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Space Protection Operations Engineer

Job ID: 2400899
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 has a funded need for a Space Protection Operations Engineer to fill a key position supporting a Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer charged with delivering solutions across a range of rapidly expanding and complex space and ground system initiatives. The Space Protection Operations Engineer is a member of a team of high-performing mission, operations, and system engineers directly supporting the Government to develop, deploy, 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 subject matter expert for space protection mission operations support to mission managers and deployment engineers
  • Elicit system capability needs and user interface/experience (UI/UX) preferences from operational users
  • Collaborate with software developers to inform/guide mission application enhancements
  • Manage the transition of new capabilities and software deliveries to operations
  • Lead the review and coordination of system documentation and training materials
  • Evaluate developer solutions, guide software deployment activities, and assess software patches/fixes

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree and nine (9) years’ experience in space system operations, software deployment, or other space-related engineering or operations domains; OR Master’s degree and seven (7) years’ experience (additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
  • Experience transitioning new capabilities/software deployments to operations in a 24/7 operations center and managing mission operations opportunities, challenges, and risks
  • Experience in space mission operations
  • Knowledge of agile software development principles

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting the NRO
  • Experience with Space Domain Awareness
  • Experience authoring operator-related or software deployment documentation
  • Experience applying software deployment principles within 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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