SAIC is seeking a United States Nuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection System (USNDS) Systems Engineer to join our team of diverse Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) team in Colorado Springs, CO. The USNDS SE&I Team provides specialized engineering, analysis, operations support, and subject matter expertise to the USNDS and Remote Sensing Survivable/Endurable (S/E) Systems Program Offices. The team also provides systems engineering and analysis services to include system development, enterprise and system architecture, acquisition, testing, operations, and sustainment support for existing and new capabilities. Team members also provide an enterprise perspective for identification and review of risks and risk mitigation plans and work to institutionalize systems engineering best practices across the enterprise.
The team has an immediate need for a USNDS Universal Ground NDS Terminal (UGNT) Systems Engineer to serve as a technical Subject Matter Expert and Liaison between the USNDS and the Remote Sensing S/E Systems Program Offices. The Candidate will support systems engineering, engineering analysis, and acquisition management activities to include requirements management, technical baseline development and control, change impact analysis, interface analysis, integration activities, test planning and execution, schedule management, risk management, logistics planning, and system fielding and operational acceptance support. They should have experience with military systems survivability, employment of operational space systems, system acquisition engineering support, and lifecycle support for space and ground systems.
Major duties of the position include:
- Provide subject matter expertise on USNDS UGNT capabilities in support of program development, engineering activities, technical interchange meetings, and program management forums
- Support programmatic and technical information exchange (Liaison) between USNDS and Remote Sensing S/E Program Office teams
- Develop operational employment concepts for current USNDS capabilities
- Coordinate development and integration of survivable/endurable USNDS UGNT capabilities between development organizations, including developing and sustaining requirements, testing, and interface control documents.
- Monitor system development, requirements satisfaction, and tactical schedules to facilitate planning and execution of interdependent program office activities
- Support USNDS UGNT fielding and operational acceptance, including planning for logistic and operational support at geographically separated sites
- Identify risks and opportunities along the seams between the USNDS and Remote Sensing S/E programs
- Manage dependencies between USNDS and Remote Sensing S/E systems by maintaining common technical documentation, managing interfaces, and tracking common technical issues/deficiencies
- Support development of technical orders, training programs, and training systems for integrated NUDET detection and Remote Sensing S/E systems
- Apply USNDS capability expertise to develop future concepts and acquisition planning initiatives for UGNT follow-on systems
- Collaborate with teammates and stakeholders from a wide range of Government and industry organizations to resolve technical and programmatic issues
Required Experience, Skills, and Attributes
- TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience
- Systems integration/systems engineering or equivalent experience
- USNDS operations, acquisition, and/or sustainment experience
- Systems, Software, and/or Hardware Engineering experience with ground processing systems for Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD), and/or Intelligence Community space-based sensing systems
- Experience with integration, verification, delivery, and lifecycle management for major system acquisitions
- Experience writing, coordinating, and delivering technical documents and analytical products in a team environment
- Experience in facilitating technical interchanges and working groups and briefing/presenting technical material to decision makers to bring closure to design decisions and issue resolution between program offices and contractor teams
- Experience with standardized processes for managing requirements, interfaces, risk, deficiencies, and system changes
- Ability to travel, sometimes on short notice. Local travel within Colorado weekly, air travel quarterly, potentially including international travel
Desired Experience, Skills, and Attributes
- 10+ years of satellite ground system lifecycle management, including acquisition and sustainment
- Operational experience with USNDS ground systems including Integrated Correlation and Display System (ICADS)
- Experience with stakeholder organizations including SpOC, USSPACECOM, USSTRATCOM, NORAD
- Experience with Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (ITW/AA) and Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Systems of Systems
- Experience with building and/or validating military technical orders/manuals
- Familiarity with survivable and endurable systems
- Experience with survivability and testing standards for NC3 systems
- Development or operational experience with SBIRS and/or OPIR Next Generation System
- Experience with formal testing of DoD systems
- Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering
- Development of training and training systems
- Experience working in a structured DoD agile framework such as SAFe™
- Most have a Top Secret Clearance
Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
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