Chief Systems Engineer

  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


USD 225,000.00
Full Time


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Job Details

Job ID: 2311719

Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, US

Date Posted: 2023-08-23

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


SAIC is seeking a highly experienced Space Systems Chief Systems Engineer to support Space Systems Command Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power (SSC/SZ) portfolio. Position is available in El Segundo, California .

Fun stuff you will do on the job:
  • Leads technical requirements development, systems engineering, and oversees development contractor to develop, design, produce, integrate and test space systems
  • Oversees payload integration and interface control management
  • Performs system integration of multiple efforts to integrate complex space systems, ground segment integration, and deployment into operations
  • Manage and negotiate interface control documents with external stakeholders
  • Performs systems architecting and engineering activities such as system requirements definition, interface definition, design, interface management, data architecture development, systems integration, performance analysis, lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis, and development and refinement of communications concepts of operation
  • Oversees requirements verification and validation
  • Makes program risks assessments and provides actionable recommendations to the chief engineer and program manager
  • Independently collaborates with Government program office representatives, FFRDC, SETA, and contractor personnel


This is you:
  • Bachelor of Science and eighteen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience or an additional 4 years of experience may be used in lieu of degree
  • Active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI and be willing to consent to a polygraph examination
  • Experience with space systems development, integration, and/or operations of DoD or other Agency (NRO, NSA, NASA, etc.)
  • Experience leading systems engineering teams focused on integration of complex space and/or ground systems

Target salary range: More than $225,000. 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.

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