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Missile Defense Engineer

Job ID: 2402814
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Modeling/Sim Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Missile Defense Engineer to support the customer in a fast paced environment with simulation-driven assessments and products. Candidate would participate on multidisciplinary study teams and perform the following activities: study planning; model setup and execution; data extraction and analysis.
 
The candidate will be expected to apply M&S tools in order to provide the critical analytic underpinnings and timely insights necessary for informed Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) decision-making. Utilize and develop our M&S tools to support missile defense system engineering activities including: element design, performance evaluation, concept exploration, concept of operations (CONOPs) development, asset siting, adversarial threat sensitivities, countermeasures, and test & evaluation. Candidate will be expected to analyze current and future missile defense architectures and system concepts in all phases of flight. Includes, but not limited to the following: Global Hawk, fourth/fifth generation fighters, and JLENS; ground systems such as C2BMC, GBI, SM3, THAAD, PATRIOT, sensors such as AN/TPY-2, AN/SPY-1, Cobra Dane, UEWRS, Sea Based X Band Radar (SBX), and ballistic threat systems (i.e., SRBM, MRBM, IRBM, ICBM, HGV), with associated countermeasure packages. Candidate will assess Enhanced Kill Vehicles (EKVs), seekers and kill enhancement concepts, and systems to help determine future investment paths. In addition, candidate may conduct performance analyses of real world events, including assessment of sensor viewing, location of mobile missile defense assets, and calculation of the probability of engagement success of threat ballistic missiles, rockets and re-entry vehicles. 
 
SAIC's has been a leader supporting the IAMD community for more than thirty years, beginning with the engineering behind President Reagan's vision of the Strategic Defense Initiative for ballistic missile defense and the OSD/USAF Air Defense Initiative. SAIC's involvement in IAMD covers performance analysis, technology recommendations, advanced sensor concepts, emerging architecture evaluation, and systems engineering/integration. SAIC's M&S tools span the spectrum from very high fidelity engineering tools to perform component assessments to force-on-force level simulations to examine architecture level performance. Our engineering support to the IAMD community includes MDA, JIAMDO, OSD, Services, COCOMs, STRATCOM, and DARPA. Today we are integral members of the team defining and testing the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). 

Qualifications

Requirements:
·    Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college/university in engineering, physical science, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or other STEM fields is required
·    US Citizenship is required
·    Minimum of 5 years of experience in BMDS and/or IAMD
·    Experience in computer programming and best practices

Desired Skills/Experience:
·    A programming background with MATLAB, C++, or Fortran is a plus
·    Knowledge in physics, aerospace engineering, and/or flight dynamics is a plus
·    Knowledge of Linux/Unix commands would be helpful, but not required
·    Knowledge work of radar, signal processing, control theory, and/or optics
·    Experience writing technical briefings and papers would be helpful, but not required
·    Time management skills and able to work in a team

Security Clearance Requirements:
·    Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance is required


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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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 $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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