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Optical Engineer

Job ID: 2402208
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
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’s National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is currently seeking a Optical Engineer for a customer within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA. The Optical Engineer works with other government and contractor team members in a challenging work environment supporting the NRO acquisitions lifecycle and systems engineering & integration, while delivering mission excellence to programs of national importance. The position will be responsible for the performance of technical analysis of advanced optical systems, sensors, and image processing techniques for multiple phenomenologies; and the performance of high-level technology and CONOP trades for future systems. The position will also conduct system-level analysis of concepts; work on new space systems; and plan, execute and evaluate experiments.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work in a collaborative team environment studying and analyzing a wide variety of problems in the Space domain
  • Optimize pre-increment planning and iterative integration demos 
  • Assess developer performance by analyzing contract deliverables for demonstrations and oversee testing for achieving pertinent objectives
  • Identify risks and provide unique courses of action to solve complex technical problems
  • Review contractor submissions for technical accuracy and provide government personnel detailed critical analysis

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor Degree in physics, engineering, or other discipline related to optics or imaging science 
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with ability to obtain Polygraph
  • Possess the ability to communicate, coordinate, and engage customer independently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and small team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to operate successfully as a team-member
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and accuracy both verbally and written
  • Demonstrate familiarity in the functional mission areas and key intelligence issues

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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