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Mission Management and Project Engineer

Job ID: 1923438
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking Security Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Greenbelt, MD.


The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites.  The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property. 


The candidate will support tasks to provide mission management and project engineering support for the JPSS Ground Segment Project that currently supports JPSS missions including S-NPP, JPSS-1/NOAA‑20, and JPSS-2, as well as to serve the data routine needs of other partner missions such as the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) Meteorological Observation Program (METOP), Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Change Observation Mission–Water 1 (GCOM-W1), and WindSat/Coriolis.  The mission management and project engineering members will provide leadership/coordination between the JPSS Flight and Ground Segment Projects, the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) and the NASA Headquarters Earth Systems Division (ESD), as pertinent, and facilitate coordination with the Common Ground System (CGS) contractor. The candidate will participate in technical meetings and trades associated with the mission(s) and the unique mission requirements.  The mission management members will provide cross cutting communications and ensure information and data exchanges are met to achieve the implementation and subsequent readiness for launch.  Support is to be provided as requested for DOD/USAF Space and Missiles Command (SMC) to support in defining their Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) and future mission needs.  


Additional responsibilities include:

a)   Prepare Ground Segment Project Weekly Reports based on input provided by Project team and subject area leads

b)   Support/Lead the work-off of Project identified issues that require coordination among team/subject area leads

c)   Support Mission Manager(s), as requested by Project, in meeting the mission objectives

d)   Provide Ground Segment Project Risk Board administration

e)   Provide Project technical support as requested.  This may involve a lead role to coordinate with multiple project team/area leads to resolve an issue, or support to another assigned lead.

f)    Support short term special cross-cutting tasks and/or studies as requested

g)   Lead Cross-Integrated Product Team (X-IPT) activities to include assembling agendas and leading weekly (internal & external) X-IPT meetings, and coordinating with the primary ground segment/system development contractor the all-day X-IPT meeting for the Ground Segment Project as part of the monthly Project Management Review (PMR)

h)   Travel to PMR and occasionally to other Project and Program level reviews, estimated to be 10%

I)   Capture, track, and report technical and programmatic actions across the JPSS Ground Segment Project bot internally within the government and externally with development contractors and external activities.

Qualifications

Required Education/Experience:   

A Bachelor’s Degree in meteorology, computer science, or a related science or systems engineering field of study.

·    At least 10 years of relevant experience.

·    Mission systems engineering skills applicable to Earth /weather observing

·    Knowledge of flight/ground system engineering and integration and data analysis tools

·    Task management; strategic mission planning

·    Knowledge of satellite and instrument design, integration and test

·    Strong ability to independently lead and interact with distributed team members and different corporate cultures

·    Knowledge of  launch and mission operations

·    Communication skills to discuss needs and concerns across multiple agencies and organizations


Desired Qualifications

 

-Space mission system engineering (missing & flight system)

-Spacecraft, instrument and satellite data and associated formats

-Weather/Earth Science ground data systems, processing and archiving

-Extensive knowledge of the DoD/SMC/DMSP/JPSS and other weather satellite programs. Specifically, knowledge and practical experience and data application for weather, national intelligence, and space operations

-Security clearance if desired

-Independent review experience (technical and programmatic) for space/weather systems.



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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