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Space Operations Support Engineer

Job ID: 2210939
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 25, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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

SAIC has a funded need for a Space Operations Support Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to support a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer for a complex space and ground effort within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA.

The customer is developing next-generation of space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.

The duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Key point of contact for developing and conducting system validation testing as well as coordinating training activities and materials for new ground processing systems for on-orbit space protection and services to customers in space operations centers.
  • Support software systems users in fielding applications to space operations centers
  • Lead system validation testing with users to test system improvements in meeting user mission needs
  • Coordinate simulations of real-world scenarios and simulated data inputs
  • Coordinate tests and evaluations of the system
  • Assess performance of the system in simulated and real world environments
  • Propose improvements to the system to maximize the performance for the end users
  • Manage support and participation in war games and exercises
  • Provide feedback for system improvement and CONOPS changes to improve mission success
  • Coordinate training events with users
  • Coordinate the development and use of training materials
  • Help end users establish their own training shops and programs
  • Assess contractor proposals to meet government needs in the areas listed above
  • Coordinate system demonstrations and participation in exercises to improve the utilization of the system capabilities and refine concepts of operations to maximize benefits to the mission.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience  

  • Bachelors OR Masters OR PhD
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with a Polygraph
  • 14+ years’ experience in space and engineering-related fields
  • Skills in orbital mechanics (ie, Satellite ToolKit (STK), etc.)
  • Skills in system software testing and analysis
  • Experience in satellite vehicle or payload operations, ground processing systems, and exercises/war games
  • Experience in space flight safety, space domain awareness, or space protection
  • Support extended work hours during certain testing events

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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