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GEOINT Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2303816
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 23, 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 is seeking a Systems Engineer Technical Advisor (SETA) for our GED GEOINT Ground Program office to fill a critical position on the Landmark AOS program. Landmark AOS is a large SETA contract responsible for the complete end-to-end life cycle of the customer's Ground Enterprise. The candidate will provide technical support to facilitate the development of GEOINT capabilities cooperatively with development contractors and mission partners to optimize mission success. Additionally, the candidate will interact daily with senior government and Program staff to support a variety of high priority, high visibility activities including: engineering and analysis of new concepts and technologies; supporting the definition and baselining of new capabilities and/or enhancements; leading studies and analysis in support of transition from a System implementation to a Cloud implementation; all aspects of System Engineering analysis (architecture, requirements, Concept of Operations (CONOPs), interfaces, schedule and dependency identification); test support, and Readiness Event support.  This position will be actively performing engineering and analysis to ensure programs successfully develop and deliver core mission processing services in all phases of the acquisition life cycle. Functions will include providing day-to-day collaboration with development contractors, other Government program office personnel and Government Customers on systems engineering and acquisition functions in the domain area of GEOINT collection, mission management and mission processing. This position provides management, leadership and oversight within a highly diversified team that support Ground Intelligence acquisitions providing cutting-edge capabilities to the intelligence community.


You will work side-by-side with the other Landmark AOS staff comprised of world class System Engineers, Acquisition Engineers and Domain Experts to lead the customer in acquiring modern processing applications. This position offers growth opportunities not only within the Landmark AOS program, but within SAIC.

Key functions include:

  • Interface directly with development Prime Contractors in the role of oversight, monitoring of software development and integration activities and ensuring alignment with Government requirements and objectives
  • Retain cognizance of wide variety of GEOINT mission projects including, technical baseline, project schedules, dependencies, risks and cost
  • Advise Senior and Mid-Level managers on architectural decisions to include investment strategies, acquisition portfolio priorities, risk assessment of project execution 
  • Conduct Strategic planning for both mission architecture needs (technical trade studies, definition of future architecture planning, software service recommendations etc.) and programmatic (Program Budget Guidance, cost estimation, generation of acquisition schedules)
  • Accomplish performance assessment and provide estimates of cost, schedule and risk impacts to existing Ground architecture implementations
  • Provide technical and cost assessment of vendor proposals, review technical reports, design artifacts and program plans
  • Integrate and coordinate program activities aligned to strategic priorities and performance standards

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors and two (2) years of experience
  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph 
  • Strong technical fundamentals of Intelligence Community (IC) GEOINT systems
  • Strong understanding of overhead collection, processing architecture, and systems
  • Experience developing or supporting the development of processing capabilities for GEOINT systems 
  • Experience in acquisition of IC / DoD systems; knowledge of acquisition roles, processes and/or experience in IC / DoD Project or Program Management
  • Domain knowledge in Ground Software, Space Development Programs or Mission Operations programs
  • Self-starter with ability to execute job based on limited guidance/information
  • Ability to distill complex problems into digestible structures/formats
  • Flexibility and Time Management - Ability to work efficiently in a dynamic environment with constantly shifting priorities and needs
  • Effective Communicator - convey information to multiple audiences across all levels of Customer and Corporate management

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s STEM degree from an accredited institution
  • Working knowledge of the operations of GEOINT and associated scheduling, tasking and/or mission management functions
  • Demonstrable understanding of planning, scheduling and mission management technologies
  • Demonstrated understanding of GEOINT mission user needs and operational environments
  • Experience working within or closely with Acquisition Offices; SETA and/or SE&I experience
  • Specific IC Customer experience
  • Experience with Agile development programs

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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