SAIC is seeking a Mission Integration Systems Engineer Principal to provide SETA support to SAIC’s Prime Program, Landmark AOS in Aurora, CO. Landmark AOS is a large SETA program, supporting the NRO’s Ground Enterprise Directorate (GED), responsible for the acquisition of systems over the complete end-to-end life cycle.
The Mission Integration Systems Engineer Principal will operate within an environment encompassing evolving capabilities, Agile engineering, internal, IC and academic outreach, sensitive operational architectures, and strategic policy matters for the larger Intelligence Community (IC). The Mission Integration Systems Engineer Principal will also perform Systems Engineering activities including concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, program analysis and engineering, design and support to capabilities experiments / exercises, systems integration, and operations performance analysis.
Note: Up to 20% travel will be required, primarily to locations within the Washington, DC area.
Responsibilities to Include:
- Perform mission partner outreach and coordination for enterprise systems architecture capabilities and initiatives Systems Engineering activities required to transform intelligence and military needs into future capabilities to meet those needs
- Ensures the capture of customer needs and development and refinement of requirements from across IC, and logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints in an agile environment
- Overseas Multi-INT mission thread development, inherently involving other agency data and architectures
- Work with government leaders to translate intent into multi-year strategies, annual roadmaps, action plans, and resource allocation decisions; track milestones and evaluate progress toward the Customer’s strategy/framework objectives
- Facilitates joint and community architecture initiatives, tasks, and contracted task orders at ADF-C
- Validate and prioritize GED and IC requirements from a technical perspective, and provide recommendations that are technically feasible and consistent with the overall architecture for current and future GED operational environments
- Overseas several operational mission threads, and operates successfully as GED SETA lead for Cross-Agency ABI Working Group
- Work across the team to identify, schedule, and orchestrate meetings, governance boards, councils, working groups, and other official fora with various stakeholders throughout GED, NRO and the IC, industry, and academia
- Author meeting notes, data calls, program status reports and other program documentation.
- Draft formal presentations, staff proposals, background papers, meeting agendas, and other formal communications; participate in executive-level meetings, discussion, and program briefings
- Assist program leaders promote open communication and synchronize actions across the larger team. Operate under broad intent independent of direct oversight, and be trustworthy, reliable, and results-oriented with a bias towards action.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s and nine (9) years or more experience; Master’s and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
- Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Poly
- Experience with space/ground aerospace systems engineering
- Expert level knowledge of NRO and IC Community members’ missions and capabilities
- Knowledge of SIGINT and Multi-INT collection space systems
- Knowledge of activity-based intelligence capabilities and tradecraft
- Demonstrated ability to work in fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environments Excellent organizational and time management skills; contribute to body of shared knowledge; ability to articulate intent, frame requirements, adjust workflow priorities absent direct oversight and balance between competing priorities.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop profession rapport with broad cross-section of IC stakeholders, industrial partners, and academic institutions
- Clear understanding of Customer’s mission strategic direction, subordinate components, general stakeholders, and organizational culture
- Be willing to travel up to 20% primarily to locations within the Washington, DC area.
- Well-versed with MS Office suite including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, and Visio.
Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
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.
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