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Principal Ground Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2310329
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % 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 Ground System Engineer to work in a Space Program Office. This program procures satellite vehicles with associated ground segments. To qualify for this role, you should be familiar with ground segment acquisitions and related operations & maintenance (O&M) of those systems. This position requires an active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph and is located in Chantilly, VA.

In this role you will provide direct support for the program's ground team. The ground segment consists of ground command and control (C2) software and hardware, and includes Automated Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) and networks.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Systems engineering support for requirements development, design, test plans, and requirements verifications through acceptance testing from developers 
  • Coordination across geographic diverse sites for delivery and acceptance testing; requires travel to these sites as well as to developer sites
  • Test support for integrated hardware and software solutions to multiple locations
  • Support to risk management processes and adjudicating program risk mitigation strategies
  • Coordination with facilities’ teams during site surveys, installation, and for long-term facilities maintenance of IT equipment and specialized hardware
  • Support to request for change (RFC) processes
  • Review and analysis of technical proposals

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience. Note: Additional years professional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph
  • Familiarity with ground segment acquisitions and related operations & maintenance (O&M) of those systems
  • Ability to deliver systems in accordance with detail site integration standards;
  • Understanding of government acquisition processes;
  • Experience with network architecture applications;
  • Experience with DevSecOps;
  • CSEP and/or PMP certification  

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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