Systems Engineer



SAIC is seeking a ISPO Systems Engineer to support an OPIR Joint customer Program Office on a SETA Program in Chantilly, VA. The program responsible for acquiring the Overhead Persistence GEOINT Architecture (OPGA) that will provide the user community with OPIR capabilities in a modular, open architecture that provides global, persistent, real-time surveillance and activity-based intelligence information.

As the ISPO Systems Engineer, you will support a hybrid Agile process with the Government as the overall integrator in a Cloud Environment. You will also provide SETA support as a Senior Systems Engineer for a range of system engineering efforts and technical expertise, continuity of effort and value-added judgment to advise and assist the customer’s leadership and contract teams.

Job Duties to Include:

Perform systems engineering functions to include requirements management, systems testing (validation and verification), systems analysis, configuration management, quality assurance, risk management, and stakeholder management

Participate in and facilitate large group TEMs with disparate members to reach requirement consensus to capture strategic capabilities for customers, both internal and external

Develop clear, consistent, testable acceptance criteria and requirements, and ensuring proper traceability between different levels of requirements and architecture

Execute end-to-end processes and preparing and coordinating required documentation

Demonstrate the ability to capture users’ needs by performing requirements elicitation directly with stakeholders, drafting and documenting requirements to implement changes to operational baselines

Serve on integrated cross-functional teams supporting studies and analysis

Define and document interfaces, system specs and capability requirements

Perform requirements traceability and coordinate requirement priorities to assist informed management decisions (budget, technical and schedule)

Develop/Review acquisition plans and documentation

Develop/Review service level and/or level of effort agreements

Review contract data requirements lists (CDRLs)

Evaluate engineering change proposals and detail project schedules


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience. Relevant experience to be substituted in lieu of degree.

Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance with the ability to obtain a Poly

Demonstrated knowledge of AGILE Scrum and SAFe software development methods

Broad understanding of space and/or ground systems, hardware, software, operations, and their interdependence

Working knowledge of IC principles, procedures

The ability to work proactively, independently, and/or as a member of a highly effective technical team while developing approaches

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and various SE, PM tools

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.
REQNUMBER: 2408050

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