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Systems Engineer Sr Principal/SME


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer SME to join our team in El Segundo, CA. This position will provide technical, project, and managerial leadership of a systems engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting Air Force Military Satellite Communications. This position supports Systems Engineering & Integration activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.

This position will support the systems engineering process to ensure activities are coordinated, scheduled and planned across a Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Program. This systems engineer will interface and collaborate with SE&I team members, contractors, government civilians and members of the USAF. The systems engineer will lead and support several working groups responsible for leading technical discussion, resolve and identify risk, requirement gaps, developing briefings, writing and tracking action items, and authoring meeting minutes.

• Apply Model Based System Engineering to support development of the program technical baselines
• Analyze system requirements that define the technical baseline and verification of the technical baseline
• Work with Government and contractor personnel to close gaps in flow of customer requirements down through the system and component levels
• Lead and supporting Government/Contractor Working Group meetings—by creating briefings, leading discussion, and writing minutes to resolve risks, requirement gaps, and action items
• Review proposed changes to the technical baseline for impacts to capabilities and to cross-stakeholder integration concerns
• Facilitate review of program documents by providing comments, compiling other reviewer comments, and working with contractor to adjudicate the comments
• Serve as a subject matter expert to assess technical issues and to prepare briefings to U.S. Air Force management
• Support management of risks, issues, interdependencies, identifying schedule disconnects and conflicts, developing action plans for resolution, and assisting the Government in executing selected solutions






Required Skills:
• BS and MS in engineering with specialization in Communications systems
• Knowledge of the MILSATCOM LDR and XDR waveform and protocols
• Proficient in using Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
• Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Preferred Skills:
• PhD in Engineering
• Management qualifications, such as MBA or PMP
• Systems engineering certifications, such as ESEP, CSEP, OCSMP

Required Experience:

• 15+ years’ demonstrated experience with space or aeronautical systems engineering & integration programs and projects
• 15+ years’ working in a collaborative team environment developing technical baseline/systems specification, verification or analysis using engineering applications and simulation models
• 10+ years’ experience with MILSATCOM, such as MILSTAR, AEHF, EPS, TSAT, WGS, FAB-T terminal programs
• Experience working with military or DoD civilian clients
• US Citizenship and able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance is required in order to be considered for this position

Preferred Experience:
• Experience with ground and airborne systems, such as terminals and networks
• Experience with communication satellite/terminal performance analyses, link budgets and interfaces

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EL SEGUNDO, California
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