Hypersonics Systems Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Description


SAIC is searching for energetic candidates to join a team of engineers supporting the recently organized Architecture Design and Advanced Technologies organizations within the Missile Defense Agency. 

The successful candidate will perform Systems Engineering activities in support of hypersonic missile defense system concept development, system requirements engineering, and system architecture and design.

Performs Systems Engineering activities in support of the MissileDefense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic Defense Directorate.


  • This position requires a BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related technical degree and 8+ years of related experience.

  • Support the development of critical system engineering and integration processes

  • Experience with Systems Engineering and Integration for defense weapon systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in the development and assessment of technical documentation (drawings, specifications, test reports, operator procedures) necessary to ensure the government’s ability to support fielding, operations and sustainment activities of the weapon system.

  • Solid understanding and practical experience formulating technical processes (systems engineering, failure review boards, operational readiness and risk management) for large, complex programs

  • Solid technical writing and presentation development capability

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)

  • Active Secret security clearance 

  • Desired Qualifications: 

  • MS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics

  • Experience with engineering tools such as MATLAB, DOORS, etc.

  • Direct experience in any of the following disciplines to support Hypersonic Defense: Missile Guidance, Navigation, Communications, Thermal Protection Systems, Physics, Aerodynamics, Fire Control, Battle Management, Air Defense, Tracking, Propulsion, Aegis Integration, Architecture Development, and Modeling and Simulation.

  • Overview

    SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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