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SAIC Mission Assessments Engineer in AURORA, Colorado


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SAIC is seeking a Mission Assessments Engineer to provide mission analysis support to legacy, current, and future satellite programs. This position is located in Aurora, CO and requires a TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.

In this role, you will support constellation design and planning studies, requirements development and verification, and compliance analyses against user requirements. Additionally, you will provide programmatic support directly to Government leads. Limited travel may be required.


  • Support development of models and simulations to predict expected mission performance against requirements

  • Support development of detailed test objectives, plans, and success criteria to support analysis objectives

  • Conduct engineering analysis in support of system impact assessments and evaluation of results for complex aerospace systems

  • Work with multiple teams and stakeholders in the development of analysis plans, analyzing data and reporting results

  • Coordinate system level analysis across the enterprise

  • Help the customer establish priorities and engage with various internal and external stakeholders to include senior executive officials, military officers, development contractors, and end users

  • Develop briefings and assessments to a variety of audiences, and must be able to convey information in a clear and articulate manner to customer leadership


  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • Bachelor's degree in Math, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar technical field such as Communications, Astronautics or Aerospace Engineering

  • 5 years professional experience

  • 5 years’ experience in the analysis of data from space system components with the ability to conduct performance analysis and other technical assessments of the data

  • Familiarity with signal processing, digital communications and RF theory

  • Knowledge and proficiency in conducting engineering analysis and modeling using tools such as Python, MATLAB Simulink, Satellite Tool Kit (STK), Excel, and other standard analysis tools

  • Ability to clearly and concisely present analysis data


  • Masters of Science Degree in Math, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar technical field such as Communications, Astronautics or Aerospace Engineering

  • Knowledge of RF antennas and receivers

  • Experience in modeling RF systems

  • Understanding of space systems, design, integration, test, and operations

  • Proven ability to work effectively with large team of Government, FFRDC, and SETA contractors as well as with major development contractors

  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex technical issues concisely to management

Target salary range: $115,001 - $125,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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