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Optical Payload Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 196323
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 5, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an experienced Payload Systems Engineer for our Chantilly, VA facility.

 

Our major satellite program office is seeking a systems engineer with technical expertise in the area of optical space sensors.  This position requires a breath of knowledge related to systems that involve optical payload subsystems deployed on space vehicles. Specific expertise must include the demonstrated ability to perform and evaluate payload-level engineering trades in the areas of optical instrument performance/design, active line-of- sight stabilization, focal plane array performance, and space-based sensing techniques and challenges.  Relevant experience in requirements development and flow-down required.

 

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

  • Provide primary technical support to the designated government Project Officer.
  • Support the customer in the technical assessment of optical sensor subsystem architecture trades, design trade studies, and performance evaluations, through active participation in multi-disciplinary working groups.
  • Review and analyze subsystem, unit, and interface specifications and subsequent changes for technical correctness, viability and completeness.
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate technical and programmatic impacts resulting from implementation decisions associated with the payload.
  • Evaluate system level requirements and assist the government assessment of how design decisions will impact satisfaction of those requirements.
  • Perform optical and control system modeling/analysis needed to assess sensor subsystem designs and verify performance.
  • Review unit, subsystem and interface analyses to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Support payload activation and characterization as required by the SPO POC.
  • Perform independent analysis and deliver analytic findings to the customer, as requested.
  • Support and assist the customer in oversight of major program development milestones such as System Design Review, Preliminary Design Review, and Critical Design Review.
  • Provide source selection support, technical assessment of contractor proposals and related contract deliverables.
  • Evaluate schedules and resource estimates to perform work.
  • Other duties as specified by SPO Payload POC.

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Qualifications

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • TS/SCI with Poly

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or similar and 14+ years of experience
  • Space Programs
  • Electro Optical Systems
  • Optic systems design

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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