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Systems Engineer Principal

Job ID: 2206723
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 3, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a well-qualified, senior-level Systems Engineer Principal to join an exciting program in Springfield VA, supporting the planning, initiation, and execution of new technology projects, to include providing a broad spectrum of project management functions and contracts management support.  The successful candidate will lead support efforts to develop innovative Concepts of Operation to address emergent threats by exploiting opportunities in the maritime environment.  The desired outcome is to support development of robust new customer capabilities coordinating with key senior stakeholders, performers, and others across the Program and the broader community.  Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support technical project management and systems engineering tasks including CONOPs generation, requirements development, performance work statements development, and integrated milestone/schedule development.
  • Support contract management efforts to include development of all contract documents to enable awards to industry performers. Coordinate with government project officers and contracts personnel.
  • Prepare technical papers, briefings, and status reports on technical efforts to support effective monitoring and tracking of projects.  Provide responses as required to oversight management personnel as required to support effective and responsive communication and coordination. Manage IPT/Working Group meetings to facilitate communication and coordination across the customer’s enterprise.
  • Participate in system, technical, and program status reviews.  Interface and collaborate with program and performer personnel across the Program to ensure effective communication to support the effective development and transition of technology. 
  • Travel (10-15%) outside assigned work area


Required Quilifications:

  • An active Top Secret clearance with eligibility for access to sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI);
  • The ability to complete a counter-intelligence scope polygraph (post-hire)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, or operations research; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • 10 years or more of experience providing technical project management and systems engineering in support of DoD and/or IC programs
  • Diplomatic, tactful, and strong interpersonal and professional skills to work effectively in politically sensitive environments

Desired Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret clearance with access to SCI and CI Polygraph;
  • Advanced degree in a scientific or technical field (Physics, Engineering, Operations Research)
  • PMP and/or other professional certifications

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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