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Radar Satellite Payload Engineer

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Job ID: 2312800
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 8, 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 a Radar Satellite Payload Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support the NRO Commercial System Program Office (CSPO).  Qualified candidates must possess demonstrated radar 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 radar 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 radar provider’s support to USG exercises, demonstration, theater downlink tests, and operational collections and deliveries.
  • Create and execute procedures for managing operational collection requests.
  • Provide support to 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.
  • Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, commercial satellite developers, and other subject matter experts.
  • TS/SCI with CI Poly required.

Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering, Physics, or similar technical discipline with 18 years experience; Masters with 16 years experience; PhD and 15 years experience.
  • Experience working on radar satellite programs and have a solid understanding of radar first principles.
  • Have strong familiarity with radar image product types, collection modes, product data structures, and quality figures of merit.
  • Radar 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 radar satellite programs and have a solid understanding of radar first principles.
  • 3 or more years experience working with radar image product types, collection modes, product data structures, and quality figures of merit.
  • 7 or more years of Radar satellite acquisition experience, specifically writing and evaluating requirements, and assessing development contractor performance.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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 $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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