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Principal Systems Engineer SME

Job ID: 194700
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 19, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in space qualified hardware and software to provide advice and expertise to a Government customer as the in-plant representative at a key subcontractor facility.  The position requires a candidate with extensive experience in technical program management and systems engineering of space mission payloads. The candidate will interact and coordinate daily with Government stakeholders, as well as the prime contractor that oversees the work being performed at this subcontractor facility.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication and team skills. In addition, the candidate will be expected to continually balance and adjust work priorities to meet short term work suspense and rapidly evolving customer needs.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides program management and systems engineering expertise to monitor all hardware and software activities of the design, test, qualification, and production of space qualified mission payloads
  • Assess program design and viability from a technical, and technical execution perspective
  • Possess and maintain specialized knowledge and technical expertise in space system design and space systems engineering
  • Apply engineering principles and techniques to identify and manage system design risks and verifies that sound risk mitigation for space systems is adequately managed.  Requires coordination of contractor and Government activities and oversight of contractor, and sub-contractor efforts throughout the system life-cycle. 

 

 

Qualifications

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a current background investigation within 5 years and with willingness to consent to a polygraph examination.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:


    • CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:


      • An active TS/SCI clearance with a current background investigation within 5 years and willingness to consent to a polygraph examination


      REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:


      • Technical BS Degree
      • 12+ years of experience in technical program management and systems engineering of space systems
      • Be capable of providing technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and meeting mission requirements traceability
      • Be capable of evaluating design solutions and mission impacts
      • Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division program office management to accomplish projects for the government program office
      • Must be able to work independently.


      DESIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:


      • Technical master’s degree
      • System Engineering experience
      • Principal Systems Engineer SME

      Prior experience with national space systems





Desired Qualifications

 

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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