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Mission Support Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2206143
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 23, 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: No
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Job Description



SAIC has an opportunity for a Mission Support Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to the Senior Technical Advisor (STA) at a government location.  He/she will:

  • Provide advice to STA with particular emphasis on mission operations and innovation
  • Assist STA develop and articulate strategic goals and requirements
  • Assist STA assess new capabilities for potential application to mission; provide input on technical merit, expected cost, and return on investment
  • Evaluate future systems/programs in terms of meeting operational needs and technical viability
  • Assess integration activities in the context of cross-systems dependencies (technical, resource, and schedule) and present unbiased findings, analysis, and recommendations to STA
  • Support government requests for systems engineering and integration studies; process analysis and design, process assessments, etc. with a focus on process and resource efficiencies.  Present analysis and recommendations for implementation.
  • Document applicable action items and ensure timely submission of required follow-up status


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors in a relevant field and nine (9) years or more relevant technical experience in the Intelligence Community; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

Required Skills:

  • Strong systems engineering and project management skills
  • Self-starter, master at multi-tasking; proactively develops plans, acts, and drives tasks to closure
  • Thought leader; expert at solving complex, abstract customer requirements
  • Polished communicator, written and verbal
  • Generates consensus on topics with varied positions, promotes collaboration among all stakeholders  

Desired Skills/Education:

  • Familiar with systems development processes (e.g. AGILE, Spiral, Waterfall, etc.) and cloud technologies
  • Familiar with JIRA, Confluence
  • PMP, INCOSE, SAFe certifications

Clearance:  TS/SCI with poly required

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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