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Systems Engineer SETA

Job ID: 2217466
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2023
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 has a funded need for a Systems Engineer SETA (Systems Engineer Principal) to provide SETA (Systems Engineering Technical Advisor) & SE&I (Systems Engineering & Integration) services to an IC customer with a focus on assured space communications and supporting IT infrastructure within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA.

Job Duties Overview:

  • Provide assured communications for other government users.  Systems technology is primary focused on RF space communications and digital signal processing capabilities. 
  • Assisting the government in the acquisition of new capabilities and upgrades. 
  • Regular communications with users to understand new requirements, working with development contractors to understand requirements and develop plans to deliver new capabilities, working with Operations to coordinate testing and the final delivery of new capabilities to fulfill user requirements. 
  • Individuals will become familiar with various systems architectures and eventually act as subject matter experts in advising the government clients on acquisition related decisions. 
  • Witnessing equipment installations, test and occasional travel to various CONUS and possibly OCONUS locations around the world. 
  • Requirements documentation is another key responsibility to ensure the baseline is maintained. 
  • Assist the government in contract related work including the development of Statements of Work, proposal review and development contractor performance assessments. 
  • Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle.
  • Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods.
  • Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower-level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development.
  • Designs interfaces and brings system elements together, so they work as a whole.
  • Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.
  • Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements.
  • Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts.
  • Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower-level detailed requirements.
  • Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation.
  • Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Technical BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical degree. 8 to 10 years with BS or 6 to 8 years with MS or 3 to 5 years with a PhD. (4 years of relevant experience in an RF communications development/acquisition program can be substituted)
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Poly
  • 3 years of experience with Commercial/Government acquisition of satellite/ground segment hardware/software or satellite based special communications field set hardware/software.
  • The ability to work well within a team of engineers
  • Demonstrated success in working with government customers.
  •  Network experience – good understanding of standard IT networks, performance, topologies, etc.
  • Prior experience as a SETA with NUO IC customer work with requirements and other related readiness processes a PLUS!
  • Prior experience with RF based satellite communications a PLUS!
  • Prior experience with digital signal processing 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 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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