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Force Design Space Capabilities and Integration Subject Matter Expert (SME)

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Job ID: 2401440
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Feb 21, 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


The qualified applicant will support the Space Warfighting Analysis Center’s (SWAC) Force Design Integration Office (FDIO) Joint Integration Division in the National Capital Region with anticipated travel in support of the SWAC’s priorities.  The Sr. Principal Force Design (FD) Space Capabilities and Integration Systems Engineer applicant will support SWAC efforts in developing FD recommendations for space systems to meet joint warfighting needs.  This includes ensuring strategic guidance, joint needs, operational scenarios, and operating concepts are integrated into SWAC analysis at multiple classification levels.  Additionally, the qualified candidate will support USSF decisions for resourcing, policy and requirements development, acquisitions, and operational planning based on FD recommendations.  The applicant must have a technical depth and breadth of all space capabilities with an understanding of complex analysis and industry capabilities and best practices and must be capable of translating USSF capabilities into the joint context to allow for joint integration. 



  • Interface with Air and Space Staff and USSF Field Commands
  •  Articulate technical FD recommendations to USSF and joint communities.
  •  Support transition of FD recommendations into USSF and joint Requirements documents, foster       through joint approval process, and provide a technical basis for acquisition strategy    development.
  •  Engage joint community to understand, document, and maintain operational needs & requirements for ingestion into FD analysis.
  •  Support development of investment priorities based on FD recommendations and integration into annual USSF Program Objective Memorandum (POM) budget.
  •   Assist in the set up and execution of Force Design forums.
  •   Capture and recommend force design dependencies and opportunities (joint, intelligence community, industry, international and other government organizations)
  •    Support high-visibility capability efforts (ex. SECAF’s Operational Imperatives) Maintain OSD scenarios and joint force design drivers.


Experience required/desired:

  •     STEM bachelor’s degree (STEM master’s degree desired) with (14) fourteen years of experience, or (12) twelve or more experience
  •     Strong technical background
  •     10+ years space operations or space acquisition experience
  •     4+ years Joint operational planning, integration, or requirements development experience (desired)
  •    5+ years of commercial/civil space experience (desired)
  •     Experience with space design and/or architecture development including satellite ground systems.
  •     Experience with and knowledge of DoD, IC, and commercial satellite systems
  •    School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS) or Space Weapons School Graduate (desired)
  •   Experience working in SCI/SAP environment (highly desired)
  •   Must have Top Secret, SCI and Special Access Required eligibility (required)
  •   Current CI Poly

To successfully execute the above duties & responsibilities, the applicant should have soft skills such as:

  •    Ability to quickly create decision quality materials for senior leaders.
  •    Understand complex technical issues and produce recommendations for a wide audience.
  •    Apply critical thinking in complex and dynamic organizational environments. 
  •    Have strong communication skills (technical writing, developing presentations, briefing, etc.)

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.


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