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Senior Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2304282
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 3, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is hiring a Senior Systems Engineer with a strong background in technology development to support the Principal Director, Microelectronics in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).  The candidate will be in charge of management and execution of the Department of Defense (DoD) Microelectronics Commons program. The System Engineer's primary role is to support the Government Microelectronics Commons Program Manager in executing the microelectronics research and development strategy for the Microelectronics Commons, a CHIPS and Science Act-funded national network for onshore, microelectronics hardware prototyping, lab-to-fab transition of semiconductor technologies and semiconductor workforce training.  The candidate will track, prioritize, and rapidly respond to ongoing actions to enable customer success in evaluating strategic and technological approaches and synchronizing DoD efforts.  This position is hybrid remote.  Work will be conducted in Arlington, VA when on site.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support Government Program Manager in project management and execution for Microelectronics Commons program elements
  • Support development of Microelectronics Commons budget justification documents in support of the annual President’s Budget
  • Coordinate with Technical Area Leads on technical and programmatic issues and opportunities
  • Develop and/or provide input and recommendations to abstracts, briefs, information papers, and whitepapers
  • Support Microelectronics initiatives including development of strategy, issue papers, briefings, and funding options and alternatives for senior DoD Leadership
  • Evaluate technical approaches and proposals for Microelectronics Commons projects
  • Support Government oversight of prototyping facilities that demonstrate at-scale the system-level benefits of innovations in microelectronics materials, processes, devices, and architectural designs. 
  • Engage stakeholder community across Services, industry, and academia to identify microelectronics technologies and applications that align with Microelectronics Commons program objectives
  • Support Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Request for Solutions (RFS) development, proposal evaluation, and award processes
  • Support planning, execution and facilitation of program reviews and meetings

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Master’s and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD and four (4) years or more of experience
  • Degree(s) in an engineering discipline or related field

Required Clearance:

  • Secret clearance required
  • US citizenship required

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with technology development and hardware prototyping
  • Experience in one or more of the six DoD-critical technical areas:  Secure edge/Internet of Things (IoT) computing, 5G/6G technology, Artificial intelligence hardware, Quantum technology, Electronic warfare, and Commercial leap ahead technologies
  • Experience in preparing, coordinating, and presenting briefings
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the DoD organizational structure and budgeting process, OSD inter-office coordination, and communication protocols
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree(s) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, or related field
  • Experience with microelectronics hardware prototyping
  • Experience in planning and coordination of technical reviews, panels, or similar meetings with diverse participants
  • Experience with Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements, Broad Agency Announcements (BAA), or other non-traditional R&D-focused contracting methods
  • At least 5 years of experience working in microelectronics design, semiconductor device fabrication and/or foundry operations, radiation-hardened electronics, radio frequency electronics, electro-optical electronics, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), defense electronics industrial base or related areas

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 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 saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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