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TAP Lab Engineer

Job ID: 2208600
Location: BOULDER, CO, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description


Position Description:

  SAIC is looking for an individual to come in and make a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated professionals in Boulder, CO who assist the US Space Force in developing and deploying the next generation of satellites and ground systems for missile warning (MW) and environmental monitoring (EM) capabilities.  These systems alert senior military officials when missile launches occur around the globe, as well as enable global naval vessel and troop movements by providing mission-critical weather data to ensure mission success. 

  Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Systems Engineer with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) Space-Based systems, space and ground system architecture development, software development and component-level integration, maturation of technology into existing space/ground systems of record, and transition of concepts to operational capabilities.  Candidate will provide SE&I support to the Space Systems Command (SSC) Space Sensing (SN) Directorate’s Tools, Applications, and Processing (TAP) Laboratory in Boulder, CO, and integration support to the Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Battlespace Awareness Center (OBAC) at Buckley SFB, CO. 



  • Baccalaureate degree in an engineering, mathematics, physics or equivalent technical discipline and nine (9) years; or a Master’s degree in an engineering, mathematics, physics or equivalent technical discipline and seven (7) years; or PhD and four (4) years of systems integration and systems engineering related or equivalent experience. 
  • Proven ability to provide technical analyses, program management insight and thought leadership to a government customer
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), project integration, schedule analysis and stakeholder processes
  • Demonstrated experience working with Space Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment
  • Knowledge and experience in Space systems (especially at SSC), OPIR systems, Weather systems, ground and space system acquisition, and system engineering processes
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance Required


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an Agile team/framework
  • OPIR and SBEM Mission experience is highly desirable

Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. 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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