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Next Gen GEO Lead

Job ID: 2211188
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 5, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

Make a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated professionals in El Segundo, CA who assist the U.S. Space Force in developing and deploying the next generation of satellites and ground system Warfighter operational capabilities for missile warning/missile tracking and terrestrial and space based environmental monitoring. These systems alert senior military officials when missile launches occur around the globe, as well as enable Combatant Commanders to successfully plan and execute global air, naval and troop movement mission objectives by providing mission-critical terrestrial weather data and monitoring the space and solar environmental impacts to our satellite communications and position, navigation and timing space systems.

Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Senior Systems Engineer to act as our Missile Warning Deputy Next Generation GEO Team Lead with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) Space and Ground systems.  This person will support the acquisition of a multi-billion dollar set of Geosynchronous Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) remote sensing satellites used to identify threats globally to the US and our allies.

Major duties of the position include:

 

  • Ensuring effective integration of Next Gen GEO (NGG) with Mission Payloads (MPLs), Auxiliary Payloads (APS), Launch Vehicles, NGG Interim Operations (NIO) ground system, and objective Future Operationally Resilient Ground Operations (FORGE).
  • Coordinating NGG integration requirements for acquisition planning elements across the Missile Warning Capability Area.
  • Applying lessons learned from managing similar space system efforts to ensure successful planning, development, production, transition to operations, and sustainment of the NGG program.
  • Interacting with contractor and government leads to ensure that all system and interface requirements are consistent and valid across NGG program and the Missile Warning Capability Area.
  • Supporting the customer in defining, capturing, and maintaining the technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the NGG program lifecycle and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes.
  • Developing acquisition-related briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of the NGG program and Missile Warning Capability Area decision making.

Qualifications

Required Experience, Skills and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. BS in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Math, Physics, or similar.
  • Strong, proactive leader who takes the initiative to identify, own and solve customer problems.
  • Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player.
  • 12+ years of strong demonstrated system engineering experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment segments of a DoD or NRO program with a proven delivery record.
  • Candidate should have experience with Space systems (especially at SSC), OPIR systems, ground and space system acquisition, and system engineering experience.
  • Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.
  • Ability to provide a wide variety of technical analyses and program management support to a government customer.
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.

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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