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Expert Sensor Engineer

Job ID: 195780
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 9, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

 

SAIC has a new opportunity for a Sensor Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. This position will provide subject matter expertise to customers in remote sensing technology development, sensor-specific subsystem development, and new concept development. The successful applicant will work to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and technically challenging work. Qualified candidates must possess a TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

 

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team

  • Provide technical insight to sensor development

  • Make recommendations on component selection and packaging for low-SWAP (Space, Weight, and Power) systems, designed for stressing environments

  • Research state-of-the-art component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities

  • Evaluate concept designs and system integration strategies

  • Author system level requirements and coordinate proper decomposition to lower level requirements

  • Review development contractor’s documents and procedures, requirements flowdown, 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

  • Conduct modeling and simulation exercises as needed

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

  • Investigate innovative and emerging technologies to incorporate into analysis

  • 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 concept designs to solve hard problems

 

Qualifications



Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:


  • Master of Science Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics, Doctor of Philosophy Degree preferred

  • 15+ years of related engineering experience in remote sensing systems

  • Experience across multiple types of sensors (e.g. acoustic, radio-frequency (RF), sonar, radar, ladar, lidar, electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), multi-spectral (MSI), hyperspectral (HSI), other unique concepts)

  • Experience with sensor development, specifically systems that require low-SWAP components and operation in stressing environments (e.g. high structural loads, wide variance in thermal loading, etc.)

  • Experience in concept development, requirements definition, and trade studies for innovative new systems

  • Experience with multiple types of platforms

  • Desired experience with sensor integration

  • Familiarity with system modeling

  • Familiarity with MATLAB, UNIX based scripting, and/or C++ programming.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working proficiency using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project

  • TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required



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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