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Principal Systems Engineer - Quantum Technologies

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Job ID: 1927461
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2020
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 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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