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Satellite Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2306320
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 16, 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 Satellite Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineer Technical Advisor (SETA) services for a critical position on SAIC’s Prime Program, Landmark AOS in Chantilly, VA. Landmark AOS is a large SETA program, supporting the NRO’s Ground Enterprise Directorate (GED), responsible for the acquisition of systems over the complete end-to-end life cycle. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security–related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.

The Satellite Systems Engineer will serve a USG Program Office in the development of an evolutionary, revolutionary, and transformational ground architecture to support the customer’s next generation space systems and technology.  The architecture will support and deliver capabilities in a modular, open architecture that provides global, persistent, real-time surveillance and activity-based intelligence information. 

Responsibilities To Include:

  • Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team
  • Strategize with government, SETA, and industry partners to conceptualize a future ground architecture to drive the customer's new space architecture
  • Perform technical review and assessment of concepts, systems, technologies, designs, architectures, interfaces, and operation of space and ground systems suggested by industry through responses to government Request for Information and Broad Area Announcements
  • Research state-of-the-art space vehicle component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities and provide technical advice to guide next-generation ground use of those technologies
  • Collaborate across multiple teams to refine requirements and system trades
  • Provide programmatic and acquisition support to include drafting Request for Proposal and Statement of Work material and participating in source selection activities
  • Participate in design reviews and technical interchange meetings to assess and guide development activities performed by development contractors
  • Review development contractor’s documents and procedures, requirements flow down, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success
  • Technical and programmatic support through the entire project life cycle including concept development, system definition, acquisition planning, source selection, system design, development, integration and test, system delivery, and mission operations
  • Briefings and reports including technical and programmatic assessments presenting analysis, results, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Brief USG staff and industry partners, as requested

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors and 9 years or more relevant experience; Masters and 7 years or more relevant experience
  • Active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
  • Knowledge of overhead space systems collection in one or more domains (signals, imagery, etc.)
  • Broad understanding of space and/or ground systems, hardware, software, operations, and their interdependence
  • Experience with the acquisition lifecycle process to help support various projects from inception to completion
  • Strong Government programmatic experience helping the customer drive success in all their activities by providing sound advice
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for written reports, group discussion, and oral presentations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes chaotic environment
  • Proficient skills using Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills

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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