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Sr. Naval Operations SME

Job ID: 2217179
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 21, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Military Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Sr. Naval Operations SME to support the Commander, Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise (BMDEX) training program as a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Tactical Operations expert (BMD TacOps SME).  The BMD TacOps SME has overall responsibility for overseeing, planning and coordinating Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise (BMDEX) and Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) events. This is a Key position and requires comprehensive knowledge of the BMD field and the ability to complete difficult and complex assignments. It may require occasional travel in support of planning conferences and exercise development.

Please note this role is located in San Diego, CA and does not support a remote work environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  •  Develop progressive, realistic and challenging BMD distributed, synthetic training scenarios that facilitate rehearsal and refinement of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
  • Support BMDEX development by planning and coordinating participation of all units/nodes in a synthetic training environment that most closely meets those of real world operations.
  • Maintain SME knowledge on evolving BMD systems, technologies, threats, and TTPs to ensure introduction into training scenarios.
  • Work with the Tactical Training Group, Pacific Technical Team to ensure training architecture will enable attainment of Navy/Joint training objectives.
  •  Support military mentoring and assessment of participants by providing detailed evaluations of participant performance based on NMET/JMET conditions and standards during exercise execution.
  • Liaise with Navy, agency, joint, and coalition counterparts on BMD-related issues and developments.
  •  Be prepared to brief senior Navy and joint leadership on exercise design, operational procedures and exercise outcomes.


Clearance Requirement:

  • Minimum Secret Clearance required; ability to obtain Top Secret SCI clearance.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 20 years Surface Navy experience including technical management as a Navy Officer supervising combat system configuration, operations, testing, maintenance, and repair.  
  • Experience conducting shipboard BMD watch-team training or recent experience conducting BMD exercises, training, or operations.
  • Experience with Joint and Coalition BMD command and control structures.
  •  Qualified as an Aegis BMD Tactical Action Officer (TAO); or qualified as an BMD watch officer while serving as an Air Warfare. Coordinator (AWC) or Combat Systems Coordinator (CSC).
  • Experience preparing materials and briefs to Flag/executive level audiences.

Desired Skills:

  •  Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Weapons Tactics Instructor (WTI) designation desired.


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.


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.

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