SIGINT Senior Systems Engineer

Chantilly, Virginia

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Job Info

Job ID: 217615

Location: CHANTILLY , VA , US

Date Posted: 2021-05-26

Category: Engineering and Sciences

Subcategory: Systems Engineer

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Potential for Remote Work: No


Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security and Space Sector is looking for a senior systems engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory (SETA) services to a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA.  This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.  SAIC provides opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.  This position entails providing management, programmatic, and technical support to an IC customer responsible for the maturation of SIGINT technologies – from applied research to demonstrated capabilities suitable for transition into system program baselines. Assist the IC customer with the oversight of technology development contracts and develop status briefings for government and industry.


- As the SETA Group Lead, provide programmatic and technical support to customer senior leaders and manage the 9-person SETA support staff

- Translate user needs into detailed system needs and technical requirements

- Identify and articulate new R&D programs that achieve customer’s strategy and mission needs

- Draft acquisition documents (e.g., requests for proposal, statements of work, specifications, contract data requirement lists, cost. estimates) and support source selection activities

- Review, analyze, and assess contractor artifacts and provide the IC customer with sound programmatic and technical advice and recommendations

- Perform cost/benefit trades at the architecture, system concept, payload and spacecraft bus levels


- Active TS/SCI with Poly

- Bachelor degree in STEM or related discipline and 15 years related experience

- 5 years of R&D project management experience

- Experience with Government and IC acquisition, budget and contracting processes

- Technical familiarity of SIGINT architecture, systems, and technologies employed.  Familiarity of relevant systems spanning conception, acquisition initiation, development, deployment, and operations

- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and energetic environment

- Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications

- Effective interpersonal skills and strong briefing and writing skills

- Ability to express detailed technical capabilities into high level (Senior Staff Level) briefing language

- Aptitude for on-site Systems Engineering and Technical Advisor (SETA) work



- Advanced degree in STEM or related discipline and 15 years related experience

- 10 years of experience with Government and IC acquisition, budget or contracting process

Experience and ability to coordinate within and across DoD or IC R&D organizations

- End-to end technical knowledge of SIGINT architecture, systems, and technologies employed.  End-to-end knowledge of relevant systems spanning conception, acquisition initiation, development, deployment and operations

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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