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Space Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2300984
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 25, 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

Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is currently hiring for a customer within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is unique and is responsible for designing, building, and operating generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.

SAIC is seeking a Space Systems Engineer experienced engineer who enjoys thinking outside of a box with technical and practical understanding of space systems and phenomenology to support advanced technology development and demonstration programs in support of resiliency spanning a diverse set of global threats. 

The Space Systems Engineer should understand both technical and programmatic aspects of fielded and planned future technologies, including operational concepts, applied technology, and system architectures, in order to facilitate the demonstration and transition of novel resilient capabilities to operations. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Advise the customer on how to coordinate with internal and external community partners to identify technology gaps, design technology development plans, and execute technology projects/programs for successful transition into customer systems  
  • Participate in program readiness and design reviews 
  • Ensure the R&D efforts are planned and conducted on a sound engineering basis including management of technical risks 
  • Research and evaluate new emerging technologies for transition to space systems, and assist in the managing, design, development, and fielding of new engineering demonstration units and technology demonstrations.
  • Advise the customer on how to coordinate with internal and external community partners to identify technology gaps, design technology development plans, and execute technology projects/programs for successful transition into customer systems. 
  • Support field test planning, review, and execution efforts to measure and verify performance of resilient system concepts, studies, and capabilities.
  • Provide technical support to customer activities and programmatic processes
  • Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief Government and industry as required 
  • Provide support to acquisition, source selection, and programmatic processes 

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering or Physics
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • 5 or more years of related experience in a SETA or embedded integrator role
  • Experience with the Intelligence Community and/or the Department of Defense 
  • Superb technical skills and experience related to space hardware, and satellite sensors and subsystems 
  • Ability to lead and be the primary point of contact for one or more projects
  • Effective interpersonal skills (across multiple groups, offices, and organizations) and strong briefing and writing skills 
  • Ability to communicate very technical subjects to a diverse audience of senior decision makers with varying levels of technical expertise 
  • Experience with IC architectures, spacecraft, and payloads 

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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