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Space Protection Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2408075
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 12, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
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 has an opening for a Space Protection Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory (SETA) services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. This position supports a Systems Program Office (SPO) in developing next-generation space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.

The Space Protection Systems Engineer will perform technical planning for the acquisition of ground system capabilities that advance an agency’s space resiliency posture. The Space Protection Systems Engineer is a member of a team of SMEs that work with other SPOs to develop technical plans and requirements to acquire, integrate and field ground software systems to protect space-based assets. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the SPO’s representative technical expert in reviewing and improving architectures, interface control documents (ICDs), and requirements that convey the ground system needs
  • Is a Space Protection subject matter expert (SME) that understands the systems and interfaces necessary to satisfy mission requirements
  • Coordinates with other IC and DoD program offices to identify and implement partnership opportunities
  • Develops and presents briefings to technical boards to guide the SPO through the engineering and acquisition trade space
  • Represents the SPO as a technical SME during agency and mission partner coordination activities
  • Supports Contracting Office Technical Representatives (COTRs) and software developers in understanding, refining, and implementing software system designs
  • Develops, coordinates (with other SPOs), and maintains Concepts of Operation (CONOPs) and other supporting documentation that define mission needs
  • Coordinates the development of tools and techniques to analyze current and historical patterns of the behaviors of on-orbit systems and their trends, in order to indicate changes in their operations

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors and 14 years or more experience; OR Masters and 12 years or more experience; OR PhD and 9 or more experience
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with Polygraph
  • Exceptional communication and coordination skills
  • Interest and ability to work is a fast-pace and dynamic work environment
  • Experience in space systems activities and operations
  • Knowledge of IC and DoD space systems
  • Experience in and desire to perform duties related to Government System Engineering disciplines, including requirements, readiness, and test

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in and knowledge of space domain awareness
  • 2+ years supporting a space or ground system program office
  • Knowledge of ground systems that support space-based systems
  • Familiarity with Agile software development
  • Familiarity with ephemeris data and orbital mechanics
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) practices and tools

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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