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Mission Protection Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2206147
Location: LONDON, ENG, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Apr 28, 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 Protection Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services focused on protection of mission systems in the United Kingdom.  He/she will:

  • Provide technical expertise on space protection and space situational awareness
  • Provide technical support in the development of space protection training materials
  • Oversees integration of space protection functions/capabilities of delivered systems; provides analysis of schedules, capabilities delivered best meet operational needs—near, and long-term
  • Analyzes and provides recommendations to multiple government customers, delivers key information, possible risks and impacts, and potential improvements to government managers and other stakeholders


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or relevant field and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience  STEM is required contractually. 

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of satellite constellations, spacecraft orbit, and ground station characteristics
  • Knowledge of GEOINT and SIGINT constellation and tasking process
  • Current knowledge of counter space threats
  • Experience with rendezvous and proximity operations
  • Experience with orbital mechanics and associated tools (i.e. System Tool Kit (STK) or SOAP)
  • Understands and able to apply radio frequency principles
  • Experience with US Space Force Command space operations structure
  • 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
  • Quickly crafts briefings and talking points for the government with minimal guidance.  Represents government and their interests in various forums as needed.

Desired Skills/Education:

  • Familiar with JIRA, Confluence
  • PMP, INCOSE 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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