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Space Vehicle Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2211399
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 4, 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: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC has a funded need for a Space Vehicle Systems 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 Space Vehicle Systems Engineer will join a team of on-site SETAs working a major system acquisition (MSA) with responsibilities that may include but not limited to the following:  

  • Support Contract Officer/Contract Officer Technical Representatives (CO/COTRs) and Developers by coordinating with other technical domain Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and program stakeholders to achieve a detailed understanding of the systems, designs, and interfaces necessary to satisfy mission requirements. 
  • Supports a System Program Office (SPO) in a technical capacity for planning, execution, monitoring, and oversight of satellite system development and acquisitions that advance the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) space resiliency posture. 
  • Advise the customer on how to coordinate with internal and external community partners to identify technology gaps, design technology development plans, and execute technology projects/programs for successful transition into customer systems 
  • Represent the government client to development contractors and ensure proper messaging between the same.
  • Participating in technical interchange meetings between developers and COTR for program readiness and design reviews
  • Provide technical support to customer activities and programmatic processes
  • Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief Government and industry as required
  • Provide support to acquisition, source selection, and programmatic processes
  • Ensure the R&D efforts are planned and conducted on a sound engineering basis including management of technical risks
  • Design and implement technical solutions for new business needs and challenges.
  • Research and evaluate new emerging technologies for transition to space systems

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience  

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline, and 14 years or more relevant experience; OR Master’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline and 12 years or more relevant experience.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with a Polygraph
  • Experience with space systems design, development, assembly, integration, and testing.
  • Experience with the Intelligence Community (IC) and/or the Department of Defense
  • Experience with IC architectures, spacecraft, and payloads
  • Ability to lead and be the primary point of contact for one or more projects
  • Effective interpersonal skills (across multiple groups, offices, and organizations) and strong customer engagement skills.
  • Ability to communicate very technical subjects to a diverse audience of senior decision makers with varying levels of technical expertise using effective briefing and writing
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and team environment

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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