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SAIC Mission Systems Engineer in CHANTILLY, Virginia


SAIC is seeking a Mission Systems Engineer with NRO experience to provide Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. This position supports a System Program Office (SPO) in a technical capacity for planning, execution, monitoring, and oversight of system development and acquisitions that advance the NRO’s space resiliency posture. The Mission Systems Engineer will work in a collaborative team environment supporting systems engineering, mission analysis, and transition activities to address some of the space community’s most challenging problems.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform analysis and evaluations of systems and track resulting metrics

  • Study and analyze a wide variety of interesting and complex problems

  • Assess relevant current and future technologies for insertion

  • Evaluate enterprise verification and validation testing

  • Review and analyze discrepancy reports

  • Assess labor, schedules, and resources required for integrating, testing, validating and transitioning systems

  • Capture and document lessons learned and best practices


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems, Aeronautical, Mechanical, Test engineering, or scientific/technical discipline with at least 2-5 years of relevant experience to include engineering analysis (collecting, organizing, analyzing data) and/or mission/ops/ground support experience

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph

  • Effective communication, coordination, and customer engagement skills

  • Strong written and interpersonal skills

  • Modeling and simulation experience using one or more of the following desired: C++, Python, R, SQL, PostgreSQL, Linux, MATLAB, VBA, or STK

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and team environment

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: 2402183

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability