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Optical Payload Systems Engineer

Job ID: 196323
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2019
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 Teleworking: 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 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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