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Ground Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2401378
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an experienced ground communications Ground Systems Engineer to provide expert advice to senior Government leadership regarding technical and programmatic strategies to operate, sustain, and upgrade an existing ground-based space system that is within the portfolio of the United States Space Force's Program Executive Office for Space Domain Aware and Combat Power. You will play a crucial role in providing recommendations translating mission needs into an actionable architecture. This position is on the Horizon 2 contract, based in El Segundo, CA.

Your primary responsibilities will involve performing activities to develop and implement an advanced Ground Segment, including: concept of operations formulation; requirements definition, analysis and engineering; system architecting; system analysis and design; development of interface and data architecture; validation and verification; systems integration; system and network operations performance analysis; lifecycle cost analysis and estimation; decision analysis; and physical configuration analysis. You will need to have in-depth experience with DoD program acquisition processes and documentation. You will interact and coordinate daily with numerous stakeholders (Program Managers, Contracting Officers, System Engineers, and external/partner organizations). 

Fun stuff you will do on the job:

  • Support various systems architecting and engineering activities such as system requirements definition, design, interface management, data architecture development, verification and validation, integration, performance analysis, lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis, and physical configuration assessments
  • Manage technical and interface requirements and their verification
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Support development of system engineering items such as CONOPs, requirements definitions (or features, themes, epics), system testing, algorithm document review, and interfaces to other application development efforts
  • Support the development and refinement of acquisition strategies as well as identifying program execution issues and provide recommendations when possible

Qualifications

This Is You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 9 years of relevant experience (4 years of additional experience may be used in lieu of degree) with:
    • Technical program management experience
    • Software Systems Engineering, Design, and Architecture Development
  • Must have an in-scope security background investigation (T5 or SSBI), adjudicated for SCI eligibility and enrolled in the Continuous Evaluation program (if applicable)
  • Must be willing to be nominated for access to Sensitive Compartment Information and Special Access Programs and willing to consent to a Polygraph examination

You will wow us even more if you have experience with the following:

  • A Master’s Degree with and technical pursuit  
  • Professional Certifications such as INCOSE CSEP, PMI PMP, etc.
  • Experience with government acquisitions of major weapons systems
  • Experience with Space Systems within the Space Control mission area

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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