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Mission Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2209462
Location: ALICE SPRINGS, NT, Australia
Date Posted: Jun 29, 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 Remote
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Job Description


DESCRIPTION:  SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services in Australia.   If the successful candidate is located in CONUS, relocation to the customer site may be approximately 4 months after completing Government Customer requirements. Relocation assistance is provided as well as housing stipend, cost of living, and other allowances for the duration of the tour.  The successful candidate will:

  • Provide technical leadership for the integration of mission systems
  • Oversee system engineering and technical execution of projects that cover hardware/software system development, test and final integration on customer platforms
  • Conduct technical reviews and assessments of program development and readiness activities.  Coordinates recommendations with government stakeholders and supports program status reviews.
  • Identify and communicate system engineering risks, issues, opportunities, assumptions, mitigations, and dependencies
  • Assist with space protection and space situational awareness activities; oversee integration of space protection functions/capabilities of delivered systems
  • Develop assessments and recommendations, present to a variety of audiences 
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with engineers from various contractors and government organizations


Required Education and Experience:  Contract requirement: Bachelor’s of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) or relevant field and nine (9) or more years technical experience; Master's of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) or relevant field and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) or relevant field and four (4) years or more experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success performing project management and systems engineering tasks
  • Knowledge of SIGINT space and ground architecture including mission control and/or mission processing functions
  • Program lifecycle experience from concept development and design to deployment, operations and maintenance, decommission; familiar with related control gates and associated documentation
  • Experience with CONOPS and requirements development, systems analysis, interface control documentation, technical specification review, validation and verifications
  • Self-starter, proactively addresses customer requirements with no supervision; expert at defining solutions for broad, abstract topics
  • Polished communicator (written/verbal); impeccable interpersonal skills and personal judgment
  • Master at collaboration and coordination with multiple stakeholders -- consensus builder
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project
  • Top Secret/SCI clearance with  Poly

Desired Qualifications:  Familiar with:

  • Knowledge of satellite constellations, spacecraft orbit, tasking process, and ground station characteristics
  • Counter space threats
  • Rendezvous and proximity operations
  • US Space Force Command space operations structure
  • MBSE/Digital Engineering, AGILE development, cloud technologies

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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