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Optical Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2315452
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 17, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
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

Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is currently hiring for a customer within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.    

 

SAIC is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with NRO experience to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer.  

 

This position supports a System Program Office (SPO) in a technical capacity for planning, execution, monitoring, and oversight of system development and acquisitions that advance the NRO’s space resiliency posture. 

 

The systems engineer will join a team of on-site SETAs with responsibilities that may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead program through the Systems Engineering process
  • Communicate across organizational boundaries
  • Participate in the development, management, and assessment of program acquisition/engineering documentation
  • Review system level requirements and concepts of operation
  • Assess impacts of changes to functional/system/enterprise requirements on the architecture, interfaces, and verification/validation plans
  • Oversee system verification and validation process
  • Develop products in support of system level requirements and interface specifications for IC systems to leadership
  • Participate in technical interchange meetings between developers and the COTR

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in systems / aeronautical / mechanical engineering, or scientific/technical discipline with at least 9 or more years of relevant experience OR Master’s degree in systems / aeronautical / mechanical engineering, or scientific/technical discipline with at least 7 years or more relevant experience. 
  • Knowledge of optical system design, analysis, manufacture and test
  • Experience with IC systems engineering process
  • Effective communication, coordination, and customer engagement skills. 
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and team environment

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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