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Space Protection Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2314238
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2023
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 has an opening for a Space Protection Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory (SETA) services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. This position supports a Systems Program Office (SPO) in developing next-generation space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.

The Space Protection Systems Engineer will perform technical planning for the acquisition of ground system capabilities that advance an agency’s space resiliency posture. The Space Protection Systems Engineer is a member of a team of SMEs that work with other SPOs to develop technical plans and requirements to acquire, integrate and field ground software systems to protect space-based assets. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Serves as the SPO’s representative technical expert in reviewing and improving architectures, interface control documents (ICDs), and requirements that convey the ground system needs
  • Is a Space Protection subject matter expert (SME) that understands the systems and interfaces necessary to satisfy mission requirements
  • Coordinates with other IC and DoD program offices to identify and implement partnership opportunities
  • Develops and presents briefings to technical boards to guide the SPO through the engineering and acquisition trade space
  • Represents the SPO as a technical SME during agency and mission partner coordination activities
  • Supports Contracting Office Technical Representatives (COTRs) and software developers in understanding, refining, and implementing software system designs
  • Develops, coordinates (with other SPOs), and maintains Concepts of Operation (CONOPs) and other supporting documentation that define mission needs
  • Coordinates the development of tools and techniques to analyze current and historical patterns of the behaviors of on-orbit systems and their trends, in order to indicate changes in their operations

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors and 9 years or more experience; OR Masters and 7 years or more experience; OR PhD and 4 or more experience
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • Exceptional communication and coordination skills
  • Interest and ability to work is a fast-pace and dynamic work environment
  • Experience in space systems activities and operations
  • Knowledge of IC and DoD space systems
  • Experience in and desire to perform duties related to Government System Engineering disciplines, including requirements, readiness, and test

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in and knowledge of space domain awareness
  • 2+ years supporting a space or ground system program office

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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