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Chief Engineer


  • Leads the technical solution development. 
  • Oversees both COTS and GOTS technical solution systems design and development; ensures that each solution would meet Government’s system requirements. 
  • SAIC is looking for an expert/senior systems engineer to join the team supporting our customer we have partnered with, AAR Corp., to support Department Of State Air Wing mission in Melbourne / Palm Bay, Fl. Chief Engineer to perform Information Technology system integration, performance analysis, requirements engineering/management, testing and evaluation, and other necessary disciplines for successful system development, design, implementation, and decommission. 
  • Works directly under the Program Manager providing overall technical support for the entire System.  
  • Provide technical leadership to a team working closely with the Solutions Architect. 
  • The System Engineers perform analysis, design, deployment and lifecycle support for innovative systems and applications, and ensure all aspects of a project/system are properly evaluated and integrated with the end capability. 
  • The Chief Engineer is responsible for technical oversight of all sub teams, and for ensuring integration across teams and with external stakeholders and customers.  
  • The Air Wing Enterprise Solutions (AWES) 2020 program is focused on delivering a comprehensive Aviation management information system to support the needs of US Department of State’s (DoS) Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Office of Aviation (INL/A). AWES 2020 will support three primary functions: Flight Operations, Aircraft Maintenance, and Logistics Management.  
  • The successful candidate will perform engineering analysis of legacy systems/services to identify duplicative capabilities, gaps, critical activities, efficiencies, and overall areas for improvement. 
  • Identify issues affecting end-to-end performance of systems, provide engineering support to system testing and assist in the development and implementation of strategic solutions. 
  • Support analysis and determination of risk probability and enterprise impact, prioritization of perceived risks, and establish risk monitoring and management strategies. 


Required Experience:
  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience. HS Diploma or Equivalent with an additional 4+ years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Experience performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, cost estimation, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications 
  • Technology design skills; adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs 
  • Ability to logically and systematically convert customer or product requirements into total system solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints 
  • Ability to perform trade analysis for COTS and GOTS applications for System of Systems solution
Clearance Requirement 
  • Clearance Level To Obtain: Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) clearance
Desired Experience:
  • Analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts/theories 
  • Ability to analyze and study complex system requirements. 
  • Apply the Concept of Operations set of disciplines for the planning, analysis, design and construction of information systems across a major sector of an organization 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practical application of engineering, science, and technology 
  • Experience with activity and data modeling, transaction flow analysis, internal control and risk analysis, and modern business methods and performance measurement techniques 
  • Experience working within the Open Source Enterprise (OSE) 
  • Experience working within an Enterprise Scaled Agile Framework 
  • Ability to work in dynamic and challenging environments 
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Complex problem solving skills
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Security Clearance:
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PALM BAY, Florida
United States
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