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Senior Ground Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2216536
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 10, 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 is seeking a Senior Ground Systems Engineer to lead, guide, and perform systems engineering and technical advisory services in support of a government customer in Chantilly, VA.  The successful candidate will:

  • Lead and oversee technical efforts of six systems engineers providing enterprise-wide, high-impact systems engineering services for SIGINT, GEOINT, and Operations Center ground systems
  • Anticipate, assign, drive projects and customer requirements to closure; continually assess team’s tasks, realign/reprioritize/augment assignments as appropriate
  • Work with program leadership and government managers; maintain awareness of government’s evolving needs and proactively provide analysis, insights, recommendations to improve delivery of services and/or exploit opportunity to enhance process or resource effectiveness or efficiency
  • Provide technical support to government points of contacts
  • Identify and communicate status, risks, issues, opportunities, assumptions, mitigations, and dependencies for ground system activities
  • Promote and facilitate collaboration with government, SETA team members, and other contractors supporting the government  across the enterprise
  • Develop assessments and staffing products for a variety of audiences, convey information in a clear and articulate manner to Government leadership

Qualifications

Required:

  • US Citizenship
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and 14 years or more experience; Masters in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and 12 years or more experience; PhD or JD in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and nine (9) years or more experience.  *STEM is a contractual requirement
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 14 years or more experience; Masters and 12 years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience
  • Demonstrated leadership success on variety of complex ground systems engineering projects impacting mission operations
  • In-depth experience with NRO systems engineering and mission readiness processes; familiar with readiness events, control gates, and associated entry/exit criteria; systems engineering governance
  • Knowledge of GEOINT and SIGINT overall space and ground architecture including mission management, mission control and/or mission processing functions
  • Program lifecycle experience from concept development and design to deployment, operations and maintenance and  decommission
  • Experience with CONOPS requirements development, interface control documentation, technical specification review, architecture development
  • Experience with systems development methodologies (e.g Agile, DevOps, Spiral, Waterfall, etc.) and cloud technologies
  • Self-starter able to proactively address customer requirements with no supervision
  • Expert at defining solutions for broad, abstract topics—driving tasks to closure
  • Polished communicator (written/verbal) with impeccable interpersonal skills and personal judgment
  • Master at collaboration and coordination with multiple stakeholders -- consensus builder
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project)

Desired:

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Digital Engineering (DE) and associated tools (e.g. Cameo, Jira, Confluence, etc.)
  • Real-time operations experience as a spacecraft or ground systems operator
  • SAFe, Agile, INCOSE certifications

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 approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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