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Payload COMSEC Engineer

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Job ID: 196329
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 Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking to hire a Payload COMSEC Engineer in Chantilly, VA The position requires an engineer with technical expertise in COMSEC design. This person will work part-time with PEB, part time with SE&I. The selected candidate will be an integral participant in COMSEC trades, subsystem design, performance analysis and hardware/software development and certification. 


Key areas of focus include COMSEC implementation trades, performance predictions and/or evaluations, system impact evaluations, security planning and certification.


The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer:

 

  • Support the customer in the oversight of the design, integration, test and certification of COMSEC subsystems
  • Provide expert advice and coordination concerning COMSEC equipment for satellite and ground interaction
  • Assess feasibility of new digital insertions and digital functionality enhancements
  • Review and coordinate on changes to specifications, lCDs and system level requirements documentation pertaining to the functionality and accommodation of COMSEC hardware onto the satellite bus
  • Review COMSEC specifications for accuracy and ensure documentation is complete and accurate
  • Review drawings, documents and procedures for COMSEC design, manufacturing, integration, security, program planning and execution: provide comments to the contractor and/or government
  • Track development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events and provide weekly status updates to the customer
  • Develop COMSEC models for performance evaluations and predictions as required
  • Attend ground and payload level design reviews and program management reviews to assess COMSEC design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the USG
  • ldentífy and assess emerging risks; develop and evaluate proposed burn-down plans
  • Review prime contractor readiness to proceed into COMSEC certification, manufacturing and test
  • Provide expert advice/analysis on interface considerations for new COMSEC developments
  • Coordinate with payload subsystem leads, branch chiefs and division chiefs both within S&L and outward to SE&I/AP and
  • CCD in support of new payload and payload subsystem initiatives
  • Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test as required by the customer
  • Attend Payload Engineering branch meetings as appropriate at the request of the customer to coordinate support activities
  • Provide technical evaluation of payload efforts in contractor Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)
  • Attend contractor milestone reviews (e.g. PDR, CDR, pre-test, pre-ship and other meetings) to provide technically based recommendations regarding satisfaction of COMSEC related review entrance and exit criteria
  • Provide support to factory integration and test activities as required
  • Develop productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other subject matter experts
  • Advise and mentor USG Payload and CCD subsystem personnel regarding COMSEC subsystem design elements


 

 

 

Qualifications

  • Must currently possess an active TS/SCI + CI polygraph
  • Associates degree and 15+ years of experience, OR Bachelor’s degree and 9+ years of related experience
  • Education and experience with spacecraft digital design, manufacture, and test
  • Basic understanding of DOD/lC satellite systems and architectures
  • Experience in DOD/IC acquisition and program management processes
  • Available to travel domestically

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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