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Principal Systems Engineer - Quantum Technologies

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Job ID: 1927459
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 27, 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: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer with a background in Quantum Computing, Networking, emerging Quantum technologies, sensors, and atomic clocks to support the Assistant Director, Quantum Science within the Office of Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Research & Technology).  Job duties include:

  • Assist in providing support for management oversight, drafting policy guidance, and coordinating budget and Congressional Special Interest Items.
  • Participate in DoD and non-DoD Services/Agencies program reviews.
  • Assist in the assembly, writing, editing, and coordination of the report to Congress required under Section 234 NDAA FY19. This work includes drafting guidance memos, support for DoD-wide coordination, data-calls, data collection and analysis.
  • Develop budget/financial documents, such as Funding Plans, Sub-allocation letters, and standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in development and preparation of strategic research plans.
  • Assist in goal setting for quantum science within OSD and track assessment of progress toward established goals.
  • Assist in preparing for meetings and workshops, to include coordination of calendars of senior DoD personnel; preparation of announcements, agendas, read-ahead documents, meeting minutes, and technical briefing materials; management of logistics, travel arrangements, foreign visit requests, and meeting-facility support; administration of action items; and preparation of summary evaluations.
  • Maintain broad situational awareness of research and development efforts involving quantum science program areas.
  • Assist in development and review of information papers and reports, such as weekly reports, information papers, action memoranda, emails, and other documents.
  • Participate in various working group meetings, provide meeting minutes/action items, and produce draft responses on the action items/tasks.
  • Provide administrative support for research business policy and procedures, such as DoD/Interagency policy, Federal Initiatives, and International collaborations related policy.
  • Provide analysis to Office of USD(R&E) leadership in areas such as: research funding of DoD Labs, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), OSD and Services S&T initiatives, Federal quantum science S&T policy, and Combatant Command engagements.
  • Provide support to AD, Quantum Science at international programs discussions/meetings, such as US-UK S&T Stocktake, The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP), and other bilateral programs, to include preparation of TOR, Data/Information Exchange Agreements, and other program related documents.
  • Interact with contracting offices to facilitate open issues in contracting, technology, and budgeting to include approval of work plans and public release documents.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in physics, mechanical engineering, information technology, computer science, electrical engineering, software engineering, mathematics, or other science and technology related subjects is required.
  • Bachelor’s plus 9 years of experience, Master’s plus 7 years of experience
  • Minimum of a TOP SECRET security clearance with SCI. An exceptionally qualified candidate with SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance, with the ability to qualify and maintain an SCI clearance may be considered.
  • Proficiency in technical research.
  • In-depth knowledge of PPBE process and Information Systems and Cyber Security, and technical writing.
  • Excellent communication skills, unstructured verbal interactions, briefings, and meeting moderation; and ability to work independently with both junior and senior staff in a distributed environment while maintaining a strong commitment to deliverable schedule.

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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