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Policy Analyst Sr Principal

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Job ID: 1928283
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 13, 2020
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

  • Job Description:
  • SAIC is seeking a Senior Program Analyst to provide on-site Project Execution and Technical support as part of a contract team with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Strategic Capabilities Office (OSD/SCO).
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  • The candidates will:
    • Develop program plans, schedule, milestones, and monitor technical progress against performance objectives and budget and assist in creating pathways for these technologies to enter into warfighter capability sets.
    • Collaborate to form partnerships with Service or Defense Agency Program Offices to leverage existing capabilities in new and innovative ways and to provide expertise in relevant technical disciplines.
    • Assist in conducting quantitative analyses of system mission requirements as they pertain to the potential insertion of advanced technologies, evaluate alternatives and trade-offs, evaluate costs and benefits, investigate compatibility, inter-operability and integration, and study reliability issues.
    • Provide input to the SCO regarding portfolio objectives and in carrying out associated technical and program management responsibilities including conducting technical analyses to help define, assess, and monitor the technical aspects of the program.
    • Conduct performance analyses and assist with technical assessments of performer progress based on the task elements within the performer’s SOW in order to track program progress, technical risk, and potential program impact of failure.
    • Assist in the development and transition of technologies and systems to the user community.
    • Support the activities of on-going and future work and be familiar with the interaction of the technology/system program with the respective community at large.
    • Identify and translate user requirements into specific technology/system R&D objectives, illustrating the benefits of applying the technology/system to military equipment users and developers.
    • Identify the military and commercial utility of new products and technology/system developments, including defining system architectures and supporting subsystem performance requirements.
    • Coordinate rapid prototyping and demonstration efforts to generate preliminary technical management plans, cost estimates for demonstrations, and project milestone schedules for senior leadership.

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Position calls for 20 years of recent and relevant programmatic and technical support experience.
  • Each position calls for proficiency in program management and systems engineering.
  • In-depth knowledge in one or more of the following:
    • Space Control, Spaced-based ISR and/or Ground/Air/Space integration
    • Maritime Operations and Shipboard environments with experience as surface warfare officer
    • Undersea weapons with experience as submarine officer
    • Army long range fires,
    • Data science, artificial intelligence, deep learning systems,
    • Autonomous systems, machine learning
    • Long range weapon kill chains,
    • Communications, networking, inter-networking in communications in denied environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, computer science, physics, or other science and technology related subjects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the DoD and the Military Departments
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and be independently motivated.
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and/or other equivalent program management tools.

Desired Qualifications

 

Desired Skills:

  • Security clearance with a DCID 6/4 eligibility within the last five (5) years.
  • Experience working with DoD, Joint Staff, the Military Departments, Service Program/Project Offices.
Special Circumstances:
  • Location – Founders Square building/Arlington, VA
  • Occasional travel may be required



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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