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Space Protection Data Mission Engineer

Job ID: 2316746
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 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

Are you looking to solve novel and complex problems?  Are you a talented and hard-working professional who aspires to shape space protection and defense doctrine and guide delivery of cutting edge technical solutions? 

If you are up to the challenge, SAIC is seeking energetic individuals with a strong desire to enhance space resiliency.  This position provides Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) support to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), offering unparalleled insight into an emerging mission area and opportunities to secure our nation’s space enterprise.

SAIC has a funded need for a Space Protection Data Mission Engineer to fill a key position supporting a Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer charged will delivering solutions across a range of rapidly expanding and complex space and ground system initiatives.

The Space Protection Data Mission Engineer is a member of a team of high-performing mission and system engineers directly supporting the Government to define, develop, and evolve a state-of-the-art ground software system. This position serves on-site with the Government customer located in Chantilly, VA. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Primary data systems subject matter expert support for the customer system data layer solution owner
  • Elicit system data layer capability needs and dependencies from teams developing mission applications
  • Manage the generation, maintenance, and coordination of system data layer requirements with the Government and stakeholders
  • Lead the coordination and integration of multiple Department of Defense (DoD) and IC external data sources
  • Participate in trade studies, evaluate developer solutions, and guide system data layer development activities

Qualifications

 Required Qualifications: 

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • Bachelors and 9+ years’ experience in space systems, software development, data analysis, or other engineering domains; OR Masters and 7 (experience will be considered in lieu of degree)
  • Understand and articulate the trade-offs between data management architectures and technologies (e.g. MQ vs. Kafka)
  • Experience engineering, managing, and evaluating data layer solutions
  • Knowledge of modern agile software development principles

 Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience supporting the NRO
  • Experience engineering Space Situational Awareness, Space Domain Awareness, or other Intelligence missions
  • Experience authoring interface control documents or application programming interfaces
  • Experience applying modern software development principles to IC, DoD, or commercial programs

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 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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