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Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2205367
Location: UPPER MARLBORO, MD, United States
Date Posted: Apr 27, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer to join the Identity and Data Sciences Laboratory (IDSL) in support of identifying, testing, and evaluating novel systems and processes that may improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction of customer field activities. The IDSL team works with technologies that include biometric acquisition and data processing systems, data capture instrumentation and recording systems, and high throughput screening systems.  The IDSL team operates the Maryland Test Facility (MdTF; to carry out both large and small scale evaluations. The candidate will join a multi-disciplined team composed of scientists, engineers, and subject matter experts working to design, build, and execute the test cases required to gather and analyze the data needed to make qualitive and quantitative recommendations in support of our customer goals. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a hands-on environment with work primarily being performed onsite in a research setting, with additional opportunities to support field tests and pilots. This is an onsite position based in Upper Marlboro, MD and expects up to 10% travel within the continental US.  Compensation DOE.

The Systems Engineer will:

  • Develop and execute test and evaluation plans for new generation hardware and software components and systems and generate technical reports documenting findings.
  • Build and configure computer-based data collection systems by identifying, acquiring, integrating, and installing necessary assemblies, sub-assemblies, and software. 
  • Setup and configure lighting, power, and other infrastructure required to meet the data collection and process flow requirements of facility test events.
  • Instrument laboratory and field-test environments including developing and executing interconnectivity wiring plans to meet hardware and software data communication and power requirements.
  • Design, fabricate and assemble prototype system components and devices using on-premises CAD modeling software, 3D printers, basic shop tools, and other rapid prototyping methods in support of CONOPS and device testing

The successful candidate:

  • Is a motivated self-starter and is able to work independently when needed.
  • Enjoys working in a multi-disciplined team environment.
  • Possesses strong writing skills and can clearly explain and document technical plans, findings, and recommendations.
  • Is an excellent communicator that can effectively collaborate with team members as well as interact with customers.
  • Understands what questions need to be answered to complete a task, and the most effective way to ask them.
  • Thinks critically to solve technical challenges.
  • Demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in technical design approaches.
  • Is willing to iterate and adapt system requirements to changing needs and conditions.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS and 4+ years of hands-on engineering experience, MS and 2+ years of engineering experience, or equivalent military/field experience.
  • Must be U.S. citizen with ability to obtain DHS Public trust.
  • Basic computer assembly and setup, software installation, configuration, and maintenance.

Desired Qualifications:


  • Work in a research environment.
  • Biometric systems hardware, software, and data collection.
  • Windows and Linux LAN/WAN setup and configuration.
  • Experience in the proper and safe use of basic hand and power tools.
  • Proficiency with electronic test equipment for signal measurement and diagnostics.
  • 3D modeling, 3D printing, and rapid prototyping.
  • Developing and executing power, data, and network wiring plans.
  • Automation script development in Visual Basic, PowerShell, Python, Java or similar. 

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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