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Navy BMD Operations SME

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Job ID: 2218519
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2023
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: TS/SCI
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 realistic and challenging BMD training scenarios that facilitate rehearsal and refinement of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). 
  • Support BMD exercise 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.


Clearance Requirement:

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

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years experience. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting shipboard BMD watch-team training, or recent experience conducting BMD exercises, training or operations.
  • Qualified as an Aegis BMD Watch Officer

Desired Skills:

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


Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. 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.


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 24,000 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 $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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