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Communication Subsystem Engineer

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Job ID: 2303023
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 20, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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

As a Communication Subsystem Engineer, provide systems engineering and technical assistance within a Government Satellite Program Office for component, subsystem, and overall spacecraft manufacturing, integration, and test.  Initial responsibilities will focus on the spacecraft communication subsystem and its individual components.  Duties may adjust as spacecraft progress through design, development, integration, and test towards launch.

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, spacecraft developers, and other subject matter experts.
  • Assist in requirements development, and support requirements flow-down and traceability.  Assist with ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards, or ensure appropriate deviations/waivers are in place.
  • Apply engineering knowledge to support design, development, manufacture, integration, and test of communication subsystems and components.
  • Evaluate development contractor space vehicle Design Trade Study results and assess potential impacts and risks.  Identify risks to program plans and schedules, and support development of corrective action plans.
  • Evaluate system, subsystem and unit level design, as necessary, to determine if the design is adequate to meet program technical performance requirements within cost and schedule constraints.
  • Confirm requirements verification by evaluating unit, subsystem, and vehicle performance and environmental test data, analysis, and inspection results.
  • Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to troubleshoot and resolve anomalies and test failures.  Develop mitigation plans and identify impacts to subsystems and spacecraft performance.
  • Travel within the U.S. – 1 time per month for approximately 4 days per trip.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
  • 7 or more years of engineering experience with design and development of communication subsystems
  • Experience working in a spacecraft system program office (SPO) or a satellite development facility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or in a relevant technical field
  • 10 or more years of engineering experience with communication subsystems and spacecraft bus systems
  • Experience with multiple spacecraft programs and a variety of satellite busses
  • Experience with early life-cycle satellite engineering activities/milestones, spacecraft integration and test, and Launch and Initialization (L&I) activities

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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