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Flight Operations Engineer

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Job ID: 2209470
Location: AURORA, CO, United States
Date Posted: Oct 22, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Flight Operations Engineer with extensive experience and understanding of spacecraft vehicles, payloads and associated ground systems.  Work is performed at IC customer site in Aurora, CO area.   TS/SCI clearance with poly is required for start and must be maintained.  Target compensation is $135,001-145,000.   :


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical leadership in spacecraft integration, test, launch, and on-orbit operations 
  • Participate in launch and mission readiness, and anomaly support activities
  • Assess and provide recommendations on end to end space systems architecture 
  • Maintain close communications with the program acquisition office and customer engineering organizations, provide recommendations on risk level of spacecraft activities
  • Oversee day to day execution of mission operations and processes to ensure proper attention to health, safety, and effective use of national resources
  • Provide program management related support to the government for the effective execution of operations and maintenance contracts
  • Draft and coordinate Statements of Work (SOW), Evaluation Criteria, and Requests for Proposal


Education and Experience:

 Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or relevant field and nine (9) years or more experience; Master’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or relevant field and seven (7) years or more experience. 

Required :

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Demonstrated success in providing mission operations services
  • Demonstrated success performing project management and systems engineering tasks
  • Knowledge of SIGINT space and ground architecture including mission control and/or mission processing functions
  • SIGINT systems engineering background in the space and ground domain, knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance.
  • Technical familiarity with SIGINT systems’ payloads and subsystems
  • Program lifecycle experience from concept development and design to deployment, operations and maintenance, decommission; familiar with related control gates and associated documentation
  • Evaluate Concepts of Operations and Operating Instructions
  • SOW development; plan and evaluate budget recommendations for contracts 

Desired Qualifications:

  • 4 years’ experience in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and/or closing DoD or Intelligence Community projects or Programs
  • Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives or Contracting Officer experience providing technical and programmatic direction on multiple contracts


Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

Target salary range: $135,001 - $145,000. 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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