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R&D Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2310804
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 5, 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 Research and Development (R&D) Systems Engineer to join our team at our Chantilly-based office. SAIC provides specialized engineering, integration, design, and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support development of next generation and generation after next national security systems based on land, at sea, in air, and in space.

The engineer sought provides Systems Engineering & Technical Advisory (SETA) support services to a USG Program Office leading Research & Development (R&D) of space systems and space qualified technology. The specific focus of this position is systems engineering support for technical development, integration, test, and operations of R&D technology that could lead to on-orbit experiments.

The ideal candidate will be a results oriented self-starter and have a willingness to learn about various technologies. The candidate will work in an adaptive and innovative team environment.  They will possess excellent interpersonal and communication (listening, verbal, and written) skills with the ability to forge and nurture close working relationships with project officers, industry partners, and SETA colleagues throughout the customer organization.

Responsibilities will include a subset of the following. Expertise in these areas is not required; guidance will be provided for responsibilities that fall outside of the candidates’ prior experience:

- Prepare deliverables including technical and programmatic assessments provided through written reports and/or oral briefings presenting analysis, results, conclusions, and recommendations. Occasionally required to brief USG and industry.

- Provide technical and programmatic support to acquisition planning, source selection, and related programmatic processes including development of acquisition support documents.

- Provide technical review and assessment of R&D satellite technology and spacecraft concepts, proposals, ground concepts, system architectures, interfaces, and operations.

- Provide technical review of systems integration, validation, verification, and test (IVVT) for space-based systems and technologies. Review IVVT implementation plans and results to assess system integration and closure.

- Advise on issues of applicability and feasibility of relevant technologies to future R&D spacecraft, mission payloads, communication systems, ground systems, launch systems, and operations concepts.

- Prepare logistics to support in-person and/or virtual USG status and technical

Qualifications

- Must have an active TS/SCI with poly.

- Bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) with 5+ years' experience.

- Desire to participate in USG customer enterprise research and development environment. Create, gather, and share knowledge to grow organizational competency and capability.

- Sound understanding of the principles, practices, and methods for systems engineering, integration, validation, verification, and test of spacecraft systems.

- High quality critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills needed to support team collaboration, group discussion, and oral presentations.

  • Ability to work in-office 100%.

NOTE:  

No lifting or standing is required for this role. Reasonable accommodations for disabilities can be provided. Some mobility (with or without aids) required to reach workspace.


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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