Systems Engineers

  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
USD 150,001.00 - 175,000.00 per year
Full Time


Systems engineering
Concept development
Integration testing
Configuration Management
Risk management
System integration
Agile management
Information Technology
Federal government
Security clearance
Computer hardware

Job Details

Job ID: 2402261

Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, US

Date Posted: 2024-02-19

Category: Engineering and Sciences

Subcategory: Systems Engineer

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly

Potential for Remote Work: No


SAIC's Horizon program is seeking Systems Engineers with varying levels of experience and backgrounds to support the U.S. Space Forces mission of delivering warfighter capability via the Space Systems Command's Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power and Battle Management, Command, Control and Communications weapon system portfolios. Position are available in El Segundo, California and, or Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Horizon program is supporting Government weapon systems program offices with subject matter experts that have a background with the Space-based and, or Ground Systems including Command & Control services. Horizon team members provide systems engineering development and integration expertise in support of various capabilities that protect and defend the Nation's most valuable space assets. Our team is at the forefront of the advising and assisting the Government with their architecture and full lifecycle systems engineering processes that enable key systems (e.g., satellites and their ground systems, ground-based space systems and their command and control capabilities) to meet warfighter needs.

Typical responsibilities include:
  • Provide Systems Engineering expertise across the entire lifecycle from concept development to operations (for either Space-based, Ground
  • Based space systems and, or the Ground Systems/Command & Control services that operate those capabilities)
  • Provide technical oversight of development efforts (i.e., design, development, manufacturing, assembly, integration, test, production and sustainment) whether they are traditional acquisition methods (e.g., waterfall, spiral, etc) or agile/prototype
  • Develop operational concepts, requirements, and architectural designs; evolve system architectures, conduct and analyze requirements flow down, propose verification methodologies and mitigation approaches
  • Conduct model-based systems engineering and modeling, simulation and analysis as needed
  • Conduct and maintain Configuration Management of the program technical baseline
  • Manage risk management processes and methods for identifying and adjudicating program risk; Conduct analysis to identify program risk areas and recommend/implement risk reduction measures


This is you:
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, mathematics, physics or equivalent technical discipline and nine (9) or more years of systems integration and systems engineering related or equivalent experience
  • Experience with the following:
    • Leading combined hardware/software and, or space/ground integration activities
    • Using model-based system engineering tools and methods
    • Systems Architecting and lifecycle support
    • Implementing agile development techniques
    • Applying Agile and/or DevOps development processes
    • Must have an in-scope security background investigation (T5 or SSBI), adjudicated for SCI eligibility and enrolled in the Continuous Evaluation program (if applicable)
    • Must be willing to be nominated for access to Sensitive Compartment Information and Special Access Programs and willing to consent to a Polygraph examination

Desired Skills:
  • Advanced degree in engineering, science or related technical field
  • Experience within the National Security Space and, or the Space Control mission area
  • Experience working in development environment and, or U.S. Government weapons system program office
    Professional certification (e.g., Professional Engineer, INCOSE CSEP, ITEA CTEP, Agile PM/PO, etc)

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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.

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