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Space Systems Integration Expert

Job ID: 2404926
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 17, 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

Description

Join a winning team! SAIC is currently hiring a Systems Integration Expert for a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities. To qualify, you must have an active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide day-to-day support to SPO Government Points of Contact (GPOCs) to assure actions are addressed; provide recommendations/products that reflect the best technical and programmatic path for the SPO based on extensive acquisition requirements management experience.
  • Plan and execute on-orbit and ground interface testing in preparation for transition to operations.
  • Provide SPO insight and expertise during enterprise-level test planning and execution.
  • Provide systems engineering interface with the Directorate front office, NRO Directorates and Offices, non-NRO program offices, and user organizations.
  • Develop and coordinate readiness plans for end-to-end testing of satellite systems.
  • Support requirements and test activities across the NRO enterprise and with the development contractors.
  • Support technical and programmatic reviews and meetings, as required.
  • Assist in the development of acquisition strategies to procure spacecraft and test equipment.
  • Coordinate technical evaluations of developer Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), including Basis of Estimate evaluations and recommendations in support of establishing USG cost positions
  • Provide expert advice concerning payload accommodation development.
  • Based on user needs and higher level allocated systems requirements, derive and flow down the error budgets and other requirements to development specifications.
  • Review and coordinate on all changes to specifications, ICDs and system level requirements documentation including the mechanical, thermal, and electrical accommodation of payloads onto the satellite bus.
  • Review developer artifacts including test plans/procedures in support of major design review milestones (e.g. PDR, CDR) and Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs).
  • Participate in spacecraft subsystem FCA/PCA and ensure entry and exit criteria are satisfied, documenting and liens and/or action items as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience
    • Additional years of experience accepted in lieu of degree
  • Basic understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and architectures
  • Experience with ground integration and test
  • Interface Control Document (ICD) and Request for Change (RFC) development experience
  • Experience with coordinating testing across multiple program levels, including between the enterprise and developer
  • Experience in DOD/IC acquisition and program management processes
  • Available to travel domestically 

    Desired Attributes:

    • Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline
    • Previous experience conducting multi-segment test
    • Previous experience developing technical specifications for space systems

    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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