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Ground System Software Engineer

Job ID: 2404832
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 17, 2024
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 is looking for a Ground Systems Software Engineer to be an integral participant in satellite ground system command and control software requirements development, design analysis, coding, and verification. The member will be an integral participant in satellite ground system command and control requirements development, design analysis, production, and verification.  Key areas of focus include ground system full life cycle software procurement from requirements identification and development through system test, sell-off delivery, and installation at operating location.  Requires an understanding of computer architectures from both hardware and software perspectives in order to provide analysis and recommendations for ground command and control operations and maintenance and ground system network long-term supportability.  Track ground system software development issues and upcoming events – provide status updates to the customer as needed.  Identify and assess emerging risks and develop & evaluate proposed burn-down plans.  Review developer’s readiness to proceed into factory and site test and evaluation.

 

Job Duties include:

  • Provide advice/analysis on ground systems software requirements, design, development, integration, test, deployment, and operations support for the ground system’s command and control, including retrieval of telemetry and mission data from the spacecraft
  • Support the development of architecture, CONOPS, requirements, standards, and roadmaps for open software frameworks and applications
  • Support integration and test activities for incorporating multiple modular command and control capabilities into a common framework
  • Support tasks required for end-to-end mission closure, including analyses (e.g. constellation modeling, data and dissemination, timing, orbit determination, network architecture) and calibration activities
  • Develop productive relationships with development contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft, payload, and ground subject matter experts
  • Advise and mentor customer personnel regarding command and control system
  • Represent the government at developer lead release and sprint planning events; ensuring that the government and stakeholder needs are prioritized
  • Engage with Agile Development teams to assess implementation and execution

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • TS/SCI with poly
    • BS in computer science/engineering, or related technical field
    • 9+ years of software domain experience with a BS degree or 7+ years of software domain experience with an MS degree
    •      Experience with Agile development programs
    •      Working knowledge of planning, scheduling and mission management systems
    •      Self-starter with ability to execute job based on limited guidance/information
    •      Ability to distill complex problems into digestible structures/formats
    •      Flexibility and Time Management - Ability to work efficiently in a dynamic environment with constantly shifting priorities and needs
    •      Effective Communicator - convey information to multiple audiences across all levels of Customer and Corporate management
    •      Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills

    Desired Qualifications

    • 14+ years of software domain experience with a BS degree or 12+ years of software domain experience with an MS degree
    •      Experience with planning, scheduling and mission management systems
    •      Working knowledge of cloud-based software development
    •      Working knowledge of DevSecOps practices
    •      Agile certification
    •      Working knowledge of the operations of SIGINT and associated scheduling, tasking and/or mission management functions
    •      Working knowledge of SIGINT mission user needs and operational environments
    •      Experience working within or closely with Acquisition Offices; SETA and/or SE&I experience
    •      Prior ground system experience in on a satellite program (DoD/IC/Commercial)
    •      Specific IC Customer experience

    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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