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Space Systems Engineer (Entry Level)

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Job ID: 1927315
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 21, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a motivated entry-level engineer to join the National Security Customer Group (NSCG). The NSCG provides specialized engineering, analysis, and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the future of national security-related space systems. For the summer of 2020, NSCG has an entry-level engineering position available. This engineer will conduct analysis and technical advisory services for an IC research and development (R&D) customer who is developing the next generation of space systems and ground architectures.


Roles and responsibilities potentially include:

  • Work side-by-side with existing subject matter experts in orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, optics, Radio Frequency (RF), communications, and/or modeling and simulation
  • Develop modeling and simulation tools to assist with analysis of complex, technical problems relating to a wide variety of spacecraft and systems
  • Work with the customer to explore new missions, Concept of Operations (CONOPs), and architectures to solve some of the hardest intelligence problems facing the nation
  • Develop algorithms to perform analysis and produce data products
  • Maintain and improve large scale simulations to support multiple missions and integrate existing models from mission partners into simulations
  • Model dynamic agent behaviors
  • Evaluate complex results and determine engineering recommendations based on analysis
  • Quickly translate user needs into effective software solutions
  • Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief government and industry as required
Areas of Technical Interest:
  • Electro-optical, RF, and radar sensor systems
  • Information Systems / Network Engineering
  • Space systems
  • Modeling & simulation software development
  • Emerging and cutting edge technologies
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Game Theory
  • Data Analytics
  • Relational databases
  • Graph theory

Qualifications

  • B.S. (upon employment) in a STEM-related degree field such as engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • US Citizenship required and must be willing and able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance

Desired Qualifications

 

  • M.S. (upon employment) in a STEM-related degree field such as engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science
  • Experience using C, Python, R, SQL, postgreSQL, linux, TCL/Tk, MATLAB, VB, and/or STK
  • Experience modeling and simulating complex systems
  • Knowledge of IC systems and terminology
  • Previous internship or work experience


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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