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Electro Optical Satellite Payload Engineer

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Job ID: 2312795
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 6, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 an Electro-optical (EO) Satellite Payload Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support the NRO Commercial System Program Office (CSPO).  Qualified candidates must possess demonstrated electro-optical satellite experience and be able to provide technical and programmatic insight on the wide variety of satellite capabilities & activities.  The successful candidate will work both independently and in a team-based environment.

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Directly support CSPO as the office responsible for commercial overhead data acquisition for the NRO
  • Provide advisory expertise in assessing commercial satellite provider’s electro-optical space systems.  This includes assessing modeling and simulation results and assumptions, advising on formal requirements development, analyzing satisfaction of requirements, and coordinating product quality assessments.
  • Coordinate commercial electro-optical provider’s support to USG exercises, demonstration, theater downlink tests, and operational collections and deliveries.
  • Apply optical payload engineering knowledge to support acquisition milestone events and reviews including the generation and execution of briefings as required.
  • Assist, as needed, in Government source selections and the technical evaluation of commercial satellite provider proposals.
  • TS/SCI with CI Poly required
  • Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, commercial satellite developers, and other subject matter experts.

Qualifications

·       BS in Engineering, Physics, or similar technical discipline with 14 years of experience; Masters and 12 years of experience; PhD and 9 years of experience

·       Experience working on electro-optical satellite programs and have a solid understanding of electro-optical first principles.

·       Have strong familiarity with electro-optical system functionality, performance, and product data structures including: MSI, SWIR, LWIR, MWIR, and Hyperspectral.

·       Be familiar with electro-optical image product types, collection modes, and quality figures of merit.

·       Electro-optical satellite acquisition experience, specifically writing and evaluating requirements, and assessing development contractor performance.

·       Ability to contribute to modeling and simulation (M&S) campaigns and assess simulation results.

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Desired Qualifications:

·       5 or more years experience working on electro-optical satellite programs and have a solid understanding of EO first principles.

·       3 or more years experience working with electro-optical image product types, collection modes, product data structures, and quality figures of merit.

·       7 or more years of Electro-optical satellite acquisition experience, specifically writing and evaluating requirements, and assessing development contractor performance.


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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