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Payload Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2211729
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 5, 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 in the design, development, manufacture, testing, integration, launch, and operation of multiple advanced spaceborne electro-optical payloads.   

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

  • Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, payload developers, and other subject matter experts.
  • Apply engineering knowledge to support the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of advanced optical payload components, assemblies, and subsystems.
  • Assist in requirements development, and support requirements flow-down and traceability.  Assist with ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards, or ensure appropriate deviations/waivers are in place.
  • Evaluate system, subsystem and unit level design, as necessary, to determine if the design is adequate to meet program requirements and is cost effective.
  • Assess subsystem technical performance within cost and schedule constraints.  Identify risks to program plans and schedules, and support development of corrective action plans.
  • Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to troubleshoot and resolve anomalies and test failures.  Develop mitigation plans and identify impacts to subsystem, spacecraft, and mission performance.
  • Confirm requirements verification by evaluating unit, subsystem, and vehicle performance and environmental test data, analysis, and inspection results.
  • Assist in preparation of RFP documentation (SOWs, CDRLs, specifications, etc.) and conduct ECP technical evaluations.
  • When COVID restrictions ease, travel within the U.S. approximately one to two times per month for approximately 2-3 days per trip.

Qualifications

Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD and 4 years related experience

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering, Physics, or similar technical discipline
  • Experience with space borne electronics design, analysis, and environmental testing
  • System Acquisition experience, specifically writing and evaluating requirements, procuring hardware, and monitoring development contractor performance
  • Experience designing/performing signal chain demonstrations
  • Experience working in a spacecraft System Program Office (SPO) or a satellite development facility
  • Able to confidently and proactively execute Government acquisition intent, within the bounds of SETA authority but in the absence of detailed Government direction, while interacting with prime- and sub-contractors to ensure Program development remains on schedule, technically sound, and within budget
  • Able to work effectively with a variety of engineers in different disciplines and organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Engineering, Physics, or similar technical discipline
  • 3 or more years of experience designing, analyzing, building and testing high performance electronics
  • 4 or more years of experience with spaceborne electronics design, analysis, and environmental testing
  • 3 or more years of System Acquisition experience, specifically writing and evaluating requirements, procuring hardware, and monitoring development contractor performance
  • Understanding of radiation effects on electronics performance
  • Knowledge of Sensor and Electronics Calibration techniques and approaches
  • Experience with multiple spacecraft programs and a variety of spacecraft subsystems, to include electro-optical payloads

 

 


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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