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Satellite Launch System Integrator

Job ID: 2210135
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 7, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

Provide Systems Engineering and Technical Analysis (SETA) support to an NRO/GEOINT System Program Office (SPO) responsible for integration of a new heavy Launch Vehicle (LV) to the Satellite Vehicle (SV)

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in developing LV interface requirements and define acceptable evidence and associated verification plans
  • Assist in developing launch base facility, transportation, safety, and communications requirements and associated verification plans
  • Evaluate Launch related CDRLs and prepare feedback for Gov’t customer review
  • Participate in technical meetings and working groups with the satellite developer, launch provider, and launch base representing SPO equities
  • Represent Gov’t customer for all launch-related issues
  • Participate in launch rehearsals
  • Provide on-site launch base support once SV arrives, serve as payload processing facility interface to the SPO
  • Support the Flight Director during Launch & Initialization (L&I) activities
  • Evaluate all new entrant LVs for applicability to the SPO mission
  • Travel, as required, to prime contractor location, launch base, and launch provider facilities

Qualifications

Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience

  • 10+ years’ experience in space related systems to include operations, acquisition, program management, integration, test, and evaluation
  • Familiarity with new entrant Launch Vehicles such as Falcon, Vulcan, and Blue Origin
  • Understanding of launch vehicle performance to varied orbits and ability to provide rapid response to leadership
  • Familiarity with capabilities and limitations of launch facilities on both coasts
  • Familiarity with payload fairing environments such as humidity, pressure, temperature, flow rates, and payload contamination issues
  • Understanding of the payload processing facility capabilities and specific program needs related to launch base processing
  • Understanding of payload transportation requirements and current USG capabilities

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.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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