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R&D Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2400275
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % 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

SAIC is seeking a R&D System Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) working in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for research and development (R&D) of technologies as well as technology maturation required prior to acquiring national security-related space-based systems. This position is an opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to state-of-the-art technologies to advance and bring new mission capabilities to National Space Programs. You will provide programmatic and technical support to an IC customer responsible for maturation of SIGINT technologies, which span the spectrum from applied research to demonstrated capabilities suitable for transition into system program baselines and advanced future systems. These efforts will influence the next generation of SIGINT space systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide programmatic and technical support to customer leaders and staff as part of a small SETA team. Plan and execute technology maturation through the R&D lifecycle
  • Translate architecture needs into detailed system and subsystem needs and technical requirements
  • Provide technical and theoretical assessment of prospective SIGINT technologies to IC and DoD customers
  •  Work closely with the IC customer supporting all phases of the acquisition process to include Broad Agency Announcement Area of Interest, Requests for Proposal, Statements of Work, Requirements, Contract Data Requirements Lists and other required solicitation/contract documents.
  • Support source selection activities and review proposals as a technical advisor
  • Assist the IC customer with the oversight of technology development contracts and develop status briefings for government and industry
  • Interact with outside organizations such as DoD, NASA, National Labs, and Universities to coordinate activities for maximum effect
  • Assist with program management decisions, to include funding, within programs across fiscal years and portfolios
  • Provide identification, assessment, and resolution of risks during the acquisition phase and during program execution.
  • Work with the IC customer to advance resiliency activities/initiatives in SIGINT technology

Qualifications

  •  Active TS/SCI clearance with Poly
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Math or related discipline with 5 years related experience, Master’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Math or related discipline with 3 years related experience
  •  Knowledge of SIGINT technologies
  • Experience with the IC acquisition process
  • Knowledge of leading edge technologies in SIGINT, such as: wideband receiver architectures, digital signal processing, phased arrays, payload testing & characterization, and/or networking hardware and protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
  • Effective interpersonal skills and strong presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to express detailed technical concepts in a high level (senior staff level) briefing language
  • Aptitude for Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) work on site with the customer
  • R&D project experience
  • Excellent skills in MS Office applications

    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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