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OPIR Space Team Lead

Job ID: 2218416
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 21, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC in support of our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Senior Systems Engineer to act as our Next Generation Missile Warning Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) Space Team Lead with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) Space and Ground systems.  This person will lead a team of personnel supporting the acquisition of a multi-billion dollar set of Geosynchronous and Polar OPIR remote sensing satellites used to identify threats globally to the US and our allies.  This position is located in El Segundo, California.
Major duties of the position include:
  • Leading the efforts of technical personnel to provide effective systems engineering and integration support to Space Systems Command (SSC) Space Sensing Directorate programs and customers
  • Ensuring effective integration of Next Gen GEO (NGG) spacecraft and Next Gen Polar (NGP) spacecraft with Mission Payloads (MPLs), Auxiliary Payloads (APS), Launch Vehicles, interim ground systems, and objective Future Operationally Resilient Ground Operations (FORGE)
  • Coordinating NGG and NGP integration and mission performance requirements for acquisition planning elements across the SSC Space Sensing Directorate
  • Applying lessons learned from managing similar space system efforts to ensure successful planning, development, production, transition to operations, and sustainment of the Next Generation Missile Warning programs
  • Interacting with contractor and government leads to ensure that all system and interface requirements are consistent and valid across the NGG and NGP programs and the Space Sensing Directorate
  • Supporting the customer in defining, capturing, and maintaining the technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout multiple programs’ lifecycles and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes
  • Developing acquisition-related briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of SSC Space Sensing Directorate decision making

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. BS in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical, Communications Engineering (technical), Math, Physics, or similar
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • 14+ years of strong, demonstrated system engineering experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment segments of a DoD or NRO program with a proven delivery record
  • Candidate should have experience with Space systems (especially at SSC), OPIR systems, ground and space system acquisition, and system engineering experience
  • Experience with requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment
  • Ability to provide a wide variety of technical analyses and program management support to a government customer
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree is preferred
  • SBIRS-specific experience highly desirable
  • Digital Engineering Experience, particularly in MBSE systems

Target salary range: $195,001 - $205,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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