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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, Horizon 2

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Job ID: 195304
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2020
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

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SAIC is seeking a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Space Control Systems Engineering to provide advice and expertise to the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SMC/SY).  SMC/SY equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. It directs the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space-superiority capabilities of the highest national priority.  The position requires a candidate with extensive experience in technical programs, technical program management, and systems engineering of large scale space and ground systems and/or new start technical demonstration space and ground systems. The position requires a candidate with in-depth experience with DoD program acquisition processes and systems engineering for space control projects and programs.  The candidate will interact and coordinate daily with numerous stakeholders (Air Force acquisition senior leadership, Program Managers, and external organizations).  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 systems engineering expertise to integrate space control architectures and capabilities across the SMC/SY portfolio
  • 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. 
  • Analyze program requirements and provide recommendations to Division Chief and Program Managers on integrating family of systems and systems of systems architectures
  • Provide expert advice to the Program Manager and Senior Air Force Leadership regarding acquisition strategies • Provide technical expertise to Division Chief and Program Managers 
  • Perform technical and programmatic assessments of contractor solutions
  • Support design reviews and milestone reviews to assess progress, risks and issues, and the ability to achieve mission requirements.

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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:

  • BS Degree- Engineering.
  • MS Degree – Systems Engineering.
  • 18+ years of experience in technical program management and systems engineering within the Air Force community.
  • 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 assess architecture analysis.
  • 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:

  • 21+ years of experience in technical program management and systems engineering within the Air Force community. 
  • System Engineering experience
  • Space Control mission area experience 
  • PMP Certification
  • Prior Military Service
  • Background in a technical discipline, engineering, and/or systems engineering.

For more information about how through Space Superiority SAIC is supporting the Warfighters click here. 

Desired Qualifications

 

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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