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Space Protection Payload Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2407460
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 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 is seeking a Space Protection Payload Sr. Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer for a complex space and ground efforts as part of an exciting and innovative set of programs. 

The Space Protection Payload Sr. Systems Engineer supports a USG System Program Office (SPO) in a technical capacity for engineering and integration of the key payload for a Major System Acquisition program within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). As an individual contributor and an integral team member, this individual works with high-performing systems engineers and acquisition specialists during the assembly, integration and testing (AI&T) of the current payload and leads a small team developing requirements for the next generation payload.

Specifically, the Space Protection Payload Sr. Systems Engineer will serve onsite with USG and other contractor personnel delivering Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SEIT) expertise to include the following functions:

  • Oversee the commercial developer build, test and delivery of the current design protection payload and assess compliance with statement of work and requirements
  • Provide technical review and advisory support on feasibility, development, acquisition, and operation of innovative technologies for future architectures, systems, capabilities, and performance  
  • Integrate across multiple projects to ensure balanced and unified USG customer portfolio organized around future objective enterprise architecture and strategic vision  
  • Define acquisition strategies and project plans, project life cycle plans, and associated schedules for the next generation payload and contribute to overall system effort
  • Define and document program level systems engineering process and integrate with enterprise level end to end systems engineering process
  • Identify, track, and resolve life cycle risks, issues, and opportunities for current and future build  
  • Create integration, verification, validation, and test strategies and plans  
  • Define mission assurance strategies and plans. Capture and document lessons learned  
  • Write technical performance measurement plans and conduct performance assessments. Develop Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Key Performance Parameters, and Technical Performance Measures to help quantify project and mission success  

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors and 9 years of relevant experience; OR Masters and 7 years of relevant experience 
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • 5 or more years of Spacecraft systems engineering experience with integration and test experience
  • Creative problem-solving and analytical skills  
  • Quality communication skills supporting written reports, group discussion, and oral briefings. High quality writing skills
  • Basic knowledge in application of SEIT methods to satellite, launch, and ground systems  
  • Basic knowledge of acquisition and source selection policies and processes of USG  

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Electrical, Software, or Computer Engineering
  • Experience with multiple satellite programs and satellite System Engineering Integration and Test
  • Experience in RADAR system operations, waveform usage and processing
  • Experience in RF systems design, specifications, development, manufacturing, and test
  • Experience with full lifecycle satellite engineering activities/milestones, satellite integration and test, and Launch and Initialization (L&I) activities
  • Current NRO-adjudicated clearance

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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