing Statement of Work, Evaluation Criteria for contract modifications and new contracts
  • Plan and evaluate budget recommendations for contract execution to include researching, drafting and supporting Unfunded Requirements
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, and cloud technologies

Clearance Requirement:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be 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. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.

Target salary range: $135,001 - $145,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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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