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Ground Systems Engineer

Job ID: 194143
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

Make a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated professionals in El Segundo, CA who assist the US Air Force in developing and deploying the next generation of satellites and ground systems for missile warning (MW) and space-based environmental monitoring (SBEM).  These systems alert senior military officials when missile launches occur around the globe, as well as enable global naval vessel and troop movements by providing mission-critical weather data to ensure safe passage.  Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Ground Systems Engineer with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) ground systems. Candidate will provide critical ground systems engineering and integration expertise in support of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) SBEM and MW programs.  This individual will provide support to development of a service-based future ground open architecture framework that enables the delivery of Future Operational Resilient Ground Evolution (FORGE) and SBEM mission capabilities. Candidate should have experience with system acquisition, systems engineering lifecycle, architecture, operations concepts, requirements and interface development and maturation for space and ground systems.  Major duties of the position include:

  • Ensuring effective integration of space, ground, operations, and data exploitation activities and products; hardware and software, and all other aspects of systems and organizations across the SMC Enterprise.

  • Coordinating ground integration requirements for program of record, future ground, and acquisition planning elements across the SMC Enterprise.

  • Applying lessons learned from managing similar open system architecture ground system efforts to ensure successful planning, development, production, transition to operations, and sustainment of multiple ground system efforts.

  • Providing architecture, operations concept, requirements and interface control documentation support for space and ground systems from early acquisition through operations and sustainment.

  • Evaluating contractor architectures, operations concepts, specifications and interface products for completeness and suitability.  

  • Managing interdependencies, identifying disconnects between current and future architectures, requirements and interfaces, conducting system trades to resolve interface issues

  • Collaborating with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Air Force.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Science or Engineering.

  • 8+ Years of demonstrated system engineering experience with space, ground, operations and sustainment segments of DoD or NRO programs with a proven delivery record.

  • Experience with open architecture ground system development efforts throughout a systems engineering lifecycle.

  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment, with space and/or ground systems.

  • Experience with ground system requirements and interface management, risk management, change boards and change board environment.

  • Experience providing technical analyses, architecture trade-studies, and program management support to a government customer.

  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams.


Desired Qualifications

 
  • Advanced degree in Math, Science or Engineering.

  • OPIR and SBEM Mission experience is highly desirable.

  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience using Sparx Enterprise Architect or other comparable tools.

  • Experience with cloud computing.

  • Active TS/SCI Highly Desired




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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