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SAIC Lead Systems Engineer in BOULDER, Colorado


SAIC, in support of the Remote Sensing (RS) Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team in Boulder, CO, has an immediate need for a Lead Engineer. This individual will be a Senior Systems Engineer with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) Space-Based systems with extensive knowledge and experience in space/ground system architecture development, integration of technology into existing and future space/ground systems of record, and transition of concepts to operational warfighting capabilities. Candidate will provide SE&I support to the Space and Missile Center (SMC) RS Directorate’s Tools, Applications and Processing Laboratory in Boulder, CO, and integration support to the Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Battlespace Awareness Center at Buckley AFB, CO. Major duties of the position include:

  • Interfacing with a wide range ofcustomers and stakeholders at various levels on a daily basis to supportthe analysis of OPIR data exploitation opportunities, development ofpotential solutions, and preparation of integration-related plans, briefings,papers, and other documentation in support of SMC/RS decision making

  • Supporting system engineering andintegration planning for SMC/RS future ground, hardware, software, andapplication development

  • Analyzing / decomposing high-levelstrategic roadmaps & integrating into actionable program plans

  • Developing transition, integration andoperations strategies and technical implementation of future ground systemand application development

  • Analyzing transition to operationsplans and supporting transition reviews

  • Interacting with contractor andgovernment leads to ensure that system and interface requirements areconsistent with data exploitation program activities

  • Coordinating and executing integrationactivities including hardware, software, cybersecurity and networkupgrades

  • Providetechnical mentorship for current and future employees


  • Bachelor’sDegree is required. BS in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Communications Engineering(technical), or similar

  • Top Secretwith Current SSBI required

  • 15+ years ofstrong demonstrated system engineering experience with space, ground,operations and sustainment segments of a DoD program

  • Proven abilityto provide technical analyses, program management insight and thoughtleadership to a government customer

  • Knowledge ofSoftware Development Lifecycle (SDLC), project integration, scheduleanalysis and stakeholder processes

  • Broadknowledge and experience in Space systems (especially at SMC), OPIRsystems, ground and space system acquisition, and system engineeringprocesses

  • Demonstratedexperience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisitionenvironment

Desired Qualifications

  • OPIRoperations experience highly desired

  • Knowledge ofAgile processes (e.g., SAFe)

  • Master’sDegree highly desired

REQNUMBER: engility-192830

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