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Satellite Communications Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2212678
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 28, 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

This job spans a range of Satellite Comm Systems Engineering activities in a dynamic NRO Systems Program Office (SPO) supporting the Government customer with multiple satellite systems, both on-orbit and in development.  This position will primarily support the design, development, manufacturing, assembly, and integration and test activities for one of the major satellite programs. The job requires expertise in space-to-space, space-to-ground, ground-to-space, and ground-to-ground network communications supporting Government customers integrating mission payloads into commercial constellations, including both Government-owned services and commercial services.
 
Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the GPOC preparing contract documentation and evaluating contractor proposals
  • Assist the GPOC managing and evaluating contractor PDRs, CDRs, and MRRs
  • Attend enterprise system, subsystem and segment level design reviews and program management reviews to assess design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the GPOC
  • Perform independent reviews of contractor designs to verify satisfaction of mission requirements (CONOPs, constraints, etc)
  • Review test plans/procedures and test results and test reports for completeness and accuracy, including compliance to approved plans, and provide feedback to the GPOC
  • Assist the Government customer planning, defining, developing, installing, and testing satellite ground terminals in both CONUS and OCONUS locations.  This includes site surveys and coordination with contractor teams.
  • Review/monitor enterprise and system test and verification/validation planning and execution.
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations to the Government customer on enterprise-level designs and program integration into those architectures
  • Proactively identify and assess emerging technical and programmatic risks at the enterprise, system, subsystem level and then work with the Government enterprise Prime/Subcontractor to develop and evaluate mitigation approaches
  • Develop productive relationships with Prime/Subcontractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other subject matter experts

Qualifications

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment
  • Experience designing RF and laser communication networks, including test and performance evaluation
  • Familiarity with the Government (National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)) and commercial (Federal Communications Commision (FCC)) frequency registration and approval process
  • Familiarity with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) frequency allocation rules
  • Understanding of network protocols and networking for both space and ground networks
  • Understanding of cryptography designs and constraints
  • Experience with Satellite Tool Kit (aka System Tool Kit) (STK) a plus

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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