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Systems Engineer Principal

Job ID: 446648
Location: HERNDON, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 9, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

Summary

SAIC has an opportunity for a Ground System Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program.  This position provides subject matter expertise to customers in ground system design, architecture development, cloud application development, and system testing. This position will provide analytic insight to system design and performance issues and recommend mitigation approaches, to include:  hardware solutions, software solutions, and modification of operating procedures.  The successful applicant will work to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and technically challenging work.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Oversee the implementation of a hybrid architecture that includes Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) elements as well as cloud-based applications

 

  • Provide technical insight across the system, including aspects of operational planning, command and control, and data processing

 

  • Make recommendations on service layer interaction including use of Information Sharing Framework (ISF) and Ozone Widget Framework (OWF)

 

  • Evaluate proposed system changes, especially those that happen late in the development cycle, and make recommendations on path forward

 

  • Review evolving system architectures, analyze requirements flow down, propose verification methodologies, and help refine CONOPS

 

  • Research cloud-based technologies and application transition strategies to inform future architecture decisions.

 

  • Review development contractor’s documents and procedures, requirements flow down, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success

 

  • Review program for high risk areas and recommend mitigation approaches

 

  • Collaborate with SETA team members, development contractors, and customer forums

 

  • Effectively communicate and interface with engineers from various contractors and government organizations; prepare and present briefings to customer on technical topics when requested

 

  • Participate as a reviewer in working groups, engineering review boards, design reviews, test readiness reviews, operational readiness reviews, etc.

 

  • Conduct technical research and summarize findings

 

  • Refine and develop measures of effectiveness, improvements to system environments, and creation of new procedures to support all facets of testing and operations

 

  • Conduct user outreach and research new system operation techniques to solve hard problems

 

 

 

 



Qualifications



Required Qualifications


  • Top Secret/SCI clearance with CI Poly


  • Ability to identify system impacts and pitfalls associated with operational systems to include:  mission planning and scheduling systems, command, control and communications systems, and data processing systems
  • Program lifecycle experience from concept development and design to deployment and operational maintenance
  • Experience in operational readiness, rehearsals, and system testing
  • Experience across multiple engineering disciplines to include:  systems engineering, software development, and integration and test
  • Experience with requirements development, interface control documentation, technical specification review, architecture and CONOPS development
  • Experience in mission operations environment – ops tempo, performance characterization, utility analysis, system calibrations
  • Experience with mission integration, data processing, external interface management, and system operations.
  • Experience with MATLAB, UNIX based scripting, and/or C++ programming
  • Experience with design of multi- variable experiments and related statistical data analysis
  • Experience with system performance prediction modeling and metrics


  • Polished communicator, technical topics readily understood by all stakeholders. Strong documentation skills, a superior technical writer


  • Familiarity with SOA and machine- to-machine messaging
  • Familiarity with commercial database management and virtualization software such as Oracle and VMware
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project


Education/Experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field


  • 5+ years of related engineering experience in operational systems


Desired Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field

  • Experience in operational environments

  • Familiarity with AWS or C2S DevOps


  • Industry certifications (e.g. PMP, CSEP, AWS, etc.)


 





Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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