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Senior Core Avionics Engineer

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Job ID: 2315196
Location: PATUXENT RIVER, MD, United States
Date Posted: Dec 5, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Core Avionics Engineer to provide engineering and program support to the Level 3 Avionics IPT in NAVAIR’s H-60 Multi-Mission Helicopter Program, PMA-299, procuring, integrating, testing and sustaining Communications products for H-60 customers.  Examples of relevant products are MUOS, SATURN/TSV/IW, TTAM, ARC-210 Gen5/6, COMSEC/Crypto management and reviews, and SATCOM. 

This position also supports the government IPTs responsibility for overseeing tasks performed by contracted entities and outside agencies.  This position functionally reports to the Level 3 IPT lead, platform Class Desk and Chief Engineer via the Level 3 IPT lead.  The Level 3 IPT Lead assigns daily systems tasking. 

The selected applicant will collect, complete, organize and interpret engineering technical data relating to aircraft communications systems, acquisition and product programs.  Performs various engineering tasks related to the development, operation, evaluation, and improvement of communications systems supportability and/or maintainability programs and product technical evaluation and identification of communications system program and engineering requirements and resources. Collects, compiles, analyzes, investigates, researches, or applies systems engineering data and information. 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in recurring IPT status meetings providing engineering recommendations and technical evaluation of topics under discussion.
  • Participate in contractor led Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETR) of new development product designs, and in Technical Information Meetings as the IPTL’s engineering representative.
  • Facilitates IPT reviews of vendor recommended/proposed Engineering Change Proposals and resulting technical directives.
  • Coordinates engineering data consolidation in support of Interim Flight Clearance requirements and facilitates their review by NAVAIR Technical Area Experts (TAEs).
  • Conducts government level review of vendor specification documents ensuring compliance with government and industry standards.
  • Conducts government level review of vendor Notice of Quality Escapement for out-of-specification impacts to aircraft and systems operation, provides recommendations for waiver or variance status.
  • Participates and provides technical input to engineering investigations into root cause analysis for equipment failures.
  • Responds to action items assigned by IPT lead or Engineering leadership relative to platform Communications work.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • ACTIVE Interim Secret security clearance.
  • Electrical Engineering Degree with five (5) years focused communications systems engineering, systems architecture and design.
  • Completion of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Courseware in the Level I & II Engineering Core Certification Standard Curriculum is required. (DAWIA certification is not applicable).
  • Demonstrate comprehension and experience in Communications Systems development and Integration tasks, systems engineering concepts, with a working knowledge of roles, responsibilities and functional application of the NAVAIR Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) and Interim and Permanent Flight Clearance Airworthiness processes.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Completion of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) or Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) certification is a very significant plus.
  • Documented experience in writing and evaluation engineering technical papers (white papers, point papers, etc.)
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Prior military or civilian exposure to the NAVAIR command structure.
  • Prior understanding of principles and structure of military aircraft.
  • Prior civilian or military aviation background (operator or maintainer) with Communications Systems, on H-60 Romeo's, will significantly aid in performing the duties for this role.

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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