Systems Engineer - Shadow Army UAS

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology


Job Description: SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer to lead and support the Shadow Army Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) training solutions with the Joint Technology Center/Systems Integration Laboratory (JSIL) in Huntsville, AL
This position will direct the Shadow software development team to perform software development and analysis duties pertaining to the Shadow Multiple Unified Simulation Environment (MUSE) for the Army’s training simulation products in Huntsville, AL. Duties will include requirements definition/analysis, design, software development and testing. Position will require strong background in mathematics and computer science; including the ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple contractors and teaming partners. Selected candidate will need to possess strong communication skills and must be a self-starter able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design solutions that meet requirements for UAS training solutions in the scope of software baseline planning, network design, deployment methodologies, and benchmark validation of system prototypes.

  • Use understanding of engineering processes to help drive the definition, maintenance, synchronization, and monitoring of processes to include: architecture definition, interface control, requirements management, formal technical reviews, and configuration management processes.

  • Define and direct development of Shadow MUSE software products in an agile scrum environment.

  • Work with multiple contractors and team partners to continuously deliver value to our customers.

  • Candidate will review, verify and validate system specifications and other design-related documentation.

  • Support architectural design and analyze customer requirements.

  • Support unit and component test cases for inclusion in the Continuous Integration/Deployment pipeline.

  • Work with other teams/team members to resolve technical issues that may arise during development and testing.


Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Development or a related discipline with at least 9 years of experience.
  • Will also consider a Master's degree and 7 years of experience.
  • Experience with software system and hardware system architectures, networking solutions, virtualization and software deployment methods.

  • Working knowledge of agile and scrum practices.

  • Able to review system and subsystem specifications and interface documentation for completeness, accuracy, and applicability.

  • TCP/IP/UDP network communications experience

  • Familiar with STNG-4586 protocol
  • UAS control software experience
  • Experience working with Redhat/Linux Operating Systems

  • Experience with distributed simulation, Army tactical systems, 6-DOF (6 Degrees of Freedom), Motion Models, and/or Flight Models, is desired.

  • Must be a US Citizen with an Active Secret Security Clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with .NET Framework and Visual Studio IDE.
  • Object-Oriented Programming and Design (OOP/OOD) experience.
  • Experience with client/server applications.


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 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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